Probably before I am ready my kids are going to be noticing the opposite gender. There is a lot of talk/books written about courting vs. dating. What are your experiences and what are your views? How did or are you going to handle it with your children? What about a chaperone? That term is used so little anymore that I don't even know how to spell it. Are we puting our kids under too much pressure by letting them date and be alone together? Are we asking for trouble that way? Is that giving them opportunity to sin? We haven't decided completely what we will do when our kids do reach that age but we are thinking of (for our girls-the guy must come to our home to be with them) and for our boys-they must have a chaperone. One thing we feel very strongly about and have taught our kids from day one is that they do not even kiss until their wedding--whtn the preacher says "You may NOW kiss your bride". I also feel that there is really not a good reason for young couples to be alone together--that they should always be where they can be interrupted. Advice or comments please? Again, I am just picking brains. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.