There comes a point in a teen- ager’s life when the subject of dating can no longer be avoided. Young girls aren’t
only expected to be pursuing boyfriends; judgment from their peers
often makes it feel like a requirement.
In addition, teenage boys face mount-ing;pressure;as;they;enter;high;school
and college, where they are bound to
encounter young men who treat sex-ual;relationships;with;girls;as;nothing
going to change.
Either our children will deliberately
will drag them along with what everyone
else is doing. There is no middle ground.
line; it starts by tearing down our convic-tions,;piece;by;piece,;one;forgotten;detail
a;gradual;rising;of;the;world’s;threaten-ing waves, a slow washing away of our
foundation of sand.
Until we stop dancing around the
facts and build solid foundations for our
dating game is real, powerful, and at
times, overwhelming. Young girls are
surrounded by romance films, novels,
songs, and more, all of which tell them
a boy at her side. Boys, on the other
objectification of women. Additional
media such as Facebook, where con-
stantly changing relationship statuses
and continual boy-girl photos create
every “moderately attractive” young
person should have a boyfriend or
from innocent. According to CBS News,
the facts and build solid
foundations for our children,