Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Christian Dating

The youth group at the chapel on post is currently holding classes on dating for Christian teens. The class basically teaches them what is appropriate to do and not to do, and what the consequences are for breaking the rules (STD's and babies). Having just attended prom, Ben has had opportunity to observe courtship behavior among other teens. One of his biggest complaints about prom (both last year and this year) was that the teens don't really dance, they just grind up against each other. Ben and his girlfriend did the Cha Cha.

The leader of the dating class was explaining to them that some teens will get as close to having sex as they can without actually having sex and still feel that they haven't done anything wrong because they haven't gone "all the way". He mentioned that when he was a teen they did what they called "Christian sex" which was simulating sex but keeping your clothes on.

"Really," said Ben, "These days they just call that dancing."

1 comment:

  1. That is a funny story. I am glad they are having dating classes, so sad every time I hear about teenage pregnancies in particular. There is no reason to keep kids in the dark about these things, I feel that is how problems start. Dating is never easy at any age, actually if any thing it is easier when you are young, as we get older many turn to online dating sites. But you have to start with the foundation of knowing how to treat somebody on a date even then. Good blog, enjoyed.