Then one day they are gone and your child can't stand the sound of their name! (12/12/2006) By Jean in GA I don't think a 13 yr old should be dating.
I know things have changed a lot but I think that's too young. (Check with leader to make sure they go to the classroom) Then on Sunday have them go to Sunday school together and church service.
If she were older, a 3 yr difference wouldn't matter much but a 16 yr old is too old for a 13 yr old! let her know if this boy doesn't want to go 'anywhere' just to be with her, he really isn't interested in 'her', just her body. You get to know him, you can give your daughter a chance with him and if he doesn't like it he wasn't worth it, and they learn moral lifestyles, lets your daughter know she is worth a little trouble, if this boy doesn't think so another one will.
Also, I'm not sure how she has been actually "dating" him and you didn't know till yesterday? After you get to know him tell her YOU will decide if he is good for her or not.
(12/12/2006) By Debbie Dzurilla I would find a church that has Wednesday night service (dinner) and Sunday late service, like at in the morning. Maybe this boy is a good kid just not accepted by kids his own age. We must do this for our kids, because they are not capable of knowing the danger signs like we are.