However, even with these guidelines, three out of four of our teens had their first real date to the school prom in their junior year at age 17.
Our teenagers would all say that their prom dates were a lot of fun. Many of the parents were involved with before-dance dinners, chaperoning the dance, and hosting after-dance activities at homes or rented facilities.
“Your mom and I just want to make sure you know what you stand for as you get old enough to date. We’re trying to train them to protect their emotions and not to send romantic signals to boys.
And when a young man sends romantic signals to one of our daughters, we’ve talked with him and tried to keep the relationship on a friendship level.
That’s why it’s so important for our teens to wait to date.
Spiritual and emotional maturity can only come with time.