Why Summer Love & Flings don’t fit within a Kingdom Mindset

Summer brings opportunities to meet new people—including boys. Teen girls often make boy friends who they wish would be, well, boyfriends! The world romanticizes summer relationships, but how can you guide your girl to move through a summer fling with an eternal mindset  

Christians are called to be a people of moderation, so a quickly-escalating summer love pushes your girl into unhealthy thought patterns. Spontaneity unchecked gives way to impulsivity—and herein lies the long-term consequences of summer decisions made.  

Encourage your girl to keep the time spent with her new friend in check, opting for interactions that foster long-term friendship first rather than acting on potentially fleeting romantic feelings. From letter-writing to outings with the family, a friendship fostered at a healthy pace keeps intentions pure and honors all involved. 

Philippians 4:5, ESV 

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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.