I believe it can be very helpful for those struggling in the world of dating. While “opposites attract,” the authors point out that those “opposites” are often in the “minor” areas of the relationship.Here are the commandments, with very brief summary notes. Those that don’t risk living the “un-life,” which can be characterized by desperation, dependency, and/or depression. While there’s value in romance, feelings, and emotions, there’s a counter-balance that must be employed, and that’s called “thinking.” They suggest a proper balance between head and heart, avoiding going too fast, involving others in your dating process, and evaluating along the way as helpful steps towards exercising your mind. The areas that can be “compromised,” never in the “major” ones. “Take it slow, to get to know.” COMMANDMENT #5: Thou Shalt Set Clear Boundaries.
In other words, the principles are decided upon, and then Scriptures are sought out to substantiate the pre-determined principles.
It is a good book and I am asking our family group parents to read it before talking to their teens about dating.
Some start as early as 14 and it does make them worry about the puppy love experience the teens are seeking.
" "Um, hey." He doesn't sound nearly as excited to be talking to you. But inside, your heart sinks into your stomach as you realize that this person, in whom you've invested so much time, energy, and emotion, has just put an end to something you hoped would last forever-well, at least longer than two months. By Sunday night, for some strange reason, you don't feel any better.
Thomas Nelson, 2008) A very practical read, obviously, and one that I actually recommend. I personally have hesitations with recommending books like this for a couple reasons (all of which are exhibited in this book).
If so, you need "The Ten Commandments of Dating" to give you the hard-hitting, black-and-white, practical guidelines that will address your questions and frustrations about dating. " Puts dating in perspective - encourages the reader to make sure dating is never the primary purpose or focus point of their lives, and explains that dating is much more likely to be satisfying if both people have something to offer. " Puts dating in perspective - encourages the reader to make sure dating is never the primary purpose or focus point of their lives, and explains that dating is much more likely to be satisfying if both people have something to offer.