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Is Tween PDA OK?
By Roselyn Barrios
Hello, hope you are all having a great year so far and today we are going to talk about PDA.
What is PDA?
PDA is an abbreviation for public display of affection and nowadays, we see a lot of teens who show their affection in public. There are so many opinions about this subject and I would like to share them with you all, so let’s get started!
A lot of kids, especially 13 years old and up, are now going through that period of time where they want to start dating someone. If you are 13 to at least 16 years old, my suggestion is that you wait a while because during your age, you need to focus on school and your future. I know your parents might tell you the same thing but they know best and for right now, that is the best thing for you to do. I pray that you do the right thing because God doesn’t want us to get the wrong impression of what we should do at our age.
Yes, it is good to have fun, but make sure you spend time with the right people, and not the ones telling you to get a boyfriend or girlfriend at your age. If your friends push you to date someone or do something that you know isn’t right, then pray about it, tell that person that you know what’s right and you won’t do something that’s wrong. God wants you to focus on him and yourself rather than on dating. To be honest, I think it’s a little weird seeing young teenagers like ages 12 to 14 kissing out in public. I don’t think kissing is right at that age because some people might look at you differently and God might look at you differently, which isn’t a good thing.
God should see you the way you are. Dating, kissing, and all that isn’t the way you would want God to see you. If I were you, I would want God to see me as a good person who’s not doing what everyone else is and focusing on him and school and my future. My advice to you all is to be different, and don’t try to do what everyone else is because sometimes doing the same thing is boring. Be yourself and don’t let anyone judge you by the decisions you make. I pray to God that he will help us all with our decisions and our path to becoming more like him.