Adolescents who experience dating violence are not only at an increased risk of being physically injured, but are also more likely to report binge drinking, suicide attempts, physical fighting, and sexual activity.
A date is a planned activity that allows a young man and a young woman to get to know each other better.
This summary report by OJJDP’s National Girls Initiative explains the issues discussed during a roundtable event with advocates from the violence against women and juvenile justice reform for girls communities.
The teen dating scene can be awkward and uncomfortable, for teens as well as their parents.
Developing serious relationships too early in life can limit the number of other people you meet and can perhaps lead to immorality.
Invite your parents to become acquainted with those you date.
Choose to date only those who have high moral standards and in whose company you can maintain your standards.
Remember that a young man and a young woman on a date are responsible to protect each other’s honor and virtue.
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.
Girls are more vocal about the dating interest and tend to be interested in a greater degree at a younger age, but boys are paying attention also.
There is no way around it; your teenager is going to want to date.
Philippians 2:3-5 When we talk to kids about dating, we can help them set the biblical standard of considering another person’s interest above themselves, and that love means wanting the very best for that person. He is kind, good-looking, smart, and a great soccer player. David has Jesus Christ living inside him by the power of the Holy Spirit.
This update to CDC’s Dating Matters online training helps professionals learn about evaluating teen dating violence policies, how they impact the problem, and how to use findings to inform and strengthen public health efforts.