Summary of Chapters
Chapter one: Why boundaries in dating? In this chapter the authors express how that children are not meant for dating right now because there are many risks in dating and children are not ready for the emotional roller coaster. As we become older more responsibility and freedom are granted to us, our parents believe we’re at a certain age of accountability of our own actions. Although with that, cloud and Townsend believe that there are issues in freedom and responsibility is that we have freedom to choose through the toughest decisions without feeling the fear of guilt. Also, responsibility in the sense of keeping all the things that you have going on in order while taking time out to focus on making your relationship healthy. We need boundaries in every situation, even relationships. A boundary tells our partners of our values and moral reasoning’s and this helps in the long run.
Chapter two: Require and Embody Truth. In this chapter Cloud and Townsend express the word deception in many areas of life such as relationship, friends, friends, other people, who you are, facts, hurt and conflict, two types of liars, and essentials boundary. There is deception in everything and you have to watch out for certain things such as dating, you can date someone but the biggest fear is the fear of a breakup and losing the one you love. Also the deception about who you are, sometimes relationships can change the perception about who you are and what you like. You have to stay diligent and know you are and stay confident in what you do.
Chapter three: Take God on a date. In this chapter Cloud and Townsend talk about the values of your relationships and the fruit of your relationship gets you closer to God. Getting closer to God helps in the sense of all your struggles and issues that you may be going through in life. Also, they talk about the issues of your spiritual development and finding the correct path towards God and just perfecting your craft in everything that is need to be done.
Chapter four: Dating won’t cure a lonely Heart. In this chapter it talks about how you need to go about life if you are lonely and have no one in your life at the moment to make things better. You can be in a relationship but still be lonely; you have to seek Christ to feel totally engaged in your life’s activities. The more you have a full life of relationships with God can bring so much happiness in life.
Chapter five: Don’t Repeat the Past. This chapter focuses on not focusing on the past, the past of the past. If we all focus on the past we have a huge fear of being in a relationship again, every relationship is a risk and we have to face the risk. Being afraid of our past can cause to many issues in our future. We have to stay mature, Being in many relationships gives us the opportunity to grow each time and find a way to make the next relationship better. Isolation is one of the most popular choices when exiting...