What Women Wish You Knew About Dating
Most books on romantic relationships focus on mate selection, marriage, and sexual purity. But before all that can happen, a guy has to get a date What Women Wish You Knew about Dating equips men with the skills they need...
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Most books on romantic relationships focus on mate selection, marriage, and sexual purity. But before all that can happen, a guy has to get a date What Women Wish You Knew about Dating equips men with the skills they need to begin dating. Author Stephen W. Simpson educates men about spiritual and psychological obstacles to dating and provides solutions to the problems that often interfere with a healthy, holy dating life. With a unique blend of biblical principles, psychological insight, practical advice, and humor, this book shows the reader how to be a man, date like a man, and get that relationship off to a great start. Whether just entering the dating game or back after being widowed or divorced, men of all ages will benefit from this straightforward and candid treatment of male sexuality and dating.
Excerpt Dating is harder for Christian men. You might think it's because of sexual purity issues, but it's not just that. The whole courtship process is more complicated. Questions about morality, theology, worship, intimacy, and God's will get involved. Relationships are hard enough for men that don't care about this kind of stuff. Dating is twice as complicated for Christians. Also, non-Christian guys don't care as much about a woman's relationship with God. Seeking a Christian girlfriend shrinks the field of available women. Most of the women you meet won't share your faith. Finding a perfect match is tough enough, but the odds are even worse when you expect her to have a relationship with Christ. This results in a sense of urgency when a Christian man meets a woman he'd like to ask out. He meets a woman who defies the odds and panics. He finds the equivalent of a winning lottery ticket but doesn't know how to cash it in. Despite the odds against you, dating can become easier. Notice I said easier, not easy. Yes, there are couples for whom everything comes naturally. They have perfect communication, they're happy all the time, and they knew they were destined to be with each other from the instant they met. These are the couples that make the rest of us nauseous, and they're happy exceptions. Most of the time, dating requires hard work.
Stephen W. Simpson (Ph.D., in clinical psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary)teaches psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and also has a private psychotherapy practice. The co-author of What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew about Sex, What Wives Wish their Husbands Knew about Sex, What Women Wish You Knew about Dating: A Single Guy's Guide to Romantic Relationships and Assaulted by Joy: The Redemption of a Cynic.