Outdated: Find Love That Lasts When Dating Has Changed

Outdated: Find Love That Lasts When Dating Has Changed

by Jonathan "JP" Pokluda, Kevin McConaghy


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Everyone wants to be loved—to find someone who will stick with them through all of life's ups and downs, someone who is in it for the long haul. But in a world where dating is increasingly based on split-second decisions and geared toward casual relationships rather than marriage, it's easy for single people to feel discouraged, used, or unworthy of true love and lasting affection. Reality just never seems to match up with our (often wildly unrealistic) expectations.

Jonathan "JP" Pokluda has counseled thousands of young singles through the pain and heartbreak of dating the world's way. Now he wants to dispel the myths, misconceptions, and fairy tales you've believed about dating and replace them with the truth from the One who invented marriage, created you to crave relationship, and is the very embodiment of true love. With plenty of true stories about relationships healed and love found, this practical book explains God's purposes for singleness, dating, and marriage and covers why you should date, who you should date, and how you should date.

If you're ready to trade the world's way of dating for the way that actually works, it's time to begin dating well.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801094958
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/02/2021
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 29,828
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jonathan "JP" Pokluda is lead pastor of Harris Creek Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, and former leader of The Porch, where he saw the ministry grow from 150 to more than 7,000 young adults. The author of the bestselling Welcome to Adulting, as well as the Welcome to Adulting Survival Guide and Welcoming the Future Church, Pokluda came to understand the grace of the gospel in his early twenties, which ignited a desire in him to reach people in their twenties and thirties for Christ. He lives with his wife, Monica, and their three children.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Part 1 Why We Date

1 Dating for Fun 21

2 Singleness Is a Problem to Be Fixed 35

Part 2 Who We Date

3 The One 51

4 Love at First Sight 61

5 Love Is a Feeling 77

6 A Perfect Match 95

Part 3 How We Date

7 Playing Games 119

8 No Strings Attached 139

9 Try It before You Buy It 159

10 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do 171

11 You Know When You Know 185

12 Happily Ever After 205

Notes 211

About the Author 219

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