Cons Some people say they are Christians, but they are not necessarily Godly in their actions.Setting this rule alone can breed lying and inappropriate activities.The Solution: Discuss temptation openly with your teen.You don't have to divulge all of your temptations, but explain how temptation is normal and everybody faces it.Pros: Telling your teen to be careful when holding hands, kissing, or touching can help him or her avoid situations that can end up going too far.
You can also require that your teen goes on dates where other Christians will be present.
Also go over ways to avoid temptation, but also ways to cope when faced with it.
Be sure to include what "too far" means and how to be safe from things like date rape when in tempting situations.
Cons: Just making the blanket demand can make it easy for teens to rebel or go too far without understanding.
Teens may also not understand what to do when they end up in a tempting situation.