More than likely you or someone you know is "messin’ around". Some call it premarital sex; others call it marriage out of wedlock. However, what seems right in the heat of the moment is not worth its cost in the end.
When you have sex with anyone other than your spouse, things happen, bad things.
It's important to look for qualities that are sustainable, because that is what will last.
If it’s true that you don’t want to look back someday after the romantic feelings subside (and they will), and regret you lost (amongst other blessings) valuable time.
Then, ask God for discernment as you listen to others’ advice.
The Carringtons also began talking to their children about dating when they were 14 years old.
"With the way things are moving at a faster pace in society these days, the media and society is making an impression on dating and marriage at a much younger age. With this in mind, I would say that 13 is a good time to begin having discussions around these topics," he told The Christian Post in an email.
Carrington: A man or woman of God is actively growing in Christ (different from a church attender), who bases decisions through the lens of Jesus.
Someone who is loving, wise, kind, minimal baggage, fun, effective communicator, pride-less, a leader, a pure or recycled virgin.It takes one time to lose your virginity, one time to contract an STD, one time to become addicted to sexual immorality, one time for your fiancé’s respect for you to dissipate forever… The Bible states that while sin is pleasurable for a season, the after effects are horrible. Repent and stay pure until you’ve said your wedding vows. If you choose to ignore the unrest in your spirit and continue on with this person you just don’t think you can live without, I’ll tell you what comes next -- excuses!…you doubt the person you are dating is “the one” you are meant to marry and fear keeps you from breaking off the relationship. Draper wrote, “Doubt never means yes and always means no or wait a while: God does not lead through doubt. Don’t go so far as justifying staying in a relationship you’ll wish you had abandoned later.Carrington: Vickie and I prepared our children for dating and marriage by modeling a godly example of a loving, imperfect, fun marriage right from birth.As far as dating – teaching and modeling what love looks like, sounds like and acts like, so when they come across counterfeits, they can detect the difference.Anyone ever crossed your path leaving a comment or two that spoke directly to your heart? Are family and/or friends at all iffy about your decision to move forward with the one you are presently dating? Are you dating someone who does not have a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ? There are no guarantees in life, and this includes the salvation of your current date.