Scriptural. Helpful. Stand-Out. In the flurry of conversation around singleness, dating and marriage, Ben Stuart charts-out a navigational framework of Scripture, interwoven with story and statistics, that will help people of any age chart the often-choppy waters of relationships. Single, Dating, Engaged, Married will help you see these divinely designed seasons through God's eyes, and savor his purposes in whichever one he has you in. This is a resource you'll want to read, re-read, share with a friend, and turn back to often.
Louie Giglio, pastor of Passion City Church, Founder of Passion Conferences, author of Goliath Must Fall
Ben is a dynamic voice to this coming generation. And apart from a correct view of God, this subject will shape more of your life than any other. I pray these words challenge and convict and move you to trust God in deeper ways with your dreams of your future and relationships.
Jennie Allen, Founder of IF : Gathering & author of Nothing to Prove
Ben Stuart has more experience helping young adults discover God's will and direction for their relationships than anyone I know. In his new book, Single, Dating, Engaged, Married, Ben will inspire and equip you to grow through each relationship stage and point you to God's eternal purposes for your relationships.
Craig Groeschel, Pastor of Life.Church and Author of From This Day Forward--5 Commitments to Fail Proof Your Marriage
How we navigate and develop our relationships in life is so crucial to who we are and who we become. That's especially true when making the decision and commitment to spend the rest of our lives with someone. I am so grateful for the wisdom and insight that Ben offers in his new book, Single, Dating, Engaged, Married. In a world of seemingly endless options of connecting with others, it appears we are more lonely and confused than ever. Ben's book is right on time and right on target. And, how could I not endorse this book, Ben is a fellow Aggie!
Chris Tomlin, Grammy Award winning recording artist, author of Good Good Father children's book
Ben Stuart has created a masterful relationship handbook for anyone who wants to get from single to dating to married in healthy way that is enjoyable instead of stressful. You are going to be glued to this book - and will be so grateful for it!
Shaunti Feldhahn, social researcher and best-selling author of For Women Only and For Men Only
Every bit of life is demarcated by particular features, or characterized by specific festivities, just like seasons in a year. I've learned that every demarcation, whether festive or miserable, can be used powerfully by God. Ben Stuart does an extraordinary job exploring and explaining how. I love hearing his voice in his writing, and I am certain it will help you as it has me.
David Crowder, recording artist
Few things in life are more important than the relationships we lead. Even more important is the relationship we lead with our spouse. Young people today have an increasing challenge of navigating life from singleness to marriage. Ben Stuart shows us that each season of our life - singleness to marriage - is connected, and they mean more to God and our life than we realize. I would encourage anyone, in whatever season you are in, to pick up a copy of this book.
Chad Veach, Lead Pastor of ZOE Church Los Angeles
I am convinced that your life will forever be changed if you take the time to devote yourself to what you will find in this book. The road map that Ben so brilliantly lays out in these pages will lead your to exactly where your heart truly wants to go. Dive in friend - it WILL be worth it!
Shane Bernard, musician, worship leader, and member of Shane & Shane
In an age when courtship is considered archaic, marriage postponed, and intimacy expected at the mere swipe of the screen, Single Dating Engaged Married: Navigating Life and Love in the Modern Age is a much-needed anchor for those in the troubled waters of dating and relationships. Full of wisdom and wit, Ben Stuart does a superb job of applying sound biblical truth to these milestones. Single Dating Engaged Married is an excellent guide for anyone searching for real love.
Marian Jordan Ellis, author of Sex and the Single Christian Girl and Stand
Our happiness and health in life is directly proportional to our happiness and health in our relationships. What Ben Stuart has to say in this book might have more influence on your life than anything else you will read this year.
Clay Scroggins, Lead Pastor, North Point Community Church
Ben Stuart offers the church a needed primer on pursuing marriage in the modern age. If you are single, dating, engaged, or married, you will benefit from this gospel-saturated book.
Dr. Russell Moore, President, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
I have met countless young adults whose lives have been changed by God working through the powerful ministry of Ben Stuart. His humor and wit, combined with his deep understanding God's word makes him one of the most engaging and impactful preachers of our time. He is not only an exceptional teacher of God's word, but his writings are inspiring and helpful for those who are seeking to understand the Lord's will. I am particularly excited about this resource! Over the past decade, I have seen tens of thousands of young adults who have gross misunderstandings of God's desires for relationships. Whether you are single, dating, engaged, or recently married, you will find this book to be a wealth of explanations, relevant illustrations, and helpful direction. Ben masterfully uses scripture to take us down a path of understanding what God intended for man, woman and marriage. I'd encourage you to read it, apply it and share it with others.
Jonathan Pokluda, teaching pastor, Watermark Church and leader of The Porch, Dallas, Texas
When Ben Stuart speaks I listen. God has given Ben the unique ability to articulate truth in a way that is gentle yet convicting, funny yet profound, weighty yet accessible. Single, Dating, Engaged, Married is an invaluable resource that will help countless young adults maximize joy and minimize unnecessary pain while navigating the various stages of romantic love. This is THE book on life and love I will point college student to for years to come.
Timothy Ateek, Executive Director, Breakaway Ministries
Single, Dating, Engaged, Married is the book I wish I had when I was younger, and will grateful to give to my sons. Ben is wise, authentic, humorous, and utterly effective at opening up God's Word in ways that transform a soul. I'm encouraged that people everywhere will benefit from the profoundly biblical insights that thousands have already heard in packed venues around the country...and some of us, here in Texas, have benefitted from for years. I recommend this book with unbridled enthusiasm!
Ken Werlein, Founding Pastor, Faithbridge Church, Houston, Texas
I wish that someone would have handed me this book many years ago when I was dating! Dating is hard. Singleness is hard. Engagement is hard. Marriage is hard. But none of them are impossible. This book is full of great stories from Ben about his life and those around him, but more importantly it's full of the truths of God about how to thrive in relationships. I'm confident that whatever stage of relationship you are in, you will benefit from the wisdom put forth in this book.
Jamie Ivey, author of If You Only Knew, and host of The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey podcast
Ben Stuart tackles one of history's most complex and confusing subjects with clarity, conciseness, and candor. The progression of romantic relationships from first glance to grandchildren is no easy path. Ben does an incredible job of helping us see the why, who and how of being single, dating, engaged and married through practical wisdom and biblical case studies. This book needs to be read! It's the right time, the right subject, the right teaching from the right author!
Gregg Matte, pastor of Houston's First Baptist Church, author of Unstoppable Gospel