All about dating and courtship updating the beers criteria for
Every pastor should have church guidelines that include boundaries for how their youth groups should be conducted.
This is to give themselves enough time to pray, seek counsel, and hear from God about the other person before they fall hopelessly in love and reach the point where their heart has already made a choice to be with the other person–whether it be the will of God or not!
• Youth should be taught to have greater criteria beyond physically attraction.
They should be taught what to look for in a lifelong partner: someone who has God-given aspirations with their career, an education, the right concepts of family and God, the ability to handle money well, connected to a local church, etc.
Then maybe you could sneak a kiss on her cheek or she’ll let you hold her hand.
Maybe you could talk about your plans to elope and escape her strict parents.
I would say at least 18 although others would say 16. Even something as harmless as a hug can lead to petting which will then lead to a sexual encounter.