The first section focuses on who I am, where I come from (and how that can impact relationships), and what I want out of life.
As she says:‘In order to proclaim “I do,” one has to know and understand “I.”’The second section focuses on what to look for in a potential partner (with a focus on the major aspects of character, rather than the external characteristics of looks and money), while the third section focuses on our relationship with God:“If you desire marriage, seek God. In the end, if you entrust your heart to him, God will use your desires to lead you in the right direction.”The final section of the book is answers to the questions she hears most frequently in her counselling practice.
It can be confusing and frustrating for anyone trying to figure out the best way to pursue a Godly relationship.
While I agree with purpose for courting, maintaining a pure relationship, I don’t think there’s a “one size fits all” method for relationships, so I was curious to read something a bit different this time.
Debra Fileta did a good job at presenting a Christ-centered relationship and the consequences of compromise without limiting it to her personal opinions on the subject.
If you’re like me and interested in preparing for a future relationship or to help in a current relationship, I recommend it as a good source of information and advice to add to your collection.
They are disillusioned with the church that has provided little practical application in the area of love and relationships.
That's good and Biblical but it's presented in a non-dynamic and, dare I say it, boring fashion.
True Love Dates provides honest help for dating by guiding readers into vital relationship essentials for finding true love.
Debra is a young, professional Christian counselor, and True Love Dates offers sound advice grounded in Christian spirituality.
In True Love Dates, Debra Fileta encourages singles not to kiss dating goodbye but instead to experience a season of dating as a way to find real love.
Through reading powerful, real-life stories (including the author s personal journey) and gaining insights from Fileta s experience as a professional counselor, readers will discover that it ispossible to find true love thr In True Love Dates, Debra Fileta encourages singles not to kiss dating goodbye but instead to experience a season of dating as a way to find real love.
(I especially liked her comments on ‘biblical dating’: that in Bible times, a woman’s spouse was pretty much chosen by her parents, who then paid the groom a dowry consisting of family treasures and a donkey or two. I think not.) I like the fact that Fileta is writing from the point of view of a Christian who lives in the real world.