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As soon as they have done a few things together — homework, ball game, went out to eat — and since they’ve done a few things together for that reason, the feeling arises that there should be a little bit of specialness in the relationship.
A specialness that implies he doesn’t do this with a lot of other girls, and she doesn’t do this with a lot of other boys. I can imagine an exceptional situation in our culture where two young people are extraordinarily mature and spiritual and marriage is planned for age eighteen — right after high school.
I have watched otherwise strong, wise, and seemingly mature Christian young people completely lose their moral bearings when they find out that they are liked — that they are attractive to an unbeliever.
It’s as if every switch on the mainframe of their moral life gets turned off while one massive desire button is alive and well.
The principle, it seems to me, that wisdom calls for is to postpone dating to the point where there is a significant measure of spiritual maturity and life experience and a readiness to move toward marriage.
There was a time when the cultural expectations and the cultural supports were in place, partly to prepare young people to marry that early and partly to provide the structures and help after they got married.
The subtitle gives us details: “A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Abortion, Persecution, Orphans and Pornography.” If your teens read this one they learn how “the gospel moves Christians to counter all of these issues in our culture with conviction, compassion, and courage.” by Jerry Bridges.
Jerry Bridges carried out a long and faithful ministry and this book was one of his most important.
I decided I’d better remedy this oversight straight away.
Here, then, is a list of ten great books every Christian teen ought to read—or at least consider reading. Not all of these books will stand the test of time as Christian classics. Sproul’s book will introduce teens to the concept of holiness, to the necessity for holiness, and to their own deep unholiness.