Dating in middle school
Young men and young women need to learn how to interact with one another in healthy, nonsexual, unromantic ways.
This is where their energy and efforts should be focused in young adolescence.
Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities.
However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister - who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Rather than awakening something they are not yet ready to handle, relating to each other as friends helps them remember something they already know but are prone to forget in adolescence: that we are first and foremost brothers and sisters.
Follows three best friends as they navigate the highs and lows of middle school, with the help of a list of adventures that help them overcome class cliques, terrifying bullies and clueless teachers.
And many of us have seen the devastation a middle school breakup can cause, especially for young girls.
Parents, it may seem cute and innocent that your 12 or 13 year old has a boyfriend/girlfriend, but heed the words of the Shulamite woman.
Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the LORD.Don’t arouse love until it pleases.” Middle schoolers aren’t allowed to drive, they can’t vote, and they still have a few years until they’re old enough to watch R-rated movies.So should we allow them to entangle themselves in the web of romantic love by permitting them to pair off and “date”? I don’t think they have the emotional maturity to properly evaluate or handle the feelings associated with , only to then become so enveloped by it that it consumes nearly every waking moment and thought.Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it.It’s as if the Shulamite woman is saying this: “Girls, I can’t tell you how powerful and overwhelming these affections that I now have for Solomon, my husband, are. God created them for this purpose: that my husband and I my share an intimacy and closeness that strengthens our covenantal bond until death parts us.