Forty percent of the U.S. adult population is single. And the majority of those singles feel pressured to find "the one." But dating as an adult is not easy, especially in a culture that targets people under the age of twenty and seemingly ignores everyone else.
Drawing from their own dating experiences and from their work with prominent Christian media outlets, including ChristianSinglesToday.com, Camerin Courtney and Todd Hertz offer their thoughts and bewilderments on adult dating relationships--not just to discuss the declining "state of the date" but to give hope and help to adult singles. With insight on everything from meeting someone after college to the much-talked-about issue of sex, their he said/she said style pairs a little bit of vulnerability with a lot of conversation to help singles navigate the pressures, trends, and temptations of dating as an adult.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||391 KB|
About the Author
Todd Hertz is an associate editor for Ignite Your Faith magazine, formerly
Campus Life. He's a frequent contributor to ChristianSinglesToday.com and
ChristianityTodayMovies.com. He lives in the Chicago area with a slowly dying plant, his own chocolate fountain, and a Monopoly-themed bathroom.
Camerin Courtney is an editor and writer for Today's Christian Woman magazine and a popular columnist for the Singles Channel of ChristianityToday.com. When she's not writing or helping her suburban Chicago church launch a Gen-X ministry, she enjoys hanging out at coffee shops, bookstores, movie theaters, and antique furniture stores-alone or with friends. Camerin says "there's some sort of Eiffel Tower" in every room of the apartment she shares with her pet parakeet, Mr. Right.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a 32 year old man who has never been married, I must admit that I find the general American Christian church's approach to singleness to be disheartening. This is because the standard approach treats us all as glorified youth, and most Christian leaders simply can't imagine what our lives are like. The dating 'advice' that they give is also really aimed at teenagers, and not at adults. Hence, the opening for a book such as this. Written by two magazine editors in their 30s who have never been married, the book focuses on the adult dimensions of the dating game. However, it isn't a dating guide as such, hence the rather odd title. I didn't like the title when I first encountered this book, but after reading it I must admit that it is rather apt. Secular dating books will try to teach you how to be more attractive to the oppostite sex, or great pickup lines, or places to go to meet single people, that kind of thing. This book doesn't do that. This book focuses on how to approach relationships (including potential romantic ones) in a Christian way, as well as relevant topics such as should the man or woman make the first move, body image, inter-gender friendships, and so on. Interestingly enough, while many questions are raised, almost no answers are given. At first blush this might indicate that the book is failing. On the contrary, most of the questions don't have one set answer to begin with, and each individual must answer the questions for themselves. The book itself is only slightly over 200 pages, and there is liberal use of white space, so it reads pretty fast. Overall, it does a good job with its topic and should prove useful to its target audience.
THIS BOOK SHOWS YOU THE FRUSTRATIONS OF BOTH SIDES OF BEING A SINGLE CHRISTIAN.IT ALSO SHOWS YOU WHAT IT TAKES TO SURVIVE DATING LIFE AFTER THE AGE OF 20. THEY HIT ON MOST POINTS THAT ANY ONE COULD ASK FOR IN A 200p. BOOK. YOU SURELY WILL FILL REFRESHED NOWING THAT YOUR NOT THE ONLY ONE FILLING THE WAY THAT YOU DO. BUT YOU'VE GOT TO REALIZE THAT THE DATING WORLD ISN'T PAIN FREE. BUT DON'T FORGET IT ISN'T ALL BAD EITHER. THIS IS PROBABLY THE BEST DATING BOOKS THAT I'VE EVERY READ FOR A CHRISTIAN SINGLE. AND I'VE READ A WHOLE LOT.