So many teens now a days feel the pressure to date in high school. If you date that means your pretty, cool and popular. And if you don't your weird, unwanted and... well you get it. So many teens actually believe this. As I entered high school I realized how much pressure you feel to date or have crushes. As I have thought about this, I realized that there are so many benefits to STAYING SINGLE in high school!! Here are my top 5 reasons to stay single in high school!!!
We all know that high school is stressful. Why add one more thing onto your plate that will make your life even more stressful? When we are put under that much stress we are constantly thinking about other things other than school work, grades, family and Jesus!! Take this time in your life to really learn, love Jesus and make long lasting friendships!
2. YOUR HEART!!!As girls, we have very sensitive hearts. God made us to grow up and get married. He wants us to fall in love... when we are ready. You most likely won't marry the guy you like right now. Why put ourselves through the pain of breakups and fights?
3. YOUR HUSBAND!!!
Think about it. The guy you might be dating right now is probably someone else's husband. Only 14% of people marry their high school or even college sweetheart! That means that there is an 86% chance that you won't get married to your high school sweetheart, which means HE IS SOMEONE ELSE'S HUSBAND!!! Would you want to know that your future husband is out there dating a ton of other women?!?!
When your not focused on dating him you can be his friend!! Being his friend is much more fun!! You don't need to stress, you can just relax and enjoy your teen years!! I once had a close guy friend say to me, "I like her (my friend), but I just want to be her best friend." That is what we should all be saying!! Just be their friend and if Jesus plans for you to marry him, guess what..... YOU WILL!!!
5. JESUS AND PURITY!!!
Because we are young, we make quick decisions. We jump instead of tiptoe. We need to focus on keeping our minds on God and saving our hearts for our husbands!!! I know that I want to save my first kiss, hand hold, and other "relationship things" for my husband!!
What do you do for now?Keep in the WORD! That is my best advice! Ask God to keep you focused on Him instead of boys! Stay friends with those boys and hold your friendships close! I have always grown up with my mom encouraging me to have good relationships with boys and to treat them like brothers! After all, THEY ARE YOUR BROTHERS IN CHRIST!!!
If you have any questions or comments let me know!! I would love to pray for you and your precious heart!! Comment down below 1 reason you would/would not date in high school! I'd love to hear from you!!!
Mackenzie Alexis XOXO