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Bible Study For Teenage Couples

The Bible is pretty clear that one of the best things we can do after getting married is continue to study God’s Word. There are no specific guidelines or schedules, but some daily time spent together in the Word will strengthen your relationship now and in the future.

A bible study for teenage couples can provide a needed push in the right direction to bring about positive change. If a couple is truly interested in improving their relationship, then this type of bible study is often one of the most beneficial. Scripture contains principles that can help nearly every type of relationship, assuming they are willing to seriously work on it together.

Bible Study For Teenage Couples

In this bible study for teenage couples, we’ll be looking at the book of Ruth.

Ruth is a beautiful story about love and loyalty in the time of famine. It’s also a great reminder that God is with us even when things don’t go our way.

In this study, we’ll focus on three main themes from the book:

  • The importance of community
  • Loyalty and faithfulness in times of hardship and struggle
  • The power of love to overcome even the most impossible circumstances

A Bible study for teenage couples is a great way to spend time together and learn more about God. It is also a fun activity that can be done in the comfort of your own home. There are several different types of Bible studies available online, but there are also many resources available at your local library or bookstore.

Some of the best Bible studies for teenagers include:

  • The Text-Driven Life by Jeff Vanderstelt
  • The Gospel Project by LifeWay Christian Resources
  • The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

Bible study is a great way to learn more about the Bible and grow in your faith. It’s also a great way to connect with other people who are interested in getting to know God better. You may have heard that it’s important for couples to be on the same spiritual level, but what does that mean? Well, it means that you should both be looking for ways to grow closer to God and make a change in your lives.

We’ve put together a few ideas for how you can start your own bible study group for teen couples. We’ll walk you through each one and give you some tips along the way:

  1. Pick an Activity
  2. Pick a Topic
  3. Find Partners or Leaders

The Bible is a lot of things to a lot of people. It’s a guide for our daily lives, a collection of stories that teaches us about God and what it means to be human, and a source of comfort in times of need. But for many, the Bible is also something more: a way to connect with other humans.

We want to help you find that connection by providing you with the tools you need to engage in meaningful conversation about the Bible. We’ll start by introducing you to some terms that will help you talk about the Bible in ways that are relevant and accessible to all kinds of people.

We’ll also show you how we can use our knowledge of these terms and concepts when reading, discussing, and interpreting scripture together—so that no matter what your level of experience or understanding is when it comes to the Bible, we can all grow together.

  1. What do you think is the most important thing to remember when it comes to the Bible?
  2. Why do you think the Bible is important?
  3. What are some of your favorite stories from the Bible?

Christian Teen Dating

To properly discuss teen dating, we need to clarify the term dating. To some today, the word dating has become synonymous with sleeping together. Defined that way, no Christian teen or anyone else of any age should be “dating,” since under no conditions is it ever right for unmarried persons to have sex with each other. For the purposes of this article, we will define dating as “meeting socially with someone of the opposite gender to spend time together and get to know him or her.” Dating can be casual or serious; it can lead to romance or to both individuals going their separate ways.

In considering the wisdom of Christian teens dating, we need to establish the purpose of dating. Dating is a fairly recent Western idea, evolving from the earlier practice of courtship. The purpose of courtship was to determine whether a boy and a girl liked each other enough to consider marriage. Courtship involved the whole family and always involved a chaperone. In a day when marriage occurred earlier, often in the late teen years, courtship worked well as a means of selecting a life partner.

In today’s culture, most teenagers are not mature enough to consider marriage. Secondary education opportunities, financial limitations, and extended adolescence actually work against the idea of early marriage; therefore, dating sets teenagers up for a tremendous amount of emotional, physical, and psychological stress before they are old enough to handle it. If marriage is not an option for many years, then why date? There is little possibility of a good outcome. If the romance is unrequited, teenagers must deal with broken hearts, rejection issues, and distractions at a time when they need to be focused on their education and growing up. If the romance is mutual, what are two teenagers to do? Two sixteen-year-olds “in love,” but who can’t marry for several more years, are in danger of crossing sexual boundaries and creating more heartaches and deeper problems.

When evaluating the wisdom of teenage dating, we should consider how many of society’s ills have links to teen dating and sexual experimentation: abortion, single parenthood, poverty, STD’s, suicide, low-income wage earners, AIDS, rape, and school drop-out rates. How many of those problems might be greatly reduced if teenagers delayed romantic involvement until they were out of high school?

When Christian teens are grounded in moral values and see dating as a way to learn about the opposite sex, the danger diminishes. Through dating, they can discover characteristics in others that they like and dislike, gathering information for the time when they will select a spouse. They keep their dating relationships causal and involve friends and family in their times together. They limit physical displays of affection and have clear boundaries on such activity. They have an open, honest relationship with their parents, and the parents know their teens can be trusted. When all those factors are in place, Christian teens may be able to navigate the dating years without collateral damage to their bodies and souls.

As Christian parents determine how wise it is for their teens to be dating, they should consider the culture in which their teens live: pornography exposure is at epidemic proportions, cultural boundaries are nearly obsolete, and peer pressure and expectations pull teenagers away from biblical values. Is it wise or reasonable to subject impressionable teenagers to the adult situations that one-on-one dating creates? We as adults find it difficult to maintain godly standards when emotions are involved, so why would we assume inexperienced and vulnerable children have the strength and wisdom to do so? Teens are children, after all, and they need to be protected from situations beyond their understanding and self-control.

As Christians, our goals are different from the world’s goals (1 Peter 2:11), and our life choices should be different. We cannot allow our decisions to be shaped by a world that mocks biblical values. Our children are precious gifts entrusted to us by their Creator (Psalm 127:3). God holds us responsible for how well we instill His truth, represent His heart, and protect our children from the enemy (Ephesians 6:4; Deuteronomy 6:6–7). Until our teens have internalized the lessons we’ve taught them and are making sound decisions on their own, we should be careful about letting them date one-on-one.

So is it wise for Christian teens to be dating? All things considered, the wisest course is to raise children with the understanding of the purpose of dating and with the conviction that delaying romance until marriage is an option will save them a mountain of heartaches. Succumbing to outside pressures, teenage petulance, or naiveté is no way to raise children. Wise Christian parents accept that, while their values may not always be appreciated, they are best for their children. Teenagers who gladly accept the counsel of their parents will bypass many of the pitfalls that ensnare their peers.

Bible Studies For Teen Girls

Good news: Summer is just around the corner! Why not spend the warm months of vacation studying with your favorite girl?

If you have a teen daughter at home, mentor a girl from church, or you have a niece or granddaughter you’re close with, here are 13 studies that have both adult and teen versions. Study alongside each other or lead a group of teen girls through a study that has impacted your spiritual walk with God.

TruthFilled by Ruth Chou Simons | 7 Sessions

Join Ruth Chou Simons in this 7-session study of the Book of Colossians as she leads us through a practice of preaching gospel truth to ourselves by studying Paul’s example. In every changing season of life, we can rest in God’s character, rehearse our identity in Christ, respond in faith, and remember God’s provision for us. In today’s culture, there’s no shortage of self help, easy fixes, and worldly advice, but only the truth of God’s Word was meant to fill you up and satisfy you fully.

Elijah by Priscilla Shirer | 7 Sessions

Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Yet few are willing to go through the process required to get them there.

In this 7-session journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah, discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.

With Us in the Wilderness by Lauren Chandler | 7 Sessions

The Book of Numbers is a story of identity, wilderness, and God. Numbers continues the historical narrative begun in Exodus, the story of God’s people newly freed from Egypt’s shackles and wandering toward the promised land. While it accounts for the next 39 years of their wilderness roaming, it’s also a story of God’s presence among His beloved.

Join Lauren Chandler in this 7-session, in-depth study of the Book of Numbers and God’s people. Discover how even when they rebelled—and this book tells of many rebellions—God’s love and promises remained. It’s in that love and those promises the children of Israel found their identity and where we must find ours today.

Finding God Faithful by Kelly Minter | 8 Sessions

Trace the path of Joseph’s life in the Book of Genesis to observe how God’s sovereignty reigns, even in our darkest moments. Learn to recognize when God is working during periods of waiting, trust God’s plan when life doesn’t make sense, and rest in the sufficiency of His presence in every circumstance. His provision is enough, His presence is constant, and His purpose is unstoppable.

Matchless by Angie Smith | 8 Sessions

Who is Jesus? Why did He come to earth? How can I know Him?

Join Seamless author Angie Smith in this 8-session search for truth as she unfolds the story of our matchless Savior—His mission, miracles, and message. Through her signature wit and accessible style, Angie unpacks Scripture in a way that’s easy to understand, regardless of how long you’ve been studying the Bible (a great option for new believers!). This study will deepen your understanding of Jesus through biblical, historical, and cultural insight and help you see Him less as an iconic figure and more as an intimate friend.

Jude by Jackie Hill Perry | 7 Sessions

While often overlooked, the Book of Jude remains as relevant today as the time it was written. God has commanded His beloved church to do the necessary work of contending for the faith in a world of unbelief, and as we do, He will keep us from falling into the same deception.

In this 7-session study from Jackie Hill Perry, dive into themes of being called, loved, and kept, and learn how to point others to Jesus in grace and truth. We serve others well when we share the whole gospel with them, not just the parts deemed attractive by our culture.

We Saved You a Seat by Lisa-Jo Baker | 7 Sessions

Friendship can be hard, making new friends even harder, and maintaining genuine friendship the hardest of all.

In this 7-session Bible study, Lisa-Jo Baker and friends from (in)courage explore our relationship with Jesus as the ultimate model for authentic friendship. Nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend—it’s how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us. So instead of chasing perfection, overcome your fear of being known and find the courage to connect.

Looking for Lovely by Annie F. Downs | 7 Sessions

As Christians, we are not promised lives of ease. Often it takes just a small moment of beauty to regain hope and continue on when life is chaotic and unpredictable. Only when we learn to spot the lovely in the midst of hardship can we experience the transcendent peace of God that keeps us persevering when we want to give up.

In this 7-session Bible study, Annie F. Downs examines the ordinary people of the Bible—fishermen, gardeners, women, soldiers—to reveal the moments they found beauty in everyday circumstances and hope in God’s timing. Because they trusted in this: He makes everything beautiful in His time.

Rachel & Leah by Nicki Koziarz | 6 Sessions

Over 6 sessions, arm yourself with biblical truths to combat comparison by studying the account of Rachel and Leah. Learn to be content without becoming complacent, and discover godly wisdom to quiet the incessant Why her? question in your head. Develop greater awareness of your insecurities, and learn to stop the lies in their tracks. Because the truth will set you free, and free women don’t have to measure up to anyone.

All Things New by Kelly Minter | 8 Sessions

The city of ancient Corinth was much like our own modern-day cities: a melting pot of electrifying cultural experiences to be had, along with the myriad pitfalls of spiritual depravity. Still, Paul wrote to the church of God in Corinth. Meaning God’s church is meant to thrive in any city and every circumstance in which we find ourselves. Paul’s letter is as timely as ever.

Over 8 sessions, Kelly Minter will lead you through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come.

The Quest by Beth Moore | 6 Sessions

Curiosity is hardwired in humanity. We have this innate need to question and seek after what we don’t know or understand.

In this 6-session Bible study, delve into Scripture to explore how God created us to seek after Him—a God who desires to be found and known. In this lifelong quest of faith, learn to develop your intimacy with Him and embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God.

The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer | 7 Sessions

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.

The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. This 7-session study is more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.

Seamless by Angie Smith | 7 Sessions

In 7 sessions, Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Whether you’ve grown up hearing Bible stories or you’re exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming.

Experience the Bible as a whole as you gain clarity and confidence in your understanding of Scripture. Discover a biblical context that reshapes and brings to life stories from the Old and New Testaments.

Anxious by Scarlet Hiltibidal | 8 Sessions

We live in a broken, sad, scary place. We don’t need to watch the natural disasters and political unrest in the news to know what our bodies already know. Our bodies get sick. Our minds are fragile. The mortality rate for humans is astonishingly high. There’s plenty to worry about, and the world is full of faulty solutions for our anxieties.

But true peace comes when we learn to hold God’s Word up to what worries us. There, we learn we can’t fix ourselves; we can’t protect ourselves. Instead, the Bible tells us we can rest, knowing that Jesus walked into the broken, sad, scary places to rescue us and love us. He is the One who fixes. His is the only protection that matters.

Join Scarlet Hiltibidal in this 8-session study to learn how we can practically take hold of the perfect peace that is only available through God as we dive deeply into His Word, embrace the practice of prayer, and live authentically in the support of our communities of faith.

What Does The Bible Say About Teenage Dating

There are all kinds of advice out there about dating today, but a lot of it is about dating in the world rather than Christian dating. Christians need to have a different attitude toward dating. However, even among Christians, there are differences as to whether you should or should not date. The choice is up to you and your parents, but Christian teens should still know God’s perspective on dating.

Non-Christians have a different perspective on dating. You see the magazines, TV shows, and movies that tell you how you’re young, and you should date a lot of people before you get married. You see certain “role models” jumping from one dating relationship to another.

Yet God has more in store for you than just jumping from one relationship to another. He is clear on whom you should date and why you should date. When it comes to Christian dating, you live according to a different standard – God’s. Yet it’s not just about following the rules. There are some solid reasons why God asks us to live a certain way, and dating is no different.

Why Should Christian Teens Date (Or Not Date)?
While most people have differing opinions about dating, it is one area of the Bible where there is not a lot of information. However, Christian teens can get some idea of God’s expectations from certain Scripture verses:

Genesis 2:24: “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” (NIV)

Proverbs 4:23: “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” (NIV)
1 Corinthians 13:4-7: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (NIV)
These three scriptures give insight into the Christian dating life. We need to realize that God means for us to meet the ONE person that we are meant to marry. According to Genesis, a man will leave home to marry one woman to become one flesh. You do not need to date a lot of people – just the right one.

Also, Christian teens need to guard their hearts. The word “love” is thrown around with little thought. Yet, we often live for love. We live for God’s love first and foremost, but we also live for the love of others. While there are many definitions of love, 1 Corinthians tells us how God defines love.

It is love that should drive Christian teens to date, but it should not be the shallow version of love. When you date, it should be taken seriously. You should know the person you are dating and know their beliefs.

You should check your potential boyfriend against the values listed in 1 Corinthians. Ask yourself if the two of you are patient and kind to one another. Are you envious of one another? Do you boast about one another or to each other? Go through the characteristics to measure your relationship.

Only Date Believers
God is pretty picky on this one, and the Bible makes this issue very clear.

Deuteronomy 7:3: “Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons” (NIV)
2 Corinthians 6:14: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” (NIV)
The Bible seriously warns us about dating non-Christians. While you may not be looking at marrying anyone at the moment, it should always be in the back of your head. Why get involved emotionally with someone that you should not marry? This does not mean you cannot be friends with that person, but you should not date them.

This also means that you should avoid “missionary dating,” which is dating a non-believer in the hopes that you can convert him or her. Your intentions may be noble, but the relationships rarely work out. Some Christians have even gotten married to non-believers, hoping that they can convert their spouse, but often the relationships end up in disaster.

On the other hand, some Christian teens believe that interracial dating is inappropriate due to the scriptures that tell Christians to avoid being yoked to non-Christians. However, there is actually nothing in the Bible that prohibits dating people of other races. The Bible places more emphasis on Christians dating other Christians. It is culture and society that place an emphasis on race.

So make sure you are only dating those who share your beliefs. Otherwise, you may find that your relationship is a struggle rather than a joy.

Be careful of recreational dating, where you date for the sake of dating. God calls us to love one another, but the scripture is clear that He asks us to be careful. While love is a beautiful thing, the breaking off of relationships is hard. There is a reason they call it a “broken heart.” God understands the power of love and the damage a broken heart can do. This is why it is important for Christian teens to really pray, know their hearts, and listen to God when they decide to date.

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