Dating after divorce with teenagers
She titled the post “On Dating Chinese Men.” A title like that suggests that the author is bringing a great deal of experience to her topic — that perhaps she has dated a number of Chinese men, or at least dated one long enough to get a better sense of the dating culture, and she wants to tell others about that overall experience. Now, she does preface this date as her “first Chinese date,” suggesting she probably did have more than one experience.
But if that is the case, then why doesn’t she write about more of her dating experiences in the post?
The Bible uses the phrase “the bloom of youth” to describe the period of life when sexual feelings and romantic emotions first become strong.
(1 Corinthians ) To maintain close association with one particular member of the opposite sex while you’re still in this phase can fan the flames of desire and lead to wrong conduct. Many of them may be all too eager to experiment with sex.
“They come to view relationships as transitory—which in a sense prepares them for divorce rather than for marriage.” Clearly, when you date someone, you’re affecting that person’s feelings. Think: Would you like someone to play with your feelings as if they were some child’s toy—to be picked up for a moment and then quickly abandoned? The Bible says that love “does not behave indecently.”—1 Corinthians 13:4, 5.
A youth named Chelsea says: “Part of me wants to say that dating should be just for fun, but it’s no fun when one person is taking it seriously and the other isn’t.” Tip: To prepare for dating and marriage, read 2 Peter 1:5-7 and pick one quality you need to work on.
The reality is, there are all kinds of Chinese men out there, and the potential for all kinds of dating experiences with them — both positive and negative.
Basically, even at this point I don’t trust myself to make such a decision.