What does the Bible say about dating? Nothing. And Everything! This book offers a biblical view of relationships and provides insight on issues of commitment, attraction, and more. When you date someone, you’re more than just holding another’s hands; you’re holding that person’s heart. "Rick and Sharon Phillips first set forth a careful biblical theology of dating and relationships, and then offer their mature wisdom on how to put the biblical principles into practice. The result is required reading for every single adult, for which the entire church can be deeply grateful." Justin Taylor "Finally, someone has provided biblically based, theologically sound, and practical guidelines on dating for singles. Rick and Sharon Phillips provide clear thinking which is realistic, encouraging, and hopeful while including appropriate cautions. They address the significant questions on the minds of singles, giving answers that flow from biblical principles." Dan Zink, Covenant Theological Seminary "Many single adults today are confused, disoriented and frustrated with the dating scene. This terrific book brings clarity, a biblical orientation, and lots of hope." John Yenchko, Co-author, Pre-Engagement: 5 Questions to Ask Yourselves "As a biblical marriage counselor I have often been involved in helping married people resolve many distressing and difficult that they encounter in their relationship. As I’ve done this counseling, I have frequently thought that many of the problems these couples were facing after the wedding could have been prevented if they had acted more wisely prior to the wedding. If singles will read and apply the biblical counsel of this book, many of the painful problems that couples might face after the wedding will be prevented." Wayne A. Mack, author, Strengthening Your Marriage "This book is for people who want to take relationships as seriously as God takes them. Rick and Sharon Phillips have a passion for redeeming romance and preparing both singles and couples for lives that glorify God. In this no-nonsense guide they take a marriage-based approach that honors the divinely-designed differences between women and men. In biblical, practical, down-to-earth ways the Phillips’s show how relationships go wrong and how, by grace, love is really supposed to work." Phil and Lisa Ryken, Tenth Presbyterian Church About the Authors: Rick and Sharon Phillips met at a church singles group and were married twenty months later. After answering God’s call to enter the ministry, Rick served as the pastor to the singles ministry in which they had met. Through their shared ministry to singles, they perceived a great need for clear biblical teaching on dating and singleness. The fruit of their ministry and of their love for singles is found in the pages of this book. They are now the parents of five children and live in South Florida, where Rick is senior minister of First Presbyterian Church of Coral Springs/Margate, FL. He is co-editor of the Reformed Expository Commentary and is the author of numerous books on the Bible and Christian living, several of which feature discussion questions written by Sharon.
Richard D. Phillips (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville, South Carolina. He is a council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, chairman of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and coeditor of the Reformed Expository Commentary series.
“Required reading for every single adult.” — Justin Taylor, co-editor, Sex and the Supremacy of Christ
“If singles read and apply the biblical counsel of this book, many of the painful problems that couples might face after the wedding will be prevented.” — Wayne A. Mack, author, Strengthening Your Marriage
“In biblical, practical, down-to-earth ways the Phillipses show how, by grace, love is really supposed to work.” — Phil and Lisa Ryken, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
“This terrific book brings clarity, a biblical orientation, and lots of hope.” — John Yenchko, co-author, Pre-Engagement: 5 Questions to Ask Yourselves
“I intend to require this book for my students for years to come.” — Dan Zink, Covenant Theological Seminary