Dating too early
Often students view youth ministers and youth leaders as legalistic people who ban dating just because they don’t trust them. First, youth ministries will never have the power nor authority to ban dating and often simply discourage it.
Secondly, the reason that most youth leaders ban dating among youth is not because they’re legalistic nor is it because they don’t trust students.
As the resident lady in a large group of gay men, I know Grindr all too well.
In fact, because one of my friends had a Blackberry back in 2010 and Grindr was only available on i Phone, I had an account on my phone for him.
If you ever had the chance to go back in time and change one thing, would you?
I’ve always told myself that the past mistakes shaped me into me, so the standard answer I would give is that I wouldn’t have gone back, because if I had, I wouldn’t know what I knew now.
When I tell this story, no one ever remembers Blendr. I was living on the Lower East Side with a friend from college who was in her one — and only — single phase of life. Walk in God's Purpose for Your Life Why Men Abandon Relationships Does "The One" Exist? Many of today’s youth have a misconception about the stand most youth ministries take on students who date.More often than not, a romantic relationship between a boy and a girl will hold sexual tension.
Youth ministries should stop sweeping this under the rug and must start telling their students that they disciple the danger it holds to their purity, but they must do so with love and understanding.
Sometimes there are some Christian relationships among students that are a blessing and remain pure, but many times they can also end up as total wrecks.