Now, for the first time since its release, the national #1 bestseller has been expanded with new content and updated for new readers. The small, picturesque church was crowded with friends and family. This was the moment for which she had waited so long. "They're girls from my past," he answered sadly "Anna, they don't mean anything to me now ... How many times have I given my heart away in short-term relationships? Having a girlfriend meant little more than saying you were "going out." No big deal.Honest and practical, it challenges cultural assumptions about relationships and provides solid, biblical alternatives to society's norm. Sunlight poured through the stained-glass windows, and the gentle music of a stringed quartet filled the air. He gently took her hand, and they turned toward the altar. but I've given part of my heart to each of them." "I thought your heart was mine," she said. "Everything that's left is yours." A tear rolled down Anna's cheek. My friends and I would go out with girls and break up with them at a frightening pace.Singles of all ages will find new motivation to readjust their romantic lives in light of God's Word.* Note: The real-life stories in this series contain mature themes.*What are you building your life on? A bride is walking down the aisle toward her beloved on their wedding day.
More than 800,000 copies later, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, with its inspiring call to sincere love, real purity, and purposeful singleness, remains the benchmark for books on Christian dating. Chapter One Smart Love Beyond What Feels Good, Back to What Is Good It was finally here Anna's wedding day, the day she had dreamed about and planned for months. "But then I was struck with this sickening thought: How many men could line up next to me on my wedding day? That's Just the Way It Is Growing up, I considered dating an essential part of the complete teenage experience. This started in junior high when my peers and I treated dating as a game, a chance to play at love and experiment with relationships.As the couple begins to say their vows, a woman in the congregation stands up and walks toward the front of the church, silently taking the groom’s hand.Then another joins them, and another, and another, forming an ominous chain at the altar.And it argued that any kind of physical intimacy before marriage was a violation of the sacredness of married sexuality, and could lead to lifelong regret.became a phenomenon in conservative Christian circles.
I dropped my two duffel bags off in my room, then went upstairs to hers to keep her company as she sorted through her three suitcases and two boxes of clothing, electronics accessories, and documents.