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While most books about sex for dating Christians begin and end with "don't," Bell outlines the bigger picture of human relationships and what they can teach us about God's character.

Mars and Venus on a Date: A Guide for Navigating the 5 Stages of Dating to Create a Loving and Lasting Relationship
John Gray (Harper)

After singles kept asking questions that weren't covered in his classic Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, Gray penned this follow-up. It draws on psychology, addressing the complexities of dating in a postmodern world.

What Women Wish You Knew about Dating: A Single Guy's Guide to Romantic Relationships
Stephen W. Simpson (Baker Books)

This rare dating book for men is funny and honest. It looks at the frustration inherent in most people's dating journey. Simpson, a psychologist, helps readers date like a man instead of a guy (and the women say "amen").

Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity
Lauren F. Winner (Brazos Press)

Winner blends personal experience, scholarly research, pop culture awareness, and theological truth to craft a brave treatise on chastity. She candidly discusses her own reluctant journey, deftly avoiding formulas and issuing a compelling invitation to sexual purity.

How To Get A Date Worth Keeping
Henry Cloud (Zondervan)

I don't agree with all of Cloud's advice, and his tone can be a bit flippant, but he acknowledges the seldom-addressed dating drought in Christian circles. He also debunks many popular myths, such as "dating around is unchristian" and "God will definitely bring the right one to you."


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Camerin Courtney is author of Table for One (Revell) and co-author of The unGuide to Dating (Revell). ...

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