Dating and the single parent ron deal
He starts his book with a foreword, as most books do.
However, this is one of the most powerful portions of the book because it gives the reasons for the book.
Kevin Leman, New York Times bestselling author of Have a New Kid by Friday"Entering the dating arena as a single parent is scary. In Dating and the Single Parent, Ron Deal points out the common pitfalls and gives wise counsel in how to navigate the waters. You can trust Ron Deal to shoot straight with you about kids, dating, and finding lasting love. Kevin Leman, New York Times bestselling author of Have a New Kid by Friday"Your choice is to get real or to get blindsided.
I highly recommend it."--Gary Chapman, Ph D, author, The Five Love Languages"You want the best for your little cubs. In the crackling electricity of a dating relationship, it's easy for single parents to overlook huge issues that cause deep personal pain as well as permanent damage to their children.
“Forty two percent of adults are in a step relationship of some kind. Thirty percent of marriages to attend Family Life’s Weekend to Remember marriage getaways are in blended families. Two-thirds of marriages where one or both partners brings children into the relationship end in divorce” (Deal, 2012).
He continues to explain upfront that many of the issues are understanding the difference between “coupleness” and “familyness”, and that the latter is what will create a legacy.
The first section, which stood out was Appendix 2, the sample purity pledge.From the beginning, Ron points out that 'coupleness does not equal familyness,' and this and many other of his valuable insights can help ensure you have healthy and successful relationships."--Paula Bisacre, Publisher, Christian counselor Ron Deal shares his thoughts about dating and remarriage, and encourages those who are divorced or widowed to be intentional about creating a home that is redemptive, even if remarriage never happens.He also offers great counsel on guarding the hearts of your kids.If you only read one single-parenting book this year, make it this one!