Boy meets girl.
Boy and girl go on romantic dates.
Boy and girl establish healthy boundaries, share their hearts and fall in love.
Boy buys ring.
Girl says, 'yes'.
Boy and girl get married ...
If only it was this simple!
How do you recognize real love amidst the multitude of other things that go hand in hand with it: infatuation, lust, desperation, attraction, hate? How do you know if the person you are going out with is the person you should spend the rest of your life with? How easy is it to get it wrong?'
Rachel Gardner and André Adefope look at God's guidelines for romance. They ask the difficult questions, but they also ask how God helps us to change - how you can become a godly boyfriend: confident in who you are, supportive, worthy of respect; or a godly girlfriend: sure of yourself, able to nurture selflessness and generosity in relationships.
"This book does an amazing job of unpacking some of the unhelpful myths that have taken root in the church, and gives a godly context and perspective for dating and relationships. It is packed with down-to-earth, practical and biblical teaching, providing both encouragement and challenge for its readers. If you're serious about following God in every area of your life and want to date and relate in a godly way, I urge you to buy and devour this book." - Mike Pilavachi, Soul Survivor
"I wish I had had this book years ago, as I began to think through the whole dating thing. It’s like having your very own mentor for relationships, who is for you, encourages you, doesn’t judge you, who is honest but also challenging. The Dating Dilemma not only takes you through what the Bible says on dating, but it also answers the questions people can be ashamed to ask, in a way that is understandable and down to earth. Whether you have never dated, have dated lots of people, are about to get married, have been hurt time and time again, or just really let down by love, this book brings hope and excitement for wherever you are on your journey." - Esther Davenport, Soul Survivor
"Rachel and André are the kind of people you would want to have a coffee with and talk about relationships. They are funny, unashamedly honest, deep and profoundly practical. If you are ready for a romance revolution where you live love, as well as have a love life, get this book - or take André and Rachel out for coffee." - Ian Henderson, The Message Trust and founder of nakedtruthproject.com