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How Should a Christian Date?: It’s Not as Complicated as You Think

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Eric Demeter: Moody Publishers 2021

Pitch the Christian dating rulebook out the window. There’s a better way!

No matter what you might have heard, God didn’t mandate a divine way to date. What He did do, in the Bible, is lay out principles for wise and healthy relational living among believers. His boundaries for us are wise and good. But exactly how you apply God’s principles to your dating life is up to you to figure out. All you need is guidance, not micromanagement.

How Should a Christian Date? doesn’t try to boss you around. It just offers wisdom about the relevant principles in God’s Word. Eric Demeter—a single guy who has given this subject a lot of thought—separates the truths of Scripture from the baggage of Christian dating subculture. He talks to you like a big brother or favorite uncle, not your mother. You’ll cover topics such as:

  • Busting 12 Myths of Christian Dating
  • How to Meet People & Have a Good First Date
  • Clearing the Fog in Sex and Physical Affection
  • Getting the Best from a Breakup
  • Take Dating One Stage at a Time

There isn’t one “Christian” way to date. But there are ways that Christians should handle themselves while dating . . . and those are the truths to live by.

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