- Paperback: 235 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan; 1/15/05 edition (February 14, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310262658
- ISBN-13: 978-0310262657
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 145 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How To Get A Date Worth Keeping: Be Dating In Six Months Or Your Money Back Paperback – February 14, 2005
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Geared for the reported 3.5 million evangelical Christian singles in America, this guide by Cloud-author of the bestselling Boundaries series of relationship books-offers sound advice on the dating game. Some of his tenets may take Christian readers by surprise: he asserts, for example, that there's no one Mr. or Ms. Right for each person, and that people should stop waiting around for a dream individual to sweep them off their feet. ("God guides and provides," Cloud states, "but he also requires us to do our part.") He also asserts that dating is not just a precursor to marriage, disagreeing with those Christians who refuse to date unless they glimpse a tiered wedding cake at the end of the rainbow. Non-serious dating, Cloud writes, is an essential step in the process of eventually finding a mate, because it teaches people what they need and want through trial and error. Cloud unveils a whole program for "getting out there" in the dating world: singles should keep a log of all the eligible people they meet; go places where other singles go (Cloud calls this "changing your traffic pattern"); consider joining a dating service; and forget the "love at first sight" myth. He even suggests dating non-Christians-which will raise some evangelical eyebrows-while repeating his proviso that dating is not marriage. Most of the book's examples are of women seeking men, but all Christian singles can benefit from this practical, down-to-earth manual.
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'...offers sound advice on the dating game....all Christian singles can benefit from this practical, down-to-earth manual.' (PW Religion Bookline)
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It seems like this book is oriented towards women. There is some material oriented for the guys, like being persistent and embracing testosterone. But I'm still clueless on how a man even gets a date with a woman in real life.
I read this book two times and need to read it again. There are a lot of Biblical references which I like, even though I'm just a heathen.
It have me new view on dating. I was one of those "I only go out with him if he is marriage type"..with my 10 check list. His approach gives me more leeway and helps you get more dates. I generally recommend. I wish I had read this years ago in college actually.
I find myself repeating his advice to friends, make and female & they tend to agree...then I recommend they go read the book to get full details. First dating book I have read btw. Recommended by a friend who swears if not for this book, She would not be married right now.
Dr. Cloud clears away much of the nonsense surrounding many of the dearly if mistakenly held ideas that Christians and many others have about dating and brings a practical, healthy, no-nonsense approach to dating which places ones responsibility for their own happiness where it belongs...namely, in making their own decisions.
This is the best guide to healthy dating I've read so far. What a wake up call. Thanks Dr. Cloud!
Dr. Cloud is firmly grounded in the Christian faith, but he also knows where to question or expand upon common beliefs often found in the wider Christian community about dating and marriage.
Well worth the read!!!