In recent years, "dating" has become a dirty word in many Christian circles. So dirty, in fact, that young believers are now encouraged simply not to date. This position has provoked an open debate among teens, their parents and youth workers, and single adults. For a great number of them, many questions remain unanswered.
"Lord, what do I do with this desire to date?"
"Can dating be an option for young adults who love the Lord and long to please Him?"
Is not dating really the only acceptable option in God's eyes? The answer, assures author and youth pastor Jeramy Clark, is a resounding "No!"
The time has come for a sound, biblical, and practical approach that balances out the extreme perspectives: dating without responsibility versus a complete withdrawal from the dating process. Learn how you can confidently pursue healthy dating relationships that are characterized by holiness and integrity--and ultimately bring glory and honor to God--in I Gave Dating a Chance.
About the Author
Jeramy Clark (M.Div.) serves as pastor of high school ministries at Emmanuel Faith Community Church. His thirteen years of youth ministry experience have taught him invaluable lessons about working with families. He lives in Escondido, California, with his wife, Jerusha, and daughters Jocelyn and Jasmine. Together, Jeramy and Jerusha have written three books, including "I Gave Dating a Chance,"
"I Gave Dating a Chance is a balanced, entertaining, and—above all—biblically oriented overview of this critical issue. The book will provoke much healthy discussion as teenagers and parents together seek an answer to the familiar adolescent pleas—'When can I date?'"
—Dennis Rainey, co-author of Parenting Today's Adolescent and executive director of FamilyLife.