Sex, Dating, And Relationships: A Fresh Approach by Gerald HiestandHave questions about eBooks? Check out our eBook FAQs. Furthermore, both authors are vocational pastors who communicate regularly with the target audience and have a proven ability to express biblical truth in a winsome and compelling manner. He is the author of a number of scholarly papers and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. Gerald lives in Oak Park, Illinois, with his wife, Jill, and their four children. He was previously the college pastor at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois.
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It has been some time since I have read a book on dating and relationships, probably because it has been some time since the subject has seemed urgent to me. But recently a local pastor told me that as he pastors young adults toward marriage, he has been helped by Sex, Dating, and Relationships by Gerald Hiestand and Jay Thomas. I decided to check it out and I am glad I did so. You are not boyfriend and girlfriend, but friends, and you spend time together i. Think of a dating friendship as a precursor to a marriage proposal but without all the romantic, sexual overtones that so often accompany a dating relationship. Thus, the main goal of a dating friendship is to explore the viability of marriage while preserving the guidelines of sexual and romantic purity required by the neighbor relationship.
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How far is too far? How can you protect yourself from stirring up love before the time is right? Gerald and Jay give clear biblical answers to these and many more questions. The model they set out for a biblical dating culture is radical in contrast with what our normal Christian dating culture looks like in the West these days. Gerald and Jay suggest that the Bible speaks about male and female relationships as family members, neighbours and spouses, showing that the Bible prohibits sexual relations in the first two sets of relationship whilst commanding it in the third.
From triple helix - winter - Sex, dating and relationships: A fresh approach [p20] PDF version Right click and choose 'save as Both these books are helpful. Though reaching similar conclusions, the approach taken differs markedly.