Appropriate intimacy in dating
There should be some who can wisely handle finances. Men are brought in sometimes because of friendships, political reasons or because of older ones who want someone just like himself or herself to carry on.
We need to wait on God and study the scripture as it applies to men who are to lead.
A person can be a good fisherman or a good banker but be a poor communicator. One danger is to use the influence a leader has as a way to apply pressure on another.
Authority can be misused to provide a leader with a sense of personal power. LEADERSHIP QUALITIESThere are also qualities in leadership. Among the elders of an assembly, some of the leaders should be able to visit. Personally, I feel that men are often brought into the work of overseer-ship in an unscriptural way.
Encourage them to mingle with both boys and girls in a mixed group setting, such as a church youth group.
Talk about pursuing a commitment to sexual purity and make it clear that, for the time being, there can be no question of unsupervised dates.
Then you can promise to revisit the dating question after he or she turns seventeen if your child displays the necessary signs of maturity and sound judgment at that time.
Others feel that dating can be a positive experience for teens provided they are mature enough and the parents know and trust the dating partner.
Before deciding how you’re going to proceed, it’s crucial to realize that contemporary dating is radically different from what it was when the majority of today’s parents were kids.
In young churches just starting, sometimes with the Holy Spirit?