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Multnomah, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 229 pages
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Purpose Driven Romance
The last thing singles want is more rules. But if you're looking for an intentional, God-pleasing game plan for finding a future spouse, Joshua Harris delivers an appealing one. A compelling new foreword, an all-new "8 Great Courtship Conversations" section, and updated material throughout makes this five-year revision of the original "Boy Meets Girl" a must-have! Harris illustrates how biblical courtship--a healthy, joyous alternative to recreational dating--worked for him and his wife. "Boy Meets Girl" presents an inspiring, practical example for readers wanting to pursue the possibility of marriage with someone they may be serious about.
Are you ready for "romance with purpose"?
If you're fed up with self-centered relationships that end in disillusionment, it's time to rethink romance. Finding the loving, committed relationship you want shouldn't mean throwing away your hopes, your integrity, or your heart.
In "Boy Meets Girl," Joshua Harris --the guy who kissed dating goodbye--makes the case for courtship. As old-fashioned as it might sound, courtship is what modern day relationships desperately need. Think of it as romance chaperoned by wisdom, cared for by community, and directed by God's Word.
Filled with inspiring stories from men and women who have rediscovered courtship, "Boy Meets Girl" is honest, romantic, and refreshingly biblical. Keep God at the center of your relationship as you discover how to: Set a clear course for your romance Get closer without compromise Find support in a caring community Deal with past sexual sin Make the right decisions about your future
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New! CourtshipConversations
Eight ideas for great dates that will help grow and guide your relationship.
Story Behind the Book
"I wrote I Kissed Dating Goodbye to challenge singles to drop the worldly approach to serial dating and reconsider the way they pursued romance in light of God's Word. Since then, I've received letters asking questions like, So, what comes between friendship and marriage? and, How can you know when you are ready for marriage? Boy Meets Girl answers those questions. Now as a happily married man I can look back on my courtship with Shannon and see from personal experience that God is faithful. If you trust Him enough to wait on romance in dating, He will lovingly guide you as you pursue it in courtship...right to that wonderful moment when you kneel together at the altar." -- Joshua Harris

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This is the book to read on starting and maintaining a relationship that glorifies God, should be read by every Christian who wants to engage in courtship Read full review

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So if you are looking for that amazing relationship that you know God wants you to have and you are confused on what to do reading this book is a great step! I just finished this book about 1 month ago and I can not even begin to describe how it has helped me with my relationship with my special someone! Joshua has great stories to help illustrate his points and yes some of what Joshua Harris talks about is really traditional but the mind set that he is trying to put accross is right on target! Yes there are things you need to do and not to do in a relationship and if you follow exactly what he says and have great turn out then thats great but i found that you need to make your relationship personal between you and that person. Reading this book will help you start the thinking proccess on how to do that and it may give you great ideas on some ways about going about courtship! I know that i would be completely lost in a worldly relationship and not in the Godly one i am in right now if I had not read this book! I really suggest it to everyone who is looking forward to a serious relationship! This book is AMAZING!  


Boy Meets Girl What Ive Learned Since I Kissed Dating Goodbye
Why Dating Versus Courtship Isnt the Point Getting Past a Debate over Terms and Back to What Really Matters
Romance and Wisdom A Match Made in Heaven Why You Need More than Just Intense Feelings

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Joshua Harris lives outside Washington, D.C., in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where he is a pastor at Covenant Life Church. His greatest passion is preaching the gospel and calling his generation to wholehearted devotion to God. Joshua and his wife Shannon have two children, Emma Grace and Joshua Quinn.

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