You’ll find a lot of practical, sane, biblical wisdom that will explode a number of our cultural assumptions about dating.If you are single or care about someone who is, you really should read this book.Jay Thomas (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) serves as the lead pastor of Chapel Hill Bible Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.He was previously the college pastor at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. “This is a straightforward, yet provocative little book.Instead, dating is revealed for what it is, which might disturb you.
Here, in brief space, is clear and closely reasoned advice that is über-biblical and Christ-centered. will be a landmark read for many in this generation.” R.If you feel like you and your partner are going in a great direction, you may want to take it to the next level.This situation is not necessarily easy to handle, but there are methods you can use to turn dating into a relationship.The result may just be a simpler, more God-honoring approach to dating than you thought possible.” Kevin De Young, Senior Pastor, Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, North Carolina “In a world of cyber relationships—fueled by Facebook, texts, and tweets—the issues surrounding sex, dating, and relationships have become increasingly complex and challenging for teens, their friends, and their parents.This cutting-edge treatment of the rapidly changing scene is a must read for parents, students, counselors, and pastors. Pastors Gerald Hiestand and Jay Thomas give us a paradigm-shifting view of purity and relationships—a view that accounts for the biblical evidence and helps us guard against unnecessary heartache. Considering the sex-crazed, hook-up based culture we live in—not to mention the ever-climbing divorce rate—it’s clear that we need a better understanding of sex, dating, and relationships.There are 16 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.There can come a time in your relationship where you want to make the transition from just dating to officially being in a relationship.A big thanks to Gerald and Jay for helping us think sanely through this head-scratching cultural shift from a realistic and theologically astute perspective.” Joseph M.Stowell, President, Cornerstone University; author, p “Jay and Gerald have written a provocative book on one of the most pressing issues of our generation—sexual purity.