and blessed by their wise contributions to this vitally important issue. Youll find a lot of practical, sane, biblical wisdom that will explode a number of our cultural assumptions about dating. It is imperative to think through these issues, and this is the best book I have read for doing. Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor, Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, North Carolina. But this is not true. As those created in the image of God, our very nature as image bearers explains the reasons behind Gods commands.
Sex, Dating, and Relationships: A Fresh Approach Gerald Hiestand, Jay.
This book is so very counter culture, but is spot on with the biblical view of dating.
It has been some time since I have read a book on dating and relat ionships, probably because it has been some time since the subject has.
A couple in a dating friendship, regardless of their attraction to each other, doesnt pretend there is more to the relationship than is warranted. Hiestand and Thomas call their approach to relationships a fresh approach and this is an accurate way of describing. Not only is sex a divinely appointed image of the gospel, but also man himself is an image of God. Considering the sex-crazed, hook-up based culture we live in-not to mention the ever-climbing divorce rate-it's clear that we need a better understanding of sex, dating, and relationships. This is exactly what Christians need to counteract the worldly attitudes and actions so prevalent in our churches today. In this little phrase dating is the activity and friendship is the relational category. This is a straightforward, yet provocative little book. Date) as friends for the purpose of seeing if there is mutual interest and compatibility. Jim Samra, Senior Pastor, Calvary Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan; author, The Gift of Church and, god Told Me, christ-centered reflection on sex, dating, and relationships has been a long time coming; thankfully, it has finally arrived. Whats more, they are largely ill-equipped to negotiate the sex-saturated culture in which they live. The authors want dating couples to understand that until they are married, their relationship to the person they are pursuing is a neighbor relationship in which any sexual activity or even the awakening of sexual desire is inappropriate.
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