I’m looking for the input of parents on this forum (or I suppose really, much of anybody).
As children, we look to our parents and other trusted adults to guide us in what is morally appropriate and what is not. Let me start by saying that I am 18 now, so technically an adult. Still, I believe we continue to look to elders to help us with moral issues.
Well, my parents aren’t exactly the best role-models to look at in this sense. They don’t mind sex before marriage, drug usage, etc, etc. So, when it comes to these types of things (that I’ll mention in a second), I tend to look at what a lot of my friends’ parents think. They are usually more restrictive, but for good reasons. I look especially to my best friends’ parents as they are a good, practicing Catholic family.
At any rate, here’s the situation:
My best friend and I (both girls) spent the night at her boyfriend’s house for a campfire/campout. There were three other boys there (including her boyfriend). His parents were there, but inside the entire time. We all slept in the same area.
Would this be considered inappropriate? We are all really good friends and nothing ‘happened’, and we all knew going in that nothing was going to ‘happen’. But at the same time, I keep thinking that this may be playing into putting yourself into the near occasion of sin- a situation where sin could feasebly happen.
No parents had a problem with this, so I decided not to worry about it at the time. Now I’m just curious as to what everyone else’s thoughts are. Do you think spending the night was inappropriate?