I didn't like this book one bit! AS a former university pastor much of the advice in this book would be considered "dangerous" by me. I feel that if we truly trust in God and believe He knows who our future spouse would/should be then we don't need to "test drive" relationships. I prefer Josh Harris's courtship approach and have seen the beauty of this type of relationship proven many times over including in my own marriage.
Having recently gone through a long and painful separation and upcoming divorce, I'm definitely not ready to date yet, but want to be prepared! This is the first of the "Boundaries" books I have read and this one is very well written and accessible. I also discovered alot of insights into relationships that were convicting and encouraging, as well. If you desire to follow God in your search for a life-partner, I highly recommend this book. I like that each chapter ends with a bulleted list of "take away tips" too. (I need repetition!) Their coverage of various issues is thorough and the treatment is very biblically based.
Sherline M. reviewed Boundaries in Dating: Making Dating Work on
Written by the authors of the best-selling book Boundaries,Boundaries in dating is your road map to the kind of enjoyable, rewarding dating that can take you from weekends alone to a lifetime with the soul mate you've longed for.
This book is written from a Christian perspective.
From the back cover:
"Between singleness and marriage lies the journey of dating. Want to make your road as smooth as possible? Set and maintain healthy boundaries-boundaries that will help you grow in freedom, honesty, and self-control. If many of your dating experiences have been difficult, Boundaries in Dating could revolutionize the way you handle relationships. And even if you're doing well, the insights you'll gain from this much-needed book can help you fine-tune or even completely readjust important areas of your dating life".