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Young, host of the syndicated radio show The Single Connection, and Adams, a clinical psychologist, present a nine-week course of daily devotionals for committed Christians involved in long-term relationships and aiming toward marriage. Weekly "disciplines" focusing on foundational spiritual themes-love, prayer, simplicity-are divided into daily mediations meant to be read in solitude. On Saturdays, suggest the authors (The Ten Commandments of Dating), couples should spend the day together and discuss their thoughts about the week's theme; Sundays they ought to attend church. The Monday-to-Friday anecdotes, which often use the prosaic to illustrate the profound (the shame of a messy dorm room, for instance, teaches the importance of "healthy self-talk"), can feel a bit judgmental and preachy. But each week's summary questions will help partners reconnect with their spiritual selves, and may even settle questions of compatibility. Successful relationships take work, the authors remind us. Their somewhat didactic approach, however, might turn off some readers, and the length and intensity of the course may mean that others lose steam partway through.
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Ben Young, M.Div., leads seminars on how to build successful dating and marriage relationships. Ben is a teaching pastor at the 40,000-member Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. Samuel Adams, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist. He earned his master's from Western Seminary and a doctorate from George Fox University. He maintains a full time counseling practice in Austin, Texas.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 203 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 6, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785267492
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785267492
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Highly recommend for any serious couple.
C N
This book is a really good starter for couples who want to get serious in their spiritual life and create a spiritual bond and more serious relationship.
RissaT
I really love this book, my boyfriend does too.
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94 of 98 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 17, 2004
Format: Paperback
Well, I don't know about not getting anything out of this book if you've been a "long time" Christian. Aren't we always supposed to be learning, seeking truth?
Anyway, for any couple that feels they are ready to explore their individual spirituality with each other, this is a great way to start.
My favorite part about this devotional was that each of us can do our devotionals on our own (which is great when you're not married/living together and can't necessarily nail down a time to be together every day of the week with work and school to balance) and then at the end of the week, we can discuss it together. This gives you time to really explore how you feel about the week, where you are spiritually, and where you'd like to be.
I have another devotional which I didn't particularly care for because it does not include any guidance questions. In "Devotions for Dating Couples" I love that guidance questions get us started, and then we continue the conversation into what we really enjoyed, learned, and how we can help each other.
When I bought this book, I really didn't know what I was buying... it was so much better than I thought it would be!
* The week is set up so that you can do one devotion each day for five days, and the sixth day has questions to ask and discuss. The devotions are also very short and not as time consuming.
**Buy two books so that you can each write comments, underline, and do the devotionals alone, then you will have your thoughts handy on Saturday (or any day of your choosing) to discuss the week!
God Bless!
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108 of 115 people found the following review helpful By Aimee on March 27, 2003
Format: Paperback
I like this book and recommend it as a starting place. My boyfreind and I are both strong adult christians with a view towards marriag and family. We attend church and consider God a foundation to us. However we were both a little shy about starting out to pray together, or read the bible together and so on. This book is a nice start. It is not overly heavy; each reading is short. It is not deep into theology nor does it preach. It is a nice easy starting point for us. Also I come from a more full-faith background while he is more consertive; this book has walked a nice middle ground.
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81 of 90 people found the following review helpful By B. C. Stanford on January 28, 2006
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My girlfriend and I were trying to find a book that would just help us get in the habit of doing devotions together and praying together, and for the most part, this book did the trick. While some of the topics covered will seem old-hat to people that have been raised Christian or been Christian for years, they sometimes serve as a nice "refresher course" - something every Christian needs now and then.

Overall, I felt this book was very non-threatening, and a good way to accomplish the goal we were trying to meet. If you're looking for a way to introduce devotions in to your relationship without making it seem like a chore or a source of conflict, this book is a good bet.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By brenncc on December 3, 2010
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this book was fantastic. i am an "experienced" Christian while my boyfriend of two years is more of a newbie. this met right in the middle and was an excellent guide to reminding (or teaching) both of us that creating a relationship with God first and each other second (pyramid diagram style) is the way to go. there are nightly short lesson chapters that you read and each week has a theme. there are 3 questions after each nightly study with 3 verses that apply to the teaching and at the end of the week there is a summary of the weeks teachings and more questions. it really gets conversation flowing and is a very centering book. i love the writers. the are funny but relative.

i am desperate for another book like this one. one that isn't for engaged or married couples but is something we can do together so that we're holding each other accountable. isn't that what a Christian relationship is all about? write another book!
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Doug Marino on February 18, 2003
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My wife-to-be and I could not wait to consume the incredible insight from this devotional book. We especially loved the blend of deep spiritual thought with the "bottom shelf" practical application. This book is a must read for all dating couples, who are serious about finding THE ONE. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Clippert on January 2, 2012
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This devotional is unique in the fact that most other couples devotionals are for married couples. This one can be applied to those who are dating and already want to strengthen their spiritual walk together. Great topics of study across the chapters and I LOVE the way it is set up. I have recommended this devotional to every couple I know who is looking for a more meaningful and spiritually strong relationship. FIVE stars all day long. My girlfriend and I loved this devotional and everyone I have recommended it to has as well. Strongly recommend you try this couples devotional before buying one for married couples if you are in a dating relationship. However, the topics and the spiritual depth involved do require an intimate and open relationship in order for both of you to come out stronger. This devotional is meant for a dating relationship that is on course for marriage, not for a casual dating relationship. I would recommend this devotional for anyone who is looking to further and strengthen their long-term relationship.
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