Dating for catholic teens
Pete Vere shares advice regarding unhealthy teenage dating behavior, as well as what type of courtship leads to healthy marriages. Paul, MN, January 24, 2002 There is a growing debate within Catholic circles surrounding the merits of courtship as opposed to dating.As the youngest canon lawyer in North America, I am less than a decade removed from my teenage years, and I also served as a canonical adviser to various adolescent-orientated Catholic apostolates.But I’m not posting this to argue or try to prove that I am right and that there’s only one way to do this. If you don’t like these rules, or if you vehemently disagree with them, or if you think they are stupid, or if you would just choose something different so be it, that’s FINE!This is what WE are currently choosing to do in OUR home with OUR reasoning behind it. Feel free to mosey on to the next blog on your list without further Mean comments, remarks that we are ‘sooo behind the times’ are boring and will likely be deleted.
We only clean the house really well when company is coming.
Therefore, I keep in touch with what is current among today's youth.
Yet I am also experienced with marriage tribunal ministry, where I regularly encounter broken marriages.
We started dating when I was seventeen and we were engaged when I was eighteen.
Seventeen years later with seven children, we are happy and thriving, so I need to clarify what I mean when I say that I am opposed to teenagers dating…
Be friends with members of the opposite gender, hang out, but do not call these social outings dates or think of these as such.