I Gave Dating a Chance
A Biblical Perspective to Balance the Extremes
By Jeramy Clark
(WaterBrook Press, Paperback, 9781578563296, 192pp.)
Publication Date: February 15, 2000
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In recent years, "dating" has become a dirty word in many Christian circles. So dirty, in fact, that young believers are now encouraged simply not to date. This position has provoked an open debate among teens, their parents and youth workers, and single adults. For a great number of them, many questions remain unanswered.
"Lord, what do I do with this desire to date?"
"Can dating be an option for young adults who love the Lord and long to please Him?"
Is not dating really the only acceptable option in God's eyes? The answer, assures author and youth pastor Jeramy Clark, is a resounding "No!"
The time has come for a sound, biblical, and practical approach that balances out the extreme perspectives: dating without responsibility versus a complete withdrawal from the dating process. Learn how you can confidently pursue healthy dating relationships that are characterized by holiness and integrity--and ultimately bring glory and honor to God--in I Gave Dating a Chance.
Jeramy Clark is the associate pastor of student ministries at Tri-Lakes Chapel in Monument, Colorado. He has formerly served in the youth ministry at the First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, California, and the Church at Rocky Peak in Chatsworth, California. He graduated from Talbot Theological Seminary with a master's of divinity. All of this book's principles were tested in his own dating experience, engagement, and subsequent marriage to his wife, Jerusha.
"I Gave Dating a Chance is a balanced, entertaining, and—above all—biblically oriented overview of this critical issue. The book will provoke much healthy discussion as teenagers and parents together seek an answer to the familiar adolescent pleas—'When can I date?'"
—Dennis Rainey, co-author of Parenting Today's Adolescent and executive director of FamilyLife.
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