At first, I was a little apprehensive about taking advice from someone who promotes "loving oneself first before loving another." But, her explanation makes sense when taken in context of seeking to know who you are and being who God wants you to be through the power of the Spirit before seeking to invest yourself in the life of another. As she explains, dealing with the spiritual baggage before heading into the already emotionally charged relationship of marriage can often save a lot of stress and heartache.
- Does God want me to be single forever?
- How do I know if I am in a toxic relationship?
- Do you believe in love at first sight?
- What does the Bible have to say about dating?
- The person I have a romantic interest in has told me that our friendship will only ever be just that. How do I deal with being "just friends"?
- Is it okay for a woman to make the first move?
- Should you ever date someone you wouldn't consider marrying?
- How do I deal with the pain of a breakup?
True Love Dates is not only for those who are ready to marry and are seeking a mate. Young people who want to date and their parents who need practical guidance in how to prepare them for this most serious endeavor would benefit greatly by reading it together. Even if your family chooses to use the courtship model instead of the dating model of seeking God's will for a mate, you will still find a treasure trove of biblical and practical advice for handling the issues common to both practices in True Love Dates.