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Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Truth About Dating, Love and Just Being Friends

Oh where was this book a few years ago, when my oldest daughter was struggling with the questions that are answered in this wonderful book for teens. It's called The Truth About Dating, Love and Just Being Friends.

This book is relevant in so many ways for teens that often have these questions wandering through their minds but rather than seek our advice, they will often ask a friend. However, the answer that they are provided may not be the advice we would want them to consider.

The first question that this book deals with is defining what dating means. When you ask anyone to define what a home is, the answers are all pretty similar, but when you ask them to define dating, it opens up such a wide range of responses. When you see things that way, it's understandable why our children are confused when we ask them to consider dating as an option over instantly becoming boyfriend/girlfriend, going together, or exclusivity to one another only.

This book addresses so many things that each gender struggles with especially the big one, how do you know if they like you or are interested in you. Both my husband and I reviewed the book, and found the answers to be honest in respect to both sexes. Boys respond in relationships and in dealing with girls much differently than girls do with boys.

Chad Eastman, the author of this book, does a great job in researching every probable question that teens are most likely to deal with in this phase of their growing up. The dread "just friends" topic is dealt with as well as most teens that have this as a reason for breaking up can't get past what that means to them.

I have passed this book along to my oldest for her opinion and she agrees that most of the topics are geared for teens interested in one another. Even though our preference is to wait and only date those they are interested in for marriage, this book provides a safe way for teens to address their concerns about dating, being in love, and just being friends.

I received this book, compliments of Thomas Nelson Publishers for my honest review and think it's a must have for parents and teens. This one rates a 5 out of 5 stars because it deals with these topics from God's perspective and in raising a great Christian son or daughter.

For more information about this book, the author and where to get a copy of the book, please click on the link below:


  1. I know someone who could enjoy learning from this book, Kat. Thank you for sharing ...

    How are you all doing? I do hope things have settled down ..

    Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~

    Giveaway ends Feb.11th

  2. I loved reading your post and even shared with my blog readers


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