Single mother dating books
written from a strong evangelical perspective, Deal brings to real life experience with thousands of couples infused with godly counsel.Alot of good material and very "to the point" instructions of what needs to happen for a healthy familyship not just couple ship between people where one of the parties is a singe parent.I also have two special kids, which adds additional challenges to dating.The first section, which stood out was Appendix 2, the sample purity pledge.They probably have figured out that "dating in a crowd" is complicated. Ron Deal, who has counseled single parents and remarried couples for many years, helps single parents--as well as those who date them--navigate the potential pitfalls involved. I received this book, in exchange for review from Bethany House.He gives perspective on when a relationship may be harmful to the children as well as how it can be a blessing to all. I read Dating and the Single Parent within the last week and I truly enjoyed this book.
Ron's authentic and frank narrative and advice are a must-read for single parents.His influence can affect their lives for eternity, which is why the couples should share similar spiritual beliefs (p. People also need to determine if they are truly ready to date. Have you matured and learned from those relationships OR are you still stuck doing the same thing (p. Do you trust God the same, more, or less during relationships? By no means will this book tell you “yes you’re ready to date” or “your relationship is fantastic, move to marriage” – instead it gives you a very grounded in reality look at what life is like when you are no longer the “nuclear family” unit.For those that aren't Christian, there are many references to faith in this book which may seem off-putting (I’m a Christian and some of the purity aspects were a little off-putting to me and felt a little like a lecture), but despite that, there is a lot of great, sound advice in these pages if you’re willing to look past some of that and confront reality of what life is really like post-divorce or death of a spouse and moving into dating and possible remarriage.He gives perspective on when a relationship may be harmful to the children as well as how it can be a blessing to all.Always at the forefront is the goal of strengthening families. "This book will help you see beyond the tingly feelings to determine if a dating partner will help you form a healthy family." --from the foreword by Dr.
Dennis Rainey, President, Family Life "In Dating and the Single Parent, Ron Deal points out the common pitfalls and gives wise counsel in how to navigate the waters.