Would You Date You? helps singles focus on becoming attractive individuals capable of having a happy and fulfilling relationship. Written by the founder of Ave Maria Singles, the book takes a candid look at the mistakes people make on their quest to find love and get married. Many take an unrealistic approach to dating today, attempting to attract someone who would never be interested in them, while rejecting those who would. It's time to take a look at yourself. A lifetime of love starts with you!
Would You Date You? asks a pointed question, and then goes on to provide honest answers. Many singles have an unrealistic approach to dating, feeling shock and dismay when someone to whom they are attracted is not interested in them. Sadly, it never dawns on them that they might be the problem. Anthony Buono challenges his readers to look closely at themselves to discover areas that might be preventing them from having successful relationships. He explains the importance of self-knowledge in becoming comfortable with who we are meant to be, because anything less cannot be sustained over a lifetime.
ANTHONY BUONO has a B.A. in communications and humanities. He received his catechetical diploma in 1993, with a concentration in marriage and family, and has been working in the field of marriage formation ever since. He is a pioneer in Catholic Internet dating, founding Ave Maria Singles in 1998. Anthony appears frequently on Catholic radio and television, and has hosted his own series, Road to Cana and Marriage of the Lamb. You can find him on his blog, 6 Stone Jars. He is a dedicated family man and advisor to Catholic singles, and is happiest playing his guitar, writing songs, and being on the beach.
"When a pioneer of Catholic Internet dating shares what he has learned from his clients, Catholics searching for a spouse will want to listen. As founder of Ave Maria Singles, Anthony Buono has helped to shepherd hundreds of couples through the dating process to happy marriages. He has also dealt with many more who find the modern dating scene a minefield of heartache. Buono helps frustrated singles examine the most common mistakes that single men and women make and asks his audience to consider ways to work on the one person they can 'fix': themselves. The idea is that you won't find a good candidate for marriage until you become one yourself. Chapters such as 'Become Humble,' 'Become Pure,' 'Become Self-Aware,' and 'Become Practical' address unrealistic expectations, moral problems that threaten love, and ways to live one's faith in the context of relationships."Catholic Digest, October, 2012
"Anthony Buono has written a wonderful blueprint on becoming a good Christian marriage candidate. This book is the result of his many years of encouraging hundreds of young Catholic men and women in their journey of dating and marriage and helping them to find each other online at www.AveMariaSingles.com.
"So many writers on dating and courtship focus on what to look for in a potential spouse. Buono helps his readers look at themselves, to see if they are the kind of person who is prepared to be successful in marriage. He presents virtue after virtue that every Christian should cultivate to become the person God wants them to be. His material is solidly Catholic, the kind of thing St. Francis de Sales might have written for someone hoping to marry well.
"Would You Date You? is a recipe for holiness. Nothing could prepare a person better than this for a healthy, lasting marriageand, of course, for the eternal marriage with God."Rev. T.G. Morrow, author of Christian Courtship in an Oversexed World
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