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The Dating Game

The Dating Game

When it comes to dating, our sons and daughters need the right boundaries to keep them out of trouble and protect their hearts.  Regardless of your experiences and mistakes, you still want your teens and young adults to have better experiences.  Asking them questions about how they view dating, courting and other forms of interaction with the opposite sex opens the door for you both to succeed.  If you are the first person to begin the conversation with your children about dating, you are the expert.

Table Topics


Question 1

Why is it important to date (or court)?



Their answer will tell you a lot about how they view dating and it’s purpose.  It will also tell you a lot about their maturity.  You can go deeper by asking if they know the difference between dating and courting. Then discuss why courting is the best way to protect their hearts.



Do you have friends who have taken dating too far, too fast?  What happened?



This is a great way for you, as a parent, to help them see how their lives can change in the matter of one bad decision.  Fast-forward how a young teenager’s life can turn into adult hood and so much responsibility when they date and go too far.  



Do you know how to honor (a young man or young women) when you date or court?



Discuss how honor means to show that you value someone.  The way you show value is to respect them, be kind to them, and even protect them.  Explain that most young people who date want more than anything to be honored and to be shown they have value.  The best way to find the one your supposed to be with is to honor them in the dating relationship.


Every parent, regardless of their own experiences and mistakes, want their children to date, fall in love at the right time, stay married to that person and have biological children.  Why?  Because any other way can bring about pain and brokenness.   Help you children make wise decisions by talking to them about dating and doing it right.   Be intentional and help them set boundaries as you talk with them about why you care so much about their hearts.  For more go to and search “So You Want to Date My Daughter” blog.

© C2GenFamily

About The Author


Bill Ford’s first passion is helping families. He is the author and developer of C2 Family, an equipping ministry that empowers parents to be intentional with their children, seek God’s vision, and change the culture for generations to come. ©C2GenFamily and C2 Family

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