Teaching Your Daughter About Discernment and Healthy Dating

It’s impossible to escape talk of reality TV dating shows these days. It’s always the same—contestants start out hoping they’ll find “the one,” but a few months later, they end up getting their hearts broken while the world tunes in.

You know it’s nothing more than vapid producer-created television, but does your daughter? Get her honest opinion on dating in today’s culture. If you struggle to start the relationship conversation, start with a question as outlandish as “Can you imagine dating a guy who has 30 other girls pining for his affection?” Help her paint a picture of what healthy dating really looks like.

Dating requires discernment. If your daughter doesn’t understand this gift of the Holy Spirit yet, start by reading John 1:5 together.

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American Heritage Girls

American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.