The 10 Myths of Teen Dating: Truths Your Daughter Needs to Know to Date Smart, Avoid Disaster, and Protect Her Future

The 10 Myths of Teen Dating: Truths Your Daughter Needs to Know to Date Smart, Avoid Disaster, and Protect Her Future

by Daniel Anderson, Jacquelyn Anderson


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Few topics are more difficult for parents to discuss with their daughters than dating and relationships.  Due to their lack of knowledge about the world their teens face coupled with the scant dating information they received as teens, many parents feel ill-equiped to guide their daughters through the minefield that is teen dating.

In The 10 Myths of Teen Dating, this father and daughter team combines the latest scientific research with poignant, personal stories to help parents engage their daughters in wise conversations. Weaving in solid biblical truths with practical application and discussion starters, Daniel and Jacquelyn seek to equip parents to teach their daughters how to date for today … and tomorrow.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781434711793
Publisher: David C Cook
Publication date: 12/12/2016
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Daniel Anderson is a former college All-American basketball player, an expert educator, and a father of two grown daughters and a son. As a veteran high school teacher in the public school system, Daniel was troubled by how his students approached dating and relationships. He and his daughter, Jacquelyn Anderson—a twentysomething and also a high school teacher—decided to address this need by equipping parents with The 10 Myths of Teen Dating, their first book together. Daniel and Jacquelyn both make their home in Portland, Oregon. 

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction: A Different Kind of Dating Book 13

Dating Myth #1 If I Had a Boyfriend I Would Be Happy 25

Dating Myth #2 I Should Trust My Feelings 49

Dating Myth #3 I'm in Love 75

Dating Myth #4 Sex Will Enhance My Relationship 97

Dating Myth #5 Love and Sex Are the Same 119

Dating Myth #6 Sex Comes without Consequences 137

Dating Myth #7 It's Okay to Break Up and Get Back Together 165

Dating Myth #8 He Will Never Hit Me Again 185

Dating Myth #9 A Rebound Relationship Is Just What I Need 209

Dating Myth #10 Serial Dating and Living Together Will Help Me Stay Married 223

Conclusion: Margaret and Rollie 237

Acknowledgments 241

Notes 243

What People are Saying About This

Mike Huckabee

"The toughest period of parenting is during the teen years. I survived it with my three, but there were days when I wasn't sure. I wish this book had been available twenty-five years ago. But the good news is that it's available now and offers real common sense, as well as practical and road-tested principles of parenting. Don't wait to read it until your daughters are sixteen—read it when they are twelve and be prepared!"
Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and talk show host

Bea Herzberg

"The 10 Myths of Teen Dating is a crucial book for parents as they guide their girls to become 'smart daters.' This book, written by a wise father, educator, and husband, is filled with information and life lessons. It offers concrete advice on starting conversations that encourage girls to bring self-respect, awareness, and intentionality to their relationships."
Bea Herzberg, Pinterest phenomenon with more than 1.05 million followers

Kim and Kricket Carpenter

"For parents to understand their daughters better and help them navigate through dating, this book is a must-read."
Kim and Krickett Carpenter, authors of The Vow

Gary Chapman

"Dating is a cultural reality that is not going away. However, teenagers need guidelines. In The 10 Myths of Teen Dating, Daniel Anderson and Jacquelyn Anderson give realistic guidance. I highly recommend this book."
Gary Chapman, PhD, author of The 5 Love Languages

Todd Hoffman

"I'm the father of a soon-to-be-teenage girl. I can't imagine a better book about teenagers and dating. The lessons of The 10 Myths of Teen Dating are sure to help any family."
Todd Hoffman, star of Discovery Channel's Gold Rush

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