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What is a Good Age to Start a Romantic Relationship?

By: Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird

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When the two of us first started thinking about the topic of dating/courtship, we had a lot of questions.

How is old enough? What is the purpose of a relationship? What’s a good way to go about dating? How can we be intentional? etc.

Instead of trying to figure it all out on our own, we invited our parent’s wise counsel into this area of our lives.

We wanted to know what they thought and why they thought it. We didn’t claim to have all the answers and we knew they could help us.

After many late night discussions, the two of us came to some conclusions. Instead of dating around, we chose to be radical with this area of our lives.

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Kristen and Bethany

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  • hannah

    with my famliy we can’t “date” in till we are 18 because there is no point in being in a relationship in till you can get married. If u do u could be setting ur self up for temtation.

  • Abigail

    I was in my first relationship when I was 14. The relationship was very godly and Christ-centered, and our parents were there every step of the way. Eventually we broke up, but one of the main reasons I broke up with him was because I felt we needed to mature before we were in a relationship. I wish I had thought it through a little more before I started the relationship, so that maybe I would not have had to hurt him by ending the relationship. However, I know the importance of waiting to get into a relationship now. There are more benefits than negatives. I just encourage you to think about other, more important things than guys when you are young.


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