Honestly, if you both are comfortable and want to take the next step, then take it.If you're not sure where you guys are at, try to discuss it with the other person.Hove, Campus Crusade for Christ, Duke University “How refreshing!Gerald and Jay have written a biblically based, gospel-oriented book on sex, dating, and relationships—full of genuine, down-to-earth, practical instruction. Tasha Rube is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Missouri.She received her MSW from the University of Missouri in 2014.This volume is a must-read for anyone doing ministry among humans.” Chris Castaldo, Pastor, New Covenant Church, Naperville, Illinois; author, “Gerald and Jay provide solid wisdom for emerging adults and parents on an issue of extreme importance in our day.Young adults who wish to follow Jesus wholeheartedly are faced daily with an onslaught of sexual temptation.
We cannot think too carefully about what our heavenly Father has said.Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois “Simplicity is the strength of this fresh approach to sex, dating, and relationships.If at first you chafe at the idea of ‘dating friendships,’ consider whether any alternative can bring greater glory to God, account for the biblical evidence, and guard against unnecessary heartache.” Collin Hansen, Editorial Director, The Gospel Coalition; author, “Hiestand and Thomas don’t kiss dating goodbye; what fun would that be?If you've only been on 1-2 dates, though, it might be best to wait a bit longer. Gerald Hiestand (MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is the senior associate pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Illinois, and executive director of the Center for Pastor Theologians.Jay Thomas (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) serves as the lead pastor of Chapel Hill Bible Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.He was previously the college pastor at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. “This is a straightforward, yet provocative little book.Even where I reach different conclusions from the authors, I am grateful for another investigation of the biblical data.” J. Greear, President, Southern Baptist Convention; author, ; Pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina “What a gift this book is to single men and women.Here, in brief space, is clear and closely reasoned advice that is über-biblical and Christ-centered. will be a landmark read for many in this generation.” R.This is exactly what Christians need to counteract the worldly attitudes and actions so prevalent in our churches today.It is imperative to think through these issues, and this is the best book I have read for doing so.