So it is possible that some might agree with their premises and the trajectory of their arguments, yet differ on some of the specific conclusions.But all will be challenged and blessed by their wise contributions to this vitally important issue.” Richard W.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.
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?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.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. Tasha Rube is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Missouri.She received her MSW from the University of Missouri in 2014.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.Instead, dating is revealed for what it is, which might disturb you.The greatest strength of this book is the contribution the authors make toward thinking biblically about something not in the Bible, which isn’t so easy to do.