Dating for homeschoolers
The Bible repeatedly speaks of the importance of the blessing from our fathers.The patriarchs of the Old Testament continually warned against marrying strange wives which would lead to idolatry. In recent weeks, I have had the opportunity to get to spend a lot of time talking with various Catholic homeschool families in my community about things such as when a teen should be allowed to start dating, whether they should "date" at all (some preferring to substitute dating for a similar but different idea of "courtship") and how much exposure a teen ought to have to members of the opposite sex.As a homeschooling parent and father of girls, these issues affect me in a very personal level.Many of the stories featured in IKDG and BMG featured women who either worked in their father’s business or church sanctioned place, or stayed at home to learn how to be helpmeets.Few, if any of the women featured had a life outside of their family’s home, or any time on their own before getting married.
Read more → Europeans and Americans have been tremendously blessed by God as the predominant preservers of Christianity for the last 2,000 years.This week we are joining with Life After I Kissed Dating Goodbye to share stories about how Joshua Harris’s book “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” has impacted us.You can read more stories at Life After and discuss on Twitter using the hashtag #IKDGStories. I was like 8 or 10 or something innocuous and the thought of boys and kissing was still gross (ew, spit).-You refer to immature guys as “frogs” thanks to Superchick.-Every Thanksgiving your extended family makes jokes about your wedding day, seriously doubting that will ever happen, and asking about your non-existent boyfriend.