Dating before then can lead to immorality, limit the number of other young people you meet, and deprive you of experiences that will help you choose an eternal partner.”Not all teenagers need to date or even want to.

Many young people do not date during their teen years because they are not yet interested, do not have opportunities, or simply want to delay forming serious relationships.

Plan dating activities that are positive and inexpensive and that will help you get to know each other.

If you're a Christian, that's the biblical life you're called to.

That's what I hope this column will be about — applying God's Word to dating, finding a spouse and getting married.

Many want to know how they can go about getting to know someone and eventually getting married without getting hurt or compromising their faith.

At Focus on the Family, we've offered a range of resources and expert advice bringing biblical principles to bear in this area.

The system today's young men and women have inherited for finding and marrying a future spouse leaves a lot to be desired.

We often hear complaints from readers about the confusion, hurt and sexual sin they've encountered despite their best intentions.

Scott Croft is an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church where he teaches a seminar on friendship, courtship and marriage.

He is also an attorney who is used to tackling tough questions.

However, good friendships can and should be developed at every age.“When you begin dating, go in groups or on double dates.