If you’ve ever raised a teenage girl, then you can really appreciate this piece of advice. We have two daughters and it seemed they fell in love as quickly as the seasons changed. So, when I read this mom’s idea using scripture…well, I just had to pass it along. Blessings!
This little idea has been circulating around Facebook for a while, but I thought it was worth sharing one more time.
When our daughters began navigating the “dating” waters, I just wanted to stick my head in the sand but knew I couldn’t ignore it forever. So, we began talking with them about appropriate behavior, clothing and emotional / physical boundaries. YIKES! In this ever-changing world, we were “pushing the noodle up hill” as they say. In other words, we were in for a bumpy ride!
And then I saw this ‘idea’ on Facebook about “crushes.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-6 teaches us about what Love looks like. For example, Love is patient, Love is kind, Love does not boast, etc.
So, here’s your daughter’s “boyfriend” test. Read the scripture but place the young boy’s name before each Love attribute.
For example, if the young boy’s name is Sean (as below), simply say his name before each attribute. “Sean is patient. Sean is kind. Sean does not boast.” And?
If this young man can “PASS” this test then maybe he’s a keeper! But, if not, well then, you know what to do.
Another thought…read this scripture for yourself and insert your own name. For example, “Jennifer is kind. Jennifer does not rejoice at wrongdoing.” Do I fully SEE myself living out God’s word? Does my spouse see me living out God’s word?
Thank you, Facebook, for just one more awesome tip as we navigate life. May God bless our reading of His word. Amen.
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