The Black Christian Singles Guide to Dating and Sexuality

Paperback | December 29, 1998

byChris Jackson

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Between the onset of puberty and marriage, every man and woman faces the issues of being single. How do you handle the weekends alone -- or with a dating partner? How do you build a healthy relationship? How can you tell when it's the relationship of a lifetime? And what about sex -- Why say no when your body is screaming yes? Chris Jackson knows the promise and the pitfalls of singleness for African Americans. In this book, he offers frank, down-to-earth wisdom on such topics as: - Practical ways to make the single life a better life - Making the most of the differences between the sexes - How your family history affects your dating relationships - "Creative Conversation from A to Z" - The silent issues: masturbation, date rape, and homosexuality - Breaking up without breaking down - Knowing when a relationship is marriageable . . . And much more -- If you want to order your dating life according to the Bible's prescription for fulfillment, The Black Christian Singles Guide to Dating and Sexuality is an invaluable guidebook. It's easy to read, and it offers real-life answers for your real-life issues.

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Establishing a good, Christian dating relationship is no easy task, especially considering the images that society constantly bombards us with. This frank book counsels young, single adults on how to date wisely and lay the foundations for mature marriages. The Black Christian Singles Guide to Dating and Sexuality explores social facto...

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Between the onset of puberty and marriage, every man and woman faces the issues of being single. How do you handle the weekends alone -- or with a dating partner? How do you build a healthy relationship? How can you tell when it's the relationship of a lifetime? And what about sex -- Why say no when your body is screaming yes? Chris Ja...

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Between the onset of puberty and marriage, every man and woman faces the issues of being single. How do you handle the weekends alone -- or with a dating partner? How do you build a healthy relationship? How can you tell when it's the relationship of a lifetime? And what about sex -- Why say no when your body is screaming yes? Chris Ja...

Chris Jackson (D.Min., United Theological Seminary) is pastor at Conquerors Church in Nashville, TN. He has served six college campuses over a 20-year period and has led regional and national retreats and seminars for the National Baptist Convention. The author of Straight Talk on Tough Topics and The Black Christian Singles Guide to...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.38 inPublished:December 29, 1998Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031022344x

ISBN - 13:9780310223443

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Table of Contents

ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgments1. Singleness: Burden, Blessing, or Both?The challenges and rewards of being single2. Male and Female: Appreciating the DifferencesMaking the contrasts work for you, not against you3. No Condom for the MindThe myths of so-called safe sex4. Sanctified SexThe delights of deferred gratification5. Beyond Dinner and a MovieCreative ideas for above-average relationships6. Common Questions, Uncommon AnswersThings you've always wondered about but never asked7. Solo SexA direct perspective on masturbation8. Date RapeSome men's fantasy, every woman's nightmare9. HomosexualityA challenge for gays and straights10. Breaking Up Without Breaking DownHalting unhealthy relationships --- no [straight]jacket required11. How to Recognize Mr. or Ms. RightThe plan for your man and the wife for your life12. Who's Loving You?Ingredients in intimacy and lessons in loveAppendix: More Creative ConversationNotes

From Our Editors

Establishing a good, Christian dating relationship is no easy task, especially considering the images that society constantly bombards us with. This frank book counsels young, single adults on how to date wisely and lay the foundations for mature marriages. The Black Christian Singles Guide to Dating and Sexuality explores social factors, the influence of family and biblical principles for dating. It also offers a section on creative conversations from A to Z, as well as 54 creative dating ideas.

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'Dr. Chris Jackson gives us a fresh and creative approach to the standards, hopes, and possibilities for Christians who are single. He challenges singles to seek wholeness and fulfillment in Christ. It is a very good book.' -- Dr. John H. Corbitt, , National Dean