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Talks about integrity. Has a hard religious angle regarding sex and dating. A very useful book about integrity, authenticity and fairness. I highly recommend it.
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God teaches that a hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire accomplished is a tree of life. Dr Henry Cloud studied hundreds of accomplished single women who were not dating, not daring to desire a husband. Many rationalized that being married was not what God wanted for them as He had failed to deliver a suitable, biblical helper for them. Henry reminded them that they used their strengths, but they hid their weakness, of being vulnerable, approachable, and available behind the fig leaf of fear. Dr. Cloud's books are spreckled with humor and scripture, a fun listen. He challenges each single person DARING TO DESIRE a change in their marital status to CHANGE their behavior, their pattern of where they go, of who they hang with, and to intentionally travel to places where they would meet, not date, five new singles per week. OBVIOUS LESSON: God does His part, but we must "do" our part with actions and faith while trusting our indwelt guide. Funny thing about "waiting on the Lord" is that he teaches us to be active while we are waiting. FOR 38 YEARS a disabled and broken hearted man sat by the pool at Bethesda hoping that the rumored angel would heal him and he would walk again. The desperate gathered daily and waited in silence for a miracle. Days, months, years passed without speaking, without reaching out for relationship. With any kind of self-deception or if we are deceived by someone we are in relationship with, we never can trust what reality is. I have been self-deceived for 33 years waiting on God to deliver a suitable husband. THIS BOOK is AWESOME as it gives you HOPE and a PLAN to date with wisdom. Enjoy the journey to the chapel. Who placed the talent in your soul? Who gave you the desire of your heart? Is your answer God the Creator of all that is good? Then WHY NOT DARE TO DESIRE a family, be married, write a book, build a home, compose music, be a speaker, sing? Use this book as a guide, date with boundaries and confidence.
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