Should I text him, pastor?
I am 17 years old and I have never had a boyfriend. My father is very strict. I know he likes a particular young man as my potential partner, but the guy is very shy. We went out on a church trip where I had on a two-piece swimsuit and he had his eyes on me. I was looking at him from the side of my eyes. Every time he realised that I was looking at him, he would turn his face away. He has good manners and he comes from a good family. My father said when I am 18 I could go out with him. I have his cell number. I am wondering if I should text him sometimes.
Dear P. F.,
Your father is doing his best to protect you. I am sure you'll find his advice valuable, so do not ignore what he says. Concerning the young man, I see no harm why you cannot exchange words with him through texts. However, I would caution you to keep those text messages clean.