Pros: Going on a date with another couple helps hold your teen responsible and resist temptation.
Christian teens face a lot of the same temptations as other young people, so having friends there can be helpful.
While all of these rules are appropriate, it will be easier for your teen to follow your rules if they understand where the rules come from.
Don't just cite Scripture -- explain how it applies.
Also, try to meet the other couples so that you can feel more comfortable about your teen associating with him or her.
You can try driving your teen to and from the place where the date will happen.
You can also require that your teen goes on dates where other Christians will be present.
The Solution: You can set the rule, but also leave it open for your approval. Don't grill him or her about their faith, but get to know him or her to evaluate whether or not you think this teen shares your child's values.
Pros: Dating that occurs in public places prevents temptation from getting the better of teenagers. Cons: Just saying that the dating has to occur in public places does not necessarily ensure that the people around your Christian teen will hold him or her accountable.