Avoiding pitfalls like gossip and lying go a long way in building friendships that last a lifetime.Ways to learn more about how to be a good friend: Dating is the part of many Christian teens' lives.When Tommy came to visit my office, he was very upset about his girlfriend breaking up with him.They went to church together, and he could not understand how she could dump him.Usually Bill and his daughter made small talk on their brief ride home. Bill was concerned about the growing emotional distance between them. for now.” A tense silence filled the car as it eased forward and stopped in the driveway.* Bill is definitely a courageous dad, pressing into a relational hot spot where most parents fear to tread.Sure, he knew this gap was normal for teenagers and their parents. “Okay,” he replied, “I’ll take that for an answer . Although it’s uncomfortable, he’s definitely on the right track.Non-Christians have a different perspective on dating.You see the magazines, TV shows, and movies that tell you how you’re young, and you should date a lot of people before you get married.
As Tommy and I discussed his options, he agreed that an apology was in order and agreed to make better choices. From friendships to dating, these are the years that Christian teens start building ties outside of the family.While these relationships are an exciting time for Christian teens, they also come with their own issues and hazards.He smiled as he thought about all those after-school trips over the last few years: dance classes, piano practices, the unending cycle of softball games and tournaments.He glanced at her in the seat next to him and thought, .