If you follow the book, then you will not have a foundation for a marriage. According to this book, you would never really know the other person because you are too busy with your "friends" or some other such to know. Relationships are built on time. This person doesn't understand this at all. I personally have the best marriage of 28 years I know of. Why? Because we spent time together. Loads of it. If we had followed this plan, it would be a mediocre marriage at best which seems to be what most people strive for.
I think the ten commandments of dating is grounded in Godly principles and I personally love the scripture at the end of each chapter to support the topic text of each chapter. The book is much like courting books I have read except for the freedom of kissing mentioned in one section during the dating process. It would seem whether this mating game we people play is called betrothal, courting, rating, dating or digital dating it is the behavior that defines the name. It would also seem that throughout history we have demanded less restriction thus disallowing and denying God's ultimate protection regarding our help meet.
I'm 22 years old, and I still thought this book was relevant to me. I grew up going to church every Sunday, and I was blessed to have a stable family, but yeah I guess I would've read this sooner... I'm thinking about introducing this to the girls I lead in the youth group. I think it'd be a great building block for a small group :)
This book is very easy to read for teenagers. It covers everything from who, when ,and how to date to how to spend your time wisely during teen years. Excellent book ...now if I can get my teen to read it !
This book is worth its weight in Godly wisdom for teens and parents as well. This book is an excellent resource to allow your child to gain dating wisdom without the pain of living through some of the issues. It contained all of the information I would want to tell my daughter about dating but would not have the wisdom to cover every single area in such depth. This book gives a commandment, a story to support the commandment, hope if you have broken the commandment, and then scripture to back up the commandment. Recommended by Focus on the Family, I am glad my daughter has this resource at her fingertips before she has begun to date. This book will be a treasure in your parenting and teen library.