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This may just be one of the most important lessons related to living out the "Purity Code".

As you are aware, there really is a major difference between the world’s philosophy about dating and the Christian approach.

The apostle Paul summed up the Christian attitude when he said: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.

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Since you have a houseful of kids, I am wondering how you deal with this. “Mean Mom” Back when all of my children were small I always said that they could date once they were ready to get married. Based on my own life experiences I couldn’t see how it possibly could be a good thing. As they have grown I have realized that there is no protecting children from being hurt.

And that there are valuable lessons to be learned in all of our relationships, romantic and otherwise.

Dear Chris, Some of my children’s friends have started dating.

We have told our daughter that we don’t want her to date.

Maybe you think your kids won’t lie to you, or disobey you, or sneak around and doing things behind your back, but I have been parenting long enough to know that they will. He never quite seemed to understand what he was doing wrong.

To my credit, I didn’t once say, “Dump that drama queen! Not just in boyfriend/girlfriend situations, but in all friendships.

We will not allow her to have a boyfriend until she is 16.

She thinks that we are mean and are trying to make her life miserable.

When kids exclusively date at an early age, they set themselves up for easily breaking the "Purity Code".

Youth workers and parents can help create a culture with teenagers that embraces the inclusive dating concept.

And like so many other things that I was so certain about, I changed my mind. You may be surprised by what your 13, 14, or 15 yr old considers . Let them have their girlfriend or boyfriend over to the house while you are home. Get to know the other kid’s parents and what his/her home life is like. I have gone to the movies with my son’s girlfriend’s family, out to casual dinners, the amusement park.

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