The Truth About Dating, Love, and Just Being Friends

The Truth About Dating, Love, and Just Being Friends

by Chad Eastham
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The Truth About Dating, Love, and Just Being Friends by Chad Eastham

Chad Eastham, with his typical wit and wisdom for teens, brings much sought after advice on girls’ favorite topics including dating, love, friendship, and other important stuff.

Chad shines some much-needed light on these major issues for teens. Rather than let their feelings navigate them blindly through their tumultuous adolescence, Chad offers clarity, some surprising revelations, and answers to some of their biggest questions: How do I know who to date? When should I start dating? How should I
start dating? Is this really love?
And, Why do guys I like just want to be friends?

Packed with humor that adds to the sound advice, this book will help teens make better decisions, have healthier relationships, and be more prepared for their futures.
Just a few things girls will learn include: Five things you need to know about love; Eight dumb dating things even smart people do; Ten reasons why teens are unhappy; and Ten things happy teens do.

Any teen can live a happier, healthier life: they just need to hear The Truth.

Meets national education standards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400316410
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 02/08/2011
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 497,675
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Popular teen speaker, Chad Eastham, speaks to thousands of girls each year on The Revolve Tour®. Chad has written an award-winning health curriculum and several books for teens.

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Truth About Dating, Love, and Just Being Friends 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am glad he included the Bible in this book. God has a lot to say about relationships an how to have healthy ones. And there are plenty of Christian teens i know, we arent that small. This looks like a good book and i dont think any writer should shy away from mentioning Christianity in a book just so more people will buy his book. What if all Christians tried to generalize stuff so that they wouldnt scare off non Christians? Then where would we be? There would be no Christianity. Thered just be a generic religion that no one really cares about. I will defanately be buying this book. Carly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this at the revolve tour, it really changed me for the better, i became more optimistic and all around happier. Full of great advice and Chads hilarious!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although this book is written by a Christian author, I loved how the scatterings of the biblical things in it weren't over powering for anyone of a different faith or even someone with no faith. This book is filled with some great advice, easy to understand scenarios and personal stories. All in all it was useful and extremely witty I was laughing through the whole thing. I'd recommennd it to anyone who just wants to understand things or someone who just wants things put in a better perspective.
PKCK More than 1 year ago
So far I have been very pleased with this book. Chad Eastham's manner is very humourous and teen-friendly, but he also covers important material thoroughly and spiritually wisely with clear guidance given in a way that doesn't turn off teens. This is what my 14 year old daughter has to say after reading The Truth about Dating and Just Being Friends... "Chad Eastham is a talented writer who has combined literally everything about dating into this 245 page book. He has the dangers of dating and of "going too far", but he also has the humour and the romantic-ness of dating and love combined. Being a teen myself, I really enjoyed this book as it challenged me to seek God first and to take a second look at what I want in a boyfriend, the boundaries I set, what age is acceptable and I bet all other teens have the same questions as I do and I can totally say that this book had answers for all my questions (and that's a lot of answers for one book! LOL). This is an engaging book that not only teenagers would enjoy but also young adults and maybe even married couples. That's all I have to say for now folks, but I hope that I have helped you consider reading this book. Good luck and to Chad - Keep up the great writing"
mustlovetoread More than 1 year ago
The Truth About Dating By: Chad Eastham I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers in exchange for a book review. The Truth About Dating, Love & Just Being Friends.and how NOT to be MISERABLE as a TEENAGER because life is SHORT, and seriously, things don't MAGICALLY get BETTER after high school and lots of other IMPORTANT stuff, but we'll get to that later. by Chad Eastham was a fun book to read. This book is geared toward teenagers and how they should regard dating, friendships, and relationships, but I really think this book is for everyone. Chad Eastman does an excellent job explaining how these things work together to help you find the right person for you. Eastman uses an engaging style to capture his audience's attention. He uses letters that have been sent to him to set up his ideas. His section on the History of Dating was very interesting. Who knew the word honeymoon came from the women being kidnapped, kept in a cave throughout a full phase of the moon while being fed a brew that was made from honey! Eastman gives us 5 Things You Should Know About Dating. These are very true and everyone should know these. 1) Dating won't lead you to marriage. 2) Dating should be fun. 3) Dating is an evaluation tool. 4) Dating is not a replacement for living. 5) Dating, or not dating, is your decision. Dating is something you are supposed to do to see if you like the person, if you are compatible, to find out what qualities you like or don't like, and to help you learn about yourself and others. The section Just Friends!?! was an eye-opening chapter for me. Eastman really breaks down what a friendship is and why they are good for you. He states, "We actually need people who are "just friends" as much, and even more, than we need romantic relationships." We need to figure out who we are as a person, be who we are meant to be, before we can be in a successful relationship. If you don't know who you are, you are more likely to be who the other person thinks you are. I recommend this book for anyone who is curious about how you fit into the scheme of things and wants to read an insightful book. I learned a lot about myself, like if you are a people pleaser, you tend to change depending on who you are around. You should be a strong enough person to be who you are at all times, and if people don't like it, know that is ok. You can also gage whether someone really likes you, or just likes what they are getting out of the relationship, by using some of the nonverbal behaviors Eastman describes, like eye contact and body language. Happy reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand post this on three other books and look under your pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My sister put the second review on this book , but I want to ask you guys should I get this book? I have heard that it is realy good but based in some of these comments make me wonder. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It sounds awesome !!!! My crush was asking me what we r and i said r nt we friends. What do you think is the age limit. I m 12 turning 13 really soon. Would it be all right for me to read?. Hopefully! ( : <3 Jesus Havent reaf
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If u want nook friends, ur gonna have to put ur email address tht u used for ur nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont hav any ? friends im new! If u want 2 friend me my thing-ma-bober is [3014750230333004]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to one perfect rose result one. Title liams girl. I am on everyday
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awfull & dumb!! >:0
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im glad there r other teens who arent afraid to say wut they belive in -emma (ps im christan to)
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Yes, that title is ridiculously long. But so is the book title: The Truth About Dating, Love, and Just Being Friends..and how not to be miserable as a teenager because life is short, and seriously things dont magically get better after highschool and lots of other important stuff, but we'll get to that later... And I'm not joking. Look it up. It was written by Chad Eastham. And for all of you out there that just thought, "A dating book? Written by a guy?", I thought the same thing. Most guys seem clueless about dating. Especially in middle and high school when all girls want to have a boyfriend. Chad is an upbeat, funny person. I really enjoyed reading this book. It explains almost any questions you've had for the past 3 years, that you've googled but never really found answers. You should definitely read it before dating.
Katie_Bennett More than 1 year ago
This book: full of truth about dating and whatnot from a guy who's dated. I really don't have much to say about this book, except it made me laugh, and laugh loudly. It was well researched, well written, and really enjoyable to read. It was easy and light, not something that required a lot of thought to process. I finished it very quickly, and considered picking it up to start again. What stood out most is the way it's written. It sounds like a conversation between a youth pastor and a student, between an older brother and a younger sister. I sat there reading it laughing to myself; Chad Eastham has the funny thing down. Loved this book!
onlyonetoni More than 1 year ago
emember those weird, awkward teenage years when I "liked" a guy and I wasn't sure if he liked me back. Now that I have a teenage daughter (I can't believe I am saying that, but it's true!), I have been searching and searching for an APPROPRIATE book for her so that she will not feel those weird awkward feelings like I did. Or, at the very least, perhaps she can understand those feelings and know that she is not alone. Well, I found this book and I absolutely LOVE it! She did too! I read it first, cover to cover. It is totally age appropriate and puts a humorous spin on the whole idea of "liking" a guy. Since my daughter is a very comical gal, she really enjoyed the book as well. Not only does it give sound advice, but it also put things into perspective as far as the Christian point of view and how we as Christians should react in such situations. I definitely give this book a BIG thumbs up to anyone who has a teenage daughter (mine is 13, so it is definitely "safe"). It is a great read for mothers to read with their daughters as well. It helps alleviate those awkard "talks" :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Truth About Dating, Love, and Just Being Friends is a pretty good book for teenagers who are just beginning to hit the dating scene, or who have been dating for a little while now. This book is a bit Christianized, so be aware of that before you pick it up. Other than that, I think it can appeal to a large variety of teens- male or female, 14 or 18, novice or experienced. It has good, solid advice and helpful tips and questionnaires to fill out. (The title is super fun- The full version is The Truth About Dating, Love, and Just Being Friends... and How Not to Be Miserable as a Teenager Because Life is Short and Seriously, Things Don't Magically Get Better after High School, and Lots of Other Important Stuff, But We'll Get to That Later.) This book covers a lot of topics, from how to ask someone out, how to tell if someone is interested in you, to more serious subjects, like being in an abusive relationship and how to get help. I really enjoyed this book and shared it with a few friends of mine who have been seeking some advice on dating and relationships, and they let me know that the book gave them a lot of insight and helped them see dating in a better light. Chad Eastham really did a good job with this one.
Tgo More than 1 year ago
Product Description Chad Eastham, with his typical wit and wisdom for teens, brings much sought after advice on girls' favorite topics including dating, love, friendship, and other important stuff. Chad shines some much-needed light on these major issues for teens. Rather than let their feelings navigate them blindly through their tumultuous adolescence, Chad offers clarity, some surprising revelations, and answers to some of their biggest questions: How do I know who to date? When should I start dating? How should I start dating? Is this really love? And, Why do guys I like just want to be friends? Packed with humor that adds to the sound advice, this book will help teens make better decisions, have healthier relationships, and be more prepared for their futures. Just a few things girls will learn include: Five things you need to know about love; Eight dumb dating things even smart people do; Ten reasons why teens are unhappy; and Ten things happy teens do. Any teen can live a happier, healthier life: they just need to hear The Truth. In this book you will learn: * What should guys never do, what should girls never do, and do you know if someone likes you? * If you are going to date, what kind of boundaries should you set up at the beginning to ensure a healthy relationship? * How can you honor God through healthy relationships? * What does being "just friends" really mean? * What are the top 5 tips on finding true love? All in all I think that this book should be on every teen girls book shelf. I don't know that the guys would take the time to read it as it does feel a little like it is geared towards girls but there is a lot of info just for the guys also (Why do girls go the the bathroom in groups or pairs?) I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze&#174;.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255
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Doreen-renewing-strength More than 1 year ago
As part of the Booksneeze progra, I get the pleasure of reading free books-then writing a blog and review. I requested this book to see how it could fit into my life as mom of an outstanding teen daughter: five children, one daughter..get the picture. This book is probably the most practical, well written book on the subject of dating and relationships for teens. Chad Eastham takes a subject often ignored or rather deemed "old fashioned" and puts questions and answers out there on the subject of dating and decisions that need to be made in and out of "relationships". He uses real live statistics, biblical truth and humor to ask those hard questions that need answers that are not "Sunday School" answers for our 21st century teens. The book is equipped with questions and discussion starters for teens, facilitators in small groups and even, PARENTS with their teens. I am challenged personally to get this book going with my daughter and her friends, and I encourage others to do the same.
anotherjoy More than 1 year ago
This latest book by Chad Eastham is an amusing yet practical guide for teenagers to focus on what's important in life -- which is usually not what they think it is. I enjoyed reading it because, even though the focus is on teenagers, a lot of the practical points made in the book still apply even after teenagers become adults. After all, the extended title is "... and how not to be miserable as a teenagers because life is short, and seriously, things don't magically get better after high school and lots of other important stuff, but we'll get to that later ..." Chad goes through several different topics, including good points and bad points of dating, being a happy teenager vs. an unhappy one, dealing with feelings, and other stuff. He approaches everything with simple conversation, humorous stories and remarks, and activities to get everyone thinking. I liked the way he keeps things light, and yet doesn't skimp over the important things of which teens need to be aware. As a small group leader within my youth group, I think this book covers a lot of questions and emotions that my teens are definitely dealing with. I like that Chad is straightforward with some of the facts about teens and relationships, even the not-so-popular ones. He's not discouraging, but he still gets the point across. I like this book and would recommend it for any of the teens in my small who are willing to read it.