The bell rings! Another school week is over. You and your classmates are rushing out of the classroom. Then as you make your way out, she called out your name and said: “Hey, see you in church this Sunday!” You feel your heart skipping a beat, but then you managed to reply with a shy smile and a brief “Yes.”
Your mind keeps playing in that passing moment (albeit a very quick one), now you just can’t sleep. Tossing and turning! Smiling! Grinning! It’s as if your heart is going to burst. You just can’t help yourself. All you know is that you have this admiration for her for as long as you could remember, and now, she noticed you. You now had rumbling thoughts in your mind. Should I ask her out? Will she say yes? Is she dating someone?
When adolescence hits you hard, and you can’t explain (nor control) all those feelings for someone, what do you do? You might want to share these roaring thoughts with someone – your parents, or a friend, or your youth pastor – but you’re somehow reluctant to open up for some reason. Maybe they just wouldn’t understand. Worse, perhaps you’re mom will tease you in front of the girl. Or your friend will continue to badger you and will find that your secret is out, your friend decided to tell the “confession” for you. You just want Christian dating advice for teenage guys like you. You long to seek biblical wisdom. But how?
Is dating a sin? Is it okay to date at your age? If yes, how do I know if I’m ready for dating?