I don’t have one. Yet.
I’m waiting for all the advice you will give me! Seriously, this is something I know Lowell and I have discussed, but not at great lengths since our oldest isn’t even twelve yet. And if we did decide something, um…..I’m afraid I’ve forgotten it. We’ll call it pregnancy brain at the moment.
I was nineteen and a half when we started dating and a month from being 21 when we got married, with Lowell being a year older. Looking back, it still feels like we were so young. Yet who starting out doesn’t feel that way?
Personally, I’d like my children to be able to go into some kind of short-term mission work before they settle down. Lowell was able to go to Haiti on a mission trip before we got married, but I never did. I’ve always wished I could have had that chance to see for my own eyes what conditions others live in and how I truly might have helped them.
I’d love to know what you and your husband have come up with regarding dating. Sure, this might be a little premature considering the ages of our children, but honestly, sixteen – eighteen – twenty aren’t all that far away.
Have or will you set a dating age for your children? Or does it depend on the circumstances or maturity level of your child?