Christian books on dating and marriage

She candidly discusses her own reluctant journey, deftly avoiding formulas and issuing a compelling invitation to sexual purity.

I don't agree with all of Cloud's advice, and his tone can be a bit flippant, but he acknowledges the seldom-addressed dating drought in Christian circles.

And so I think the church really serves and helps Christian singles consider marriage and consider dating.

There are some myths out there that people assume to be gospel about dating.

More than 800,000 copies later, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, with its inspiring call to sincere love, real purity, and purposeful singleness, remains the benchmark for books on Christian dating.

Now, for the first time since its release, the national #1 bestseller has been expanded with new content and updated for new readers.

To help find the right questions, we called on three not-yet-married friends who gave some time to thinking about the challenges faced by singles: Lore Ferguson, Paul Maxwell, and the recently engaged Marshall Segal.

We ended up with these questions: The Bible commands Christians to marry “in the Lord,” that is, to marry other Christians (1 Corinthians ; 2 Corinthians ).

Because what I have tragically found is that Christian singles hit an area of desperation, particularly young women, and they will go: “Yeah, he is a Christian, he comes to church.” And really what they’re saying is this guy comes to church a couple of times a month, but outside of attending a service, he doesn’t have a real seriousness about growing in his understanding of the Lord, growing in his understanding of the Bible, being a prayerful person, no vivication or mortification that can be spotted, and no one who really knows them enough to speak to the growth in their character.

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