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Define the Relationship: A Candid Look at Breaking up, Making up, and Dating Wellby Jerusha Clark
Synopses & Reviews
Ken thinks he and Becky are just having fun together. Becky is already picking out bridesmaid dresses.
Melissa has decided to break up with Tony. Tony thinks Melissa is “the one.”
Are miscommunications like this unavoidable? What’s the best way to end a relationship–or to take it to a more serious level?
Chances are, you’ve heard of “The Talk.” Every romantic relationship comes to the point where things need to be defined or redefined: Do we become romantically exclusive? Is our relationship ready (or not ready) to move to the next level? What are our boundaries and expectations? Is it possible to “just be friends”?
Getting all the cards on the table. Communicating openly and honestly. It sounds like a great idea, right? The tough question is, how do you communicate in a way that significantly benefits you both–and doesn’t leave you dreading those important conversations in the future?
In Define the Relationship, you’ll find everything you need to know about positively defining and redefining your current or future dating relationships. Written in light of the complexities of dating today, this long-needed resource will help you avoid painful and confusing dating dilemmas and experience instead the freedom of well-defined, spiritually grounded, and truly rewarding relationships.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
An honest look at dating from a Christian perspective offers advice on how to pace a relationship and remain honest in the process, sharing insights into how to decide whether a relationship should be taken to the "exclusive" stage. Original.
About the Author
\Jeramy and Jerusha Clark are the authors of the best-selling I Gave Dating a Chance and He’s H.O.T., She’s H.O.T. They live with their two daughters in Escondido, California, where Jeramy pastors high school students at Emmanuel Faith Community Church.
Table of Contents
Defining your most important relationship — What is a DTR? — When to DTR — In the beginning — Where do we go from here? — The end? — Surviving a breakup — When a DTR helps you not to communicate — The lowdown on sex — How character defines relationships.
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