10 Great Dates Before You Say 'I Do'

10 Great Dates Before You Say 'I Do'
$14.99

10 Fun, Innovative Relationship-Building Dates for Seriously Dating and Engaged Couples!

10 Great Dates Before You Say I Do combines the best of marriage preparation research with a fun, easy-to-follow format. Couples will love growing together while going out together:

  • Share your hopes and dreams
  • Appreciate your differences
  • Communicate and connect
  • Develop spiritual intimacy
  • Evaluate your relationship
  • Celebrate romance
  • And more!
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9780310247326
    Publication Date: 
    2003-01-01
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    101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person: Helping Singles Find Each Other, Contemplate Marriage, and Say I Do

    101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person: Helping Singles Find Each Other, Contemplate Marriage, and Say I Do
    Kerekes, Betsy
    $13.95

    Are you confused about how to find your true love? Do you want to work on a current dating relationship, preparing it for engagement and marriage?

    Packed into 101 bite-sized suggestions, 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person is the help you need to approach dating with confidence and joy, while at the same time helping you become the best, most marriage-ready version of yourself. Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes offer inspiration and advice for all stages of your relationship.

    With research conducted by the Ruth Institute and almost fifty years of marriage experience between them, authors Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes have compiled their best tips to inspire and support Catholic singles during all stages of dating and engagement. The life-changing ideas in 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person offer short, practical suggestions that will help you find a mate and build a strong relationship.

    You'll find advice for meeting other Catholic singles, questions to ask yourself before getting too serious, and topics to talk about before engagement. Tips include:

  • When you're on the first date, or once you're in a relationship, see the other person for who they are. Avoid thinking you can change him or her; only God can do that.
  • Don't expect your significant other to be perfect when you know that you are not.
  • If you're interested in someone who isn't Catholic, have an open discussion about how you each expect faith to impact your relationship and potential marriage.
  • Morse and Kerekes clearly articulate the challenges that face single Catholics today. The hook-up and cohabitation culture is prevalent in our society and in the media, making the temptation to succumb strong. The authors want you to know that you aren't weak for being interested in these options, but you are strong enough to resist them. You can combat these challenges by recognizing single life and dating as ideal times to discern your own call to the vocation of marriage as well as your dating relationship's readiness for the sacrament.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594716713
    Publication Date: 
    2016-10-10
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    Boundaries in Dating: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Relationships

    Boundaries in Dating: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Relationships
    Townsend, John
    $18.99

    Boundaries in Dating offers illuminating insights for romance that can help you grow in freedom, honesty, and self-control as you pursue a healthy dating relationship that will lead to a healthy marriage.

    Dating can be fun, but it's not easy. Meeting people is just one concern. Once you've met someone, then what? What do you build? Nothing, a simple friendship, or more? How do you set smart limits on physical involvement? Financial involvement? Individual responsibilities?

    Respected counselors, popular radio hosts, and bestselling authors Henry Cloud and John Townsend apply the principles described in their Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries to matters of love and romance. Helping you bridge the pitfalls of dating, Boundaries in Dating unfolds a wise, biblical path to developing self-control, freedom, and intimacy in the dating process. Boundaries in Dating will help you to think, solve problems, and enjoy the journey of dating, increasing your abilities to find and commit to a marriage partner.

    Full of insightful, true-life examples, this much-needed book includes such topics as:

  • Recognizing and choosing quality over perfection in a dating partner
  • How to ensure that honest friendship is one vital component in a relationship
  • Preserving friendships by separating between platonic relationships and romantic interest
  • Moving past denial to deal with real relational problems in a realistic and hopeful way
  • . . . and much more!
  • Plus, check out Boundaries family collection of books dedicated to key areas of life - marriage, raising kids, parenting teens, and leadership. Workbooks and Spanish editions are also available.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780310200345
    Publication Date: 
    2000-02-21
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    Catholic Girl's Survival Guide for the Single Years: The Nuts and Bolts of Staying Sane and Happy While Waiting on Mr. Right

    Catholic Girl's Survival Guide for the Single Years: The Nuts and Bolts of Staying Sane and Happy While Waiting on Mr. Right
    Stimpson, Emily
    $14.95

    Finding a spouse has never been easy. But, it's also never been quite so hard, especially for good Catholic girls intent on having strong Catholic marriages to nice Catholic boys.

    So what are all those good Catholic girls to do? How do they navigate the increasingly long (and usually trying) years between college and "I do" without losing their sanity or their soul?

    Consult The Catholic Girl's Survival Guide for the Single Years: The Nuts and Bolts of Staying Sane and Happy While Waiting for Mr. Right.

    Steeped in the Church's teachings on the feminine genius, marriage, and theology of the body, The Catholic Girl's Survival Guide dishes with both wit and wisdom on some of the most pressing questions single women face: vocation, dating, sex, finances, work, depression, and more.

    As hopeful and honest as it is fun and faithful, The Catholic Girl's Survival Guide for the Single Years is the perfect companion for women whose journey to "I do" is turning out to be a longer one than they (or their mothers) would have liked.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781937155346
    Publication Date: 
    2012-01-01
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    Chastity Is for Lovers: Single, Happy, and (Still) a Virgin

    Chastity Is for Lovers: Single, Happy, and (Still) a Virgin
    Spenceley, Arleen
    $13.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594714801
    Publication Date: 
    2014-11-28
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    Christian Dating in a Godless World

    Christian Dating in a Godless World
    Morrow, T G
    $18.95

    In these pages, Fr. Thomas Morrow, author of the best-selling book, Overcoming Sinful Anger, offers a practical guide to dating in a secular world.

    He explores a range of dating issues including choosing Mr. or Miss Right, the four meanings of love, how to have a warm but chaste relationship, the goodness of affection, modesty, restoring the dignity of women, and how to overcome the most common problems with communication.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781622823116
    Publication Date: 
    2016-03-18
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    Couples in Love: Straight Talk on Dating, Respect, Commitment, Marriage, and Sexuality

    Couples in Love: Straight Talk on Dating, Respect, Commitment, Marriage, and Sexuality
    Waiss, John R
    $24.95
    This resource for young couples, parents, and teachers features dialogues between a young couple and a Catholic priest and addresses a wide range of topics including dating, building a relationship, deciding on a vocation, and the issues associated with traditional sexual ethics.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780824521301
    Publication Date: 
    2003-10-01
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    Dating Detox

    Dating Detox
    Cotter, Lisa
    $14.95

    If we want love, why do we often settle for less?
    -- from the Foreword by Jason and Crystalina Evert

    Tired of toxic relationships, many young adults want to clean up their love lives. They desire to give their lives to Christ and turn away from sin--but without a concrete plan, they quickly fall back into old habits. Featuring daily reflections and resolutions, this forty-day detox provides a practical cleanse for those who want to purify themselves from the poisoned dating culture and live a life of authentic freedom, respect, and love.

    Inside you'll find:

  • Compelling and clear explanations of God's plans for love, dating, and sex
  • Hopeful true-life stories of people who have successfully moved from desiring chastity to actually living it
  • Practical tools, habits, and strategies to live more virtuously with joy and freedom
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9780997203790
    Publication Date: 
    2017-02-01
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    For Young Women Only: What You Need to Know about How Guys Think

    For Young Women Only: What You Need to Know about How Guys Think
    Rice, Lisa A
    $14.99
    Unlock the Male Mystery

    Guys will be guys. And now girls can know what that means! For Young Women Only dives into the mysterious inner-workings of the teenage male mind so that you can begin to understand why guys say and do what they do. Exploring critical topics including respect, insecurity, appearance, physical affection, and the "tough and tender"-ness of guys, this book is also packed with "ask the expert" sections, quotes, and fun personal stories from guys in all walks of life. Why is he so visually stimulated? You may wish it weren't so, but that won't make it so. I don't want to put on a front for him to like me. Actually, he wants your genuineness, too! This book will help you grasp how God wired the opposite sex so you can enjoy your relationships with them.

    Why Are Guys So Weird?

    Unravel the mystery. A national scientific survey and in-depth personal interviews give you an unprecedented look inside the teenage male mind. Discover how: He'd be perfectly fine if he was loved by few and hated by many...as long as he was respected by all His ego is the size of Africa (but so are his insecurities) He hides his real feelings under a tough exterior He's magnetized by pretty girls-but also wants to find a diamond in the rough He actually does want to marry a virgin He just wants you to be yourself.

    It's the inside scoop you've been waiting for! You'll come to not only understand him, but also know what he might really be thinking about you.

    "This is a phenomenal book that I wish I'd had as a teenager!"
    -Shannon Ethridge, Bestselling author, Every Young Woman's Battle

    "Girls, this book is a MUST-read!"
    -Candace Cameron Bure, Actress, speaker

    Story Behind the Book

    "My teenage daughter really needs to hear this!" Such was the typical reaction from countless men and women who read Shaunti Feldhahn 's bestselling For Women Only."If forty-year-old women are surprised by the truth about how men think, we realized the value in helping teenagers discover these realities as well," says Shaunti. Teaming with her best friend Lisa Rice, a mother of teen girls and the coauthor of For Women Only Discussion Guide, they launched a major national survey of guys fifteen to twenty. Their surprising findings are revealed here to help girls improve their relationships with the opposite sex, now and into the future.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781590526507
    Publication Date: 
    2006-08-07
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    Prayers for Couples Pocket Prayer Book

    $1.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781617962660
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    Sacred Search: What If It's Not about Who You Marry, But Why? (Revised)

    Sacred Search: What If It's Not about Who You Marry, But Why? (Revised)
    Thomas, Gary
    $17.99
    Bestselling author Gary Thomas transforms the way you look at romantic relationships. His unique perspective on dating will prepare you for a satisfying, spiritually enriching marriage.

    In the revised edition of his hit book The Sacred Search, Gary Thomas helps single people of all ages make wise marital choices by rethinking what basis those choices should be made on.

    You will be encouraged to think beyond finding your "soul mate" and instead adopt a more biblical search for a "sole mate"--someone who will walk with you on your spiritual journey.

    Thomas asks, What if we focused on why we should get married more than on who to marry? What if being "in love" isn't a good enough reason to get married? And most of all, what if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?

    The Sacred Search casts a vision for building a relationship around shared spiritual mission--and making marriage with eternity at its heart.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830781911
    Publication Date: 
    2021-04-01
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    Single for a Greater Purpose: A Hidden Joy in the Catholic Church

    Single for a Greater Purpose: A Hidden Joy in the Catholic Church
    Zurlo, Luanne
    $18.95

    Single life isn't always the unhappy lot of those who just can't seem to find a spouse. On the contrary, it can be a holy vocation within the lay state lived out, often in a hidden way, by souls who have had an authentic encounter with Christ.

    Here, author Luanne Zurlo sheds light on this little-understood vocation discerned and embraced by a small but growing number of single persons who neither marry nor enter religious life.

    These souls are joyfully single for a greater purpose, nourishing both the world and the Church with the unique spiritual strengths and graces that God gives to souls who deliberately remain single for Him "€" in the world but not of it.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781622826568
    Publication Date: 
    2019-12-15
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    Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing

    Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing
    Stringer, Jay
    $16.99
    "Without rival, the best book on broken sexuality I have ever read." --Dan B. Allender, PhD

    Many of us feel ashamed and undesirable after years of sexual brokenness and addiction. The guilt and stigma surrounding sexual struggles can paralyze us and keep us from seeking help and healing. Author Jay Stringer approaches these sensitive subjects with gentleness and understanding.

    Based on original research from over 3,800 men and women, Unwanted is a groundbreaking resource that explores the "why" behind self-destructive sexual choices in order to help readers work towards freedom. Addressing difficult issues with compassionate insight, this book discusses:
  • Abandonment and broken relationships
  • Trauma and sexual abuse
  • The sex industry and pornography
  • Violence against women
  • Learning to love and care for yourself
  • Healthy conflict and repair in your relationships
  • Investing in community
  • Creating healthy boundaries
  • A perfect resource for those seeking self-help or those working to minister to the sexually broken people around them, Unwanted offers life-changing, practical guidance rooted in clinical evidence to light the way on a path to wholeness.

    "If you're hungry for deep healing or searching for practical ways to help others heal . . . this will be an incredibly sharp tool in your tool belt!" --Shannon Ethridge, MA, author of Every Woman's Battle

    "Unwanted demonstrates a depth of insight and wisdom that I found stunning! It will truly help many come out of their shame and finally be free." --Dr. Ted Roberts, cofounder of Pure Desire Ministries

    "Unwanted is a courageous, insightful work that will undoubtedly equip many on the journey to freedom." --Dr. Juli Slattery, cofounder of Authentic Intimacy and author of Rethinking Sexuality









    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781631466724
    Publication Date: 
    2018-09-04
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