How to Get a Date Worth Keeping

How to Get a Date Worth Keeping

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By (author) Dr. Henry Cloud

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  • Publisher: ZONDERVAN
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 201mm x 20mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 14 February 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Grand Rapids
  • ISBN 10: 0310262658
  • ISBN 13: 9780310262657
  • Sales rank: 37,969

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It stinks, doesn't it. But what can you do to fix it? More than you've ever imagined. You can put an end to the datelessness. Starting today - right now - you can begin a journey that will bring fun and interesting people into your life, broaden your experience of others and yourself, and lead you toward that date of all dates - a date worth keeping. This book is for you if: you want to get more dates or better dates; you wonder where "the good ones' are; you keep repeating the same old cycle in your dating life and want to change it; you wonder why people who aren't as nice as you get all the dates; you're attracted to the wrong kind, while the right kind lack the 'chemistry'; you're waiting for God to bring you the right person - and you've been waiting an awfully long time; and you wonder what it is about you that fails to attract dates. With over ten years of experience personally coaching singles on dating, Dr. Henry Cloud shares his proven, very doable, step-by-step approach to overcoming your sticking points and getting all the dates you could want. The results speak for themselves. Filled with true-life examples you'll identify with instantly, "How to Get a Date Worth Keeping" will prove its worth to you many times over in the exciting months ahead.

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Dr. Henry Cloud is a popular speaker, and cohost, with Dr. John Townsend, of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! Radio program, and cofounder of Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. His bestselling books include the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries books and Making Small Groups Work. Dr. Cloud and his wife and two daughters live in Southern California. Dr. Henry Cloud es un hablante popular, y co-presentador, con Dr. John Townsend, de la emisora nacional. Nueva vida Vive! Programa de radio, y co- fundador de Cloud- Townsend Clinic y Cloud- Townsend Recursos. Su libros mejor bendidos incluyen el premio medallon de oro son, Limites y haciendo pequenos grupos que trabajen. Dr. Clud y su esposa viven en el Sur de California.

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"...offers sound advice on the dating game...all Christian singles can benefit from this practical, down-to-earth manual." * PW Religion Bookline * PW Religion Bookline

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It stinks, doesn't it. But what can you do to fix it? More than you've ever imagined. You can put an end to the datelessness. Starting today---right now---you can begin a journey that will bring fun and interesting people into your life, broaden your experience of others and yourself, and lead you toward that date of all dates---a date worth keeping. This book is for YOU if - You want to get more dates or better dates. - You wonder where 'the good ones' are. - You keep repeating the same old cycle in your dating life and want to change it. - You wonder why people who aren't as nice as you get all the dates. - You're attracted to the wrong kind, while the right kind lack the 'chemistry.' - You're waiting for God to bring you the right person---and you've been waiting an awfully long time. - You wonder what it is about you that fails to attract dates. With over ten years of experience personally coaching singles on dating, Dr. Henry Cloud shares his proven, very doable, step-by-step approach to overcoming your sticking points and getting all the dates you could want. The results speak for themselves. Filled with true-life examples you'll identify with instantly, How to Get a Date Worth Keeping will prove its worth to you many times over in the exciting months ahead.

Table of contents

Contents Acknowledgments 9 A Heart to Heart from Your Coach 10 Part 1--What's the Problem? 1. Why Hasn't God Brought Me the Love of My Life? 15 2. Gut Check 20 3. Where I Am Coming From 23 4. Dating Is Not about Marriage 31 Part 2--The Program 5. Keep a Log 41 6. If You Say, "There Are No Good Prospects," 47 You Don't Get It 7. Meet Five a Week 54 8. Change Your Traffic Pattern 61 9. Get Over the Stigma: Join a Service 69 10. Stick With It, and Get Your Numbers Up 76 11. Get Your Team Together 82 12. Tie Me to a Tree 88 13. Don't Limit Yourself to a Type 91 14. Check Your Expectations at the Door 98 15. Forget Love at First Sight 102 16. Go Out with Almost Anyone Once, and Maybe Again 106 17. Date a Non-Christian? 109 18. Drop Your Hankie (or Palm Pilot) 118 19. Follow a Strategy from 122 Beginning to Middle to End 20. Be Yourself from the Beginning 131 21. Don't Play Games 137 22. Where Is the Testosterone? 145 23. Keep Your Boundaries and Don't Settle 153 Part 3--Get Your Dating Self in Shape 24. Monitor Your Internal World 161 and Face Your Issues 25. Get Healthy 169 26. Don't Be Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 179 27. Look in the Mirror 187 28. Unleash Your Libido or Reel It In 194 29. Do You Have to Get Married? 204 --Dating Is Not for the Lonely 30. Turn Off the Autopilot and Drive 209 Part 4--Stay Focused on What's Important 31. Will This Friendship Ever Heat Up? 217 32. Beauty Is Only Skin Deep, but Character 221 Goes All the Way to the Bone 33. Seven Extra Hints 227 A Final Heart to Heart from Your Coach 233