I Gave Dating a Chance: A Biblical Perspective to Balance the Extremes

I Gave Dating a Chance A Biblical Perspective to Balance the Extremes Jeramy Clark answers the extreme Don t Date movement with a balanced biblical view of dating In recent years dating has become a dirty word in many Christian circles So dirty in fact

  • Title: I Gave Dating a Chance: A Biblical Perspective to Balance the Extremes
  • Author: Jeramy Clark
  • ISBN: 9781578563296
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jeramy Clark answers the extreme Don t Date movement with a balanced, biblical view of dating In recent years, dating has become a dirty word in many Christian circles So dirty, in fact,

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    1. I finished this last year but just haven't had a chance to sit down and articulate my thoughts on it. I liked it, for the most part. I thought it was a pretty balanced guideline for dating christians.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 get [...]

    2. This book was seemingly written as a rebuttal to "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" by Joshua Harris. The difference between the two is easy to spot: Harris was 19 when he decided to give up dating, and Clark is 26. Obviously, from a Christian perspective, a 26-year-old man has a much better chance of supporting a family than a 19-year-old man does. Both men are pastors at their respective churches and their advice is scriptural. Clark uses his own real-life experience of dating and then marrying his wif [...]

    3. Clearly a rebuttal book to I Kissed Dating Goodbye. Rather than focusing on his experience (married one year and dated) the author focused on proving that there's nothing wrong with dating. While that may be true, the author didn't have enough experience to write so definitively, unless he wrote (as the author of the book he was rebutting did) as a personal growth journey that the Lord had him on. It didn't appear that was happening. It came across more like, "this is what I did and there was no [...]

    4. 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. But I say, that's what dating is--opening yourself up to someone and getting to know them on a different, deeper level. 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. [...]

    5. so i'll admit it, i wasn't blown away with jeramy's thoughts on dating. i've heard them all before. but then, i am reading this book as a 26-year-old, and not a high schooler as this book is clearly intended for. yet i gave it 4 stars. 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.

    6. This book gave good advice for dating Christians, both males and females. It was obviously geared to younger readers, suggesting that the reader is still in high school. Are there ANY books for single Christians who are in their twenties and are career oriented? It's like if you are a Christian, you are either in the youth group or married and those are your only options. Anyways, the book was pretty good. I would definitely recommend it to teens.

    7. As far as Christian dating books go, this one was not bad. He was writing to a very wide age range, so there were parts that were obviously not applicable, but there were some things I really liked- for instance, everyone always tells you TO guard your heart, but he actually gave some practical suggestions for HOW to guard your heart.

    8. I read it when I was sixteen and then got together with the only girlfriend I've ever had. The book taught me a lot about how to have a healthy relationship even when I was young and chomping at the bit to hook up. To be honest I don't remember too much of it, but I don't have any regrets today on my year and a half relationship, which is saying a lot.

    9. This was the other half of the reading list from that ridiculous stage in my life. This is basically the other half to "I kissed dating goodbye" both of which were ridiculous. I'm not bashing on Christianity, I love my God. But this is just useless, a waste of money, and a scam in part of the whole Christian industry.

    10. I really loved this book. It had many bottom lines, which I enjoy, and gave practical wisdom with Bible verses to back them up. He has a sense of humor which I enjoyed and an easy to read writing style. There were several things which were repeats but there was also a lot of stuff that was new or put in a more clear way.

    11. Concentrates on a Christian's perspective of dating. How to date without compromising your belief in God and your practice as a Christian. It's inspirational, but does not give advice or tips.

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