If you don’t have the time [or motivation] to read books like I Kissed Dating Goodbye, Boy Meets Girl, Real Love, or the entire Theology of the Body (which, yes, I confess I’m still working on, on and off), then one of the best quick reads I’ve encountered on the extremely important subject of underage dating can be found here. Excerpt:
The beauty of marriage, as it was intended to be, is that it teaches two people of opposite genders to learn to work through incompatibilities and give of themselves. In the same way, the great ugliness of dating as it is practiced by our culture and portrayed by our media, is that it teaches two people of opposite genders to be selfish by giving them an easy “out” when things don’t go according to their initial feelings. I believe it is fair to say that this form of dating is a training manual for divorce, because it encourages young people to grow accustomed to giving their hearts away and then taking them back.