Dating, Sex & Friendship
An Open and Honest Guide to Healthy Relationships
© 1985 Joyce Huggett
InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, Illinois All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
1. Youth Religious life. 2. Dating (Social customs) Religious
aspects Christianity. 3. Sex Religious aspects
BV4531.2.H8 ~~ 241.66 19 ~~ LCCN 85019734 ~~ OCLC: 12557517 ~~ 204p.
Dating, Sex, & Friendship is presently held by 114 libraries including the United States Air Force Academy and the Library of Congress.
Table of Contents
1. Made for Love 11
2. Be Holy and Sexual 26
3. Pairing Off: Crime or Apprenticeship? 42
4. Radical Relationships 58
5. Sex before Marriage 73
6. Drawing the Petting Line 90
7. Mismatched with Unbelievers 109
8. Splitting Up 124
9. Loneliness: A Friend in Disguise 140
10. An Offshoot of Loneliness: Masturbation 156
11. Another Offshoot of Loneliness: Homosexuality 173
12. Failure in Friendship 192
"What's wrong with sex before marriage?"
"How can we keep Christ at the center of our relationship?"
"I'm so lonely. Why doesn't God do anything?"
DATING raises endless questions. God made us to love and be loved. He made us sexual. But he also made us more than glandular beings. He has called us not just to passion but also to compassion.
Joyce Huggett is open and honest about our sexuality, our questions and our struggles. She discusses many important topics such as starting friendships, telling the difference between infatuation and affection, dealing with exclusiveness, petting, breaking up, and dating non-Christians.
JOYCE HUGGETT, the author of Growing into Love and Creative Conflict, combines practical wisdom with biblical insight in dealing with the tough issues. Her years of experience in counseling and speaking make this a positive and realistic book that will help you grow in relationships.
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