Am I trying to warn you?  Yes. Younger women should not be alone—including in a car ride—with young men they don’t know very well.  If a woman asks, “How long is long enough to know someone before going off alone with them?” Tell them this: Until this person you are dating or seeing is willing to meet your parents or youth leaders, your pastors or grandparents over an extended period of time, then you should be only willing to meet with them in public places or on group dates. Is that too radical?  Maybe, but it’s a safety measure…it’s a way to weed out impulsive encounters and possibly dangerous or inappropriate rendezvous.

Hopefully these three reasons will give you topics for conversation with the students and young adults in your life before they go back to school!

Check out Becky's newly released book Emails to My Daughters, a flurry of fictional emails that are based on true-life conversations she's had with young women who’ve confided in her over the past few years.

Becky Tirabassi (pictured with son, Jake) has motivated hundreds of thousands of men, women and students over the last 20 years to change their lives through best-selling books, extensive media appearances, and sold-out speaking events. She currently speaks to adults on prayer and balanced living, and has returned to college ministry and speaking to students across America on topics such as self-image, sex, addictions, and healthy relationships. Her best-selling books on prayer include: Let Prayer Change Your Life, My Partner Prayer Notebook, and Sacred Obsession. She has been a guest on numerous television and radio shows including the CBS Early Show and Focus on the Family, Enjoying Everyday Living with Joyce Meyer and James Robison’s Life Today. Her book, Emails to My Daughter is her first fiction book, and was released in June 2008. Becky is the founder of Becky Tirabassi Change Your Life® Inc., a multi-media corporation and Burning Hearts, Inc., a non-profit student organization. Visit her at: