I gave dating a chance
If you've decided you're grounded in yourself and ready to date, why do it as a side hobby until you find the right person to settle down with. so i'll admit it, i wasn't blown away with jeramy's thoughts on dating. but then, i am reading this book as a 26-year-old, and not a high schooler as this book is clearly intended for. in a couple of passages that were more about christian living than dating, i was really impacted.in particular, a section about God's will for our lives and a story about light and dark made the whole book worth reading for me.Don't get I finished this last year but just haven't had a chance to sit down and articulate my thoughts on it. I thought it was a pretty balanced guideline for dating christians. be willing to listen to what the partner advises, 5. Yes, God wants us to be contented IN HIM and filled WITH HIM.I have to admit to some wry grins as I read, because he was obviously writing to refute Joshua Harris's "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" and while hinting that he found Harris's book a legalistic set of rules ("perfect formula")j about how to find a spouse, he himself had his own lists of rules. Don't start young people on that road paved with "God wants me to be happy." And I surely don't have to spell out the potential slippery slope when we start with a foundation of appreciating God's creation as justification for having interest in a member of the opposite sex.Add in Best Friends for Life by Michael and Judy Phillips as well.This book was written in response to I Kissed Dating Goodbye, which I was totally crazy about either, but this book's approach is that dating relationships are fine as long as you don't fully invest yourself in them or get too attached.
It was obviously geared to younger readers, suggesting that the reader is still in high school.
This position has provoked an open debate among teens, their parents and youth workers, and single adults.
For a great number of them, many questions remain unanswered. " "Can dating be an option for young adults who love the Lord and long to please Him?
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