In fact, the author consistently throughout the book interchanges the four Greek words translated “love” in English as the same idea – love expressed through romantic relationships.Chapter 7 is the first time n the book he decides that a teenager should actually take direction on this topic from his or her parents.Since this was so early in the book I found myself praying that I wouldn’t use this misunderstanding of the verse as a sort of prejudice for my review of the rest of the book.Then I got to page 11 where the author quotes verses about agape love – the kind that seeks the good of another regardless of the personal cost – to validate eros or romantic love."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. Jeramy Clark is the associate pastor of student ministries at Tri-Lakes Chapel in Monument, Colorado.After learning that the was a Master’s College and Talbot Seminary product I was optimistic he might hold his own in the discussion.
" Is not dating really the only acceptable option in God's eyes?
To make it worse when he tells the reader to consider other people’s opinion as to whether they are “ready” he lumps parents together with Christian leaders and friends, as though those two categories have spiritual authority over the teen.
What’s worse, he actually says “If they agree (that you’re not ready)”, which leaves the impression that if your friends and Christian leaders think you’re ready but your parents disagree, perhaps your parents are wrong.
I Gave Dating a Chance by Jeramy Clark Waterbook Press, Copyright 2000 183 pages I picked up this book in our church library assuming it was an argument against the popular book by Joshua Harris, I Kissed Dating Goodbye. I was eager to hear what the author had to say the Bible said about dating.
His subtitle is “A Biblical perspective to balance the extremes,” which seemed like a pretty tall order.
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.