Monday, January 13, 2014

Questions to ask b4 spending time with a boy

Another excerpt from Lysa TerKeurst.  Good stuff!

As a mom of teen girls, there’s a big part of me that wants to say, “stay away from boys until you’re 30!” But maybe a more realistic approach is to teach them the right questions to ask before spending time with a friend boy. (And yes, that wording is intentional.)

Worship — Who or what does he worship in the shrine of his heart?
Words — Do his words (spoken and written) build others up or tear them down?
Character — Who is he when no one else is looking?
Personality — Who is he around other people?
Interests — What kinds of things does he do to recharge?
Feelings — Do you feel better about yourself when he’s around?
Attraction — Is your attraction to him centered around something that will stay over time?

How does he treat his mother?
Knowledge – what is he feeding his mind with?

What do you think about these questions? Are there others you would add?