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But each of them is suited to twenty-first century teenaged readers and together they will provide a foundation for the Christian life that will prove both deep and wide. But it will also lead them to the one who delights to make them holy even as he is holy.
This book has shaped many lives and may just shape theirs as well. This is a book about issues that Christians need to be prepared to address, issues that are relevant here in the twenty-first century.
I think the Bible settles the question of sexual relations for us clearly — namely, sexual relations are for marriage.
Paul says in 1 Corinthians 7:2, “Because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.” In other words, sexual relations are for the marriage covenant, not for the engaged couple and not for casual dating relationships.
Yet many strong and godly couples I know who have been married for many years met and dated in high school!
So, is dating in high school foolish but occasionally fruitful?
As soon as they have done a few things together — homework, ball game, went out to eat — and since they’ve done a few things together for that reason, the feeling arises that there should be a little bit of specialness in the relationship.
A specialness that implies he doesn’t do this with a lot of other girls, and she doesn’t do this with a lot of other boys. I can imagine an exceptional situation in our culture where two young people are extraordinarily mature and spiritual and marriage is planned for age eighteen — right after high school.
In other words, it doesn’t follow that because godly people you know married early, that dating early is a good idea. Whether you see dating at age fifteen, sixteen, or seventeen as wise will depend partly on your view of sexual relations, partly on your view of the meaning of dating, and partly on your view of the relative maturity of teenagers.I have watched otherwise strong, wise, and seemingly mature Christian young people completely lose their moral bearings when they find out that they are liked — that they are attractive to an unbeliever.It’s as if every switch on the mainframe of their moral life gets turned off while one massive desire button is alive and well.That view will, of course, set a Christian young person wonderfully and wildly apart from the view that is pervasive in culture and in media — namely, that it is perfectly acceptable to have sex outside marriage with one provision: that it be consensual.That’s not what the Bible teaches, and it’s not what God’s design for man and woman is. There is something else to know about sexuality, and we know it from experience. Namely, one of the most powerful forces in human life is the awakening of a peculiar happiness and desire that comes from being liked by a person of the opposite sex.