I am opposed to teens exclusively dating before a marriageable age with a purpose other than serious marriage discernment. It’s not that all of those boys were monsters (although a couple were mighty strange) but rather that I did not have the time and the freedom to develop purpose and confidence outside of a relationship.
I would gladly trade every positive moment with my teen boyfriends to have those years back as my own.
If I said I know you so well & your personality, etc. He IS love, He alone can truly teach you how to love and be capable of being in a relationship. In an email exchange with Fathers for Good, King discussed several aspects of dating. Why is there no explicit mention of dating in the Catholic tradition?Fathers for Good: Is there a Catholic understanding of dating? The Church as the whole body of believers, spanning both the globe and human history, tends to think about those issues that have touched on humanity for much of history and across most of the globe.After 10 months of in-person dating, they married in 2005.Over roughly the last decade, online dating has gone from stigma to social norm.