Then, write them into the contract in such a way that you can readily identify them.
Furthermore, considering the temptations that come with dating, it’s important for teenagers not to dishonor someone, especially sexually.
The stronger their personal convictions, the easier it can be to state their beliefs and respectfully stand against peer pressure.
We encourage you as a family to make a list of the beliefs and convictions necessary for dating.
These questions can help you determine what needs to go into your formal dating contract. Our parents were interested in seeing that we had self-control and could stand up for our beliefs.
As parents, when you talk about these issues with your teen, determine their specific beliefs and convictions.
Furthermore, we knew that we needed to be responsible for our actions as well.
Again, as a family, write down your own definition of responsibility. How will you know if your son or daughter is responsible — what will they be doing or not doing?
Several months before I had asked Stacey out, my parents had agreed that I’d demonstrated the necessary integrity according to our contract.
Late Thursday night, I finally called the only girl I thought would say yes.
Her name was Stacey and she sat next to me in Geometry class.
Having a written contract helps take the pressure off guessing when a teen is ready to date.
It’s impossible to say that someone is ready to date at a specific age.