World Wide Search
The Savvy Christian's Guide to Online Dating
By Cheryl Green
(WaterBrook Press, Paperback, 9781578568833, 224pp.)
Publication Date: June 22, 2004
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Find a Soul-Deep Relationship Online.
In today’s fast-paced world, singles are turning to the Internet in the hopes of finding a relationship that goes deeper than superficial conversation. As many as 3,000 Christian matchmaker web sites boast more than 2 million members. But with so much happening online, how can a person know the best place to start and how to proceed?
Online dating has the potential to put a meaningful soul connection literally at your fingertips. The search for a special relationship via the Internet holds great promise, but also significant risk. Fortunately, the support and guidance in this book can point you in the right direction, make you aware of the dangers, and prepare you to enjoy the unique blessings of dating online.
World Wide Search will increase your effectiveness by helping you:
·Tap into crucial, Bible-based insights and support.
·Determine if the timing is right for online dating.
·Evaluate your goals and expectations before the first date.
·Master the skill of safe online communication.
·Reduce your chances for hurt and disappointment.
·Find an authentic, soul-deep connection online.
Whether you are new to online dating or simply looking for ways to improve your approach, this is the supportive, trustworthy guide you need to help you succeed as you seek “the one” online.
Cheryl Green is co-moderator of the largest Christian single adult message board and online Christian singles community on Yahoo! (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChristianSinglesFellowship/). She is a gifted motivational speaker, author of Child of Promise: One Woman’s Journey from Tragedy to Triumph, and Dean of Resource and Community Development at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas.
"Cheryl Green has packed a mountain of wisdom in her World Wide Search–a manual to guide Christians in their online dating. Any single person can benefit enormously from reading this book. It is brief and to the point, full of illustrations, and makes its points rapidly and thoroughly. I recommend it."
--Neil Clark Warren, psychologist, author, and founder of eHarmony.com
“Cheryl Green gives some hard facts on Internet dating, a phenomenon that’s clearly on the rise. In World Wide Search, she shows Christians how they can best navigate and make good use of its possibilities.”
–Tommy Nelson, author of The Book of Romance
“This book is a necessity for anyone who chooses to socialize in cyberspace. Biblical standards for relationships and great advice on how to master the intricacies of connecting online are just a few of the benefits of reading World Wide Search. There is also plenty of just plain good advice for proceeding toward a healthy, committed relationship.”
–Michelle McKinney Hammond, author of Sassy, Single & Satisfied and In Search of the Proverbs 31 Man
“World Wide Search provides a compass for those thinking about navigating a relationship on the Internet. Cheryl Green’s advice is beware, be educated, and be prepared. You may be just one click away from a match made in heaven.”
–Chuck Borsellino, Ph.D., Psy.D., co-host of At Home–Live!
“Cheryl Green challenges readers to examine their own make-up and motivation in pursuit of relationships, and provides guidelines and guardrails for those who choose to use electronic communication in the process. World Wide Search provides positive, protective, and practical steps for seeking God’s guidance in finding the love of your life.”
–Dr. Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas and president of the Southern Baptist Convention
“I constantly counsel singles in their search for love, and this book is required reading! Finding love in the 21st Century requires both the Bible and the Internet, and Cheryl Green has provided the guide that every single should follow. The success stories of believers who have found love dismiss the notion that the Internet is not for Christians.”
–Dr. Sheron C. Patterson, author of The Love Clinic