Hi, my name is Ron Adema and I wrote this book to talk to teenagers about the pitfall and pleasures of dating.
Why? Because over the past 37 years while working with Christian young people I have seen the Devil try to establish bad dating habits which in the end either damage or destroy marriages and family life.
“In order that no advantage be taken of us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.”(2 Corinthians 2:11)
In America, dating is the primary custom for the selection of a mate for marriage. Therefore, dating is a means to an end – marriage and family.
World Book Dictionary defines dating as “the practice or an instance of having social engagements with a person of the opposite sex.” (pg.535)
For Christians, dating should be a spiritual experience like any other social activity.
This book was written to remind Christians that dating is as much a part of your spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ as spiritual service.
“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” (Colossians 3:17)
Therefore, your dating should reflect Christian values and virtues. It should build you and your date up spiritually and not tear them down.
This book is the first of a three part series entitled – Dating, Diamonds, and Diapers.
The dating series was written to talk to Christian young people regarding what the Bible says about these five specific areas of dating