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Once you know your limits, you need to be strong and secure enough to say "no" or "stop" if things are getting too hot and heavy.» Yes » No : A healthy sexual relationship means that both partners agree to and feel comfortable with sexual activity.Trying to pressure, convince, or beg a partner to have sex is unhealthy and shows disrespect for your partner’s boundaries and feelings. We’ve got faith in you, but do you think you have it in you to make this relationship last? Will you be that girl that just has a bunch of flings or are you ready to be committed?Trying to control your partner is a warning sign for abusive behavior. It sounds like you respect your partner’s space and their need to spend time with other people who are also important to them. Have you ever checked your partner’s phone or text messages without them knowing?» Yes » No : Checking someone’s messages without their permission violates their privacy and their trust in you.The world wants to define dating for your teenager.Satan bombards her with images of "normal relationships" that contradict God's Word.Thankfully, God is still stronger than the world, and He wants to protect your teen in the midst of temptation.Good news: Your teenager can maintain healthy, God-honoring relationships. You have the power to redefine dating for your teenager, using strategies that can help you and your teen to navigate relational waters.