Dating vs engagement
We are confronted with a massive predominance of amorality. It remains true that it is very unlikely that a girl will get pregnant if she does not go on a date.
But the practice of dating has transformed the nature of teenage sexuality. It robs a man of the inheritance of an unspoiled wife, and robs the institution of the family of its true foundation. It is naive to think that a woman is able to make decisions limiting sexual activity in an unsupervised context.
Our attitude to dating is not so much a matter of church policy but a matter of family government.
Most parents continue to allow dating because it is the way that they did things in their day, and they believe that they survived.What is self-control: one kiss, or two, or four, or five? This is not a platonic relationship which regards the body as evil, but a spiritual relationship which regards the body as good.So good that I dare not touch what does not yet belong to me.1 Jn -17 states, "Do not love the world or the things in the world.