” “I’ll have a deeper relationship with him then,” said the girl.My friend showed marvelous restraint at this point and didn’t burst out laughing (or, as I would have, started yelling) at her sweet, innocent daughter’s naivete.“You wouldn’t buy a car without test driving it, would you?” is the analogy I’ve heard most often, as if getting married is the equivalent of picking out the best model.That’s so dangerous for many reasons, but the most important is that it puts your very soul in mortal danger.” She added, “When you’ve been romantically involved with someone for years, you WANT to show him how much you love him. But it’s not like you can get married when you’re 16.” This mom is right.We’re designed by God to bond not just emotionally, but physically.And I’m okay with that, because I LOVE our jello-for-dinner and Spongebob-laden family culture.
A few months ago, I saw someone post pictures on Facebook of “spa day” with her 10-year-old daughter.
At least a few days a week, we stay in pajamas until noon…okay, all day.
We only clean the house really well when company is coming.
(Sorta like an i Phone.) My friend wisely asked, “If you have a boyfriend at 12, what’s left for later?
If you start dating now, what’s left to happen later, say, in three or four years?
For these kids, the risk of being pregnant or contracting an STD is almost entirely eclipsed by their desperate desire to feel loved and attractive.