Christian Dating Books
I have put together a collection of some of the best Christian dating books around. Whether you are looking for dating books on how to find “the one” or how to keep yourself sexually pure till marriage as you date, or what you need to know about guys (or girls), or how to succeed in relationships or even how to get over a broken heart, whatever your particular situation is, you will certainly find a book in this collection that will help you.
Recommended Books on Christian Dating and Relationships
|100 Things to Know When Dating: Topics to Consider and Discuss
This pamphlet covers 100 topics for dating couples to consider as they spend time talking and getting to know each other. Singles are encouraged to slow down and think twice before getting into a relationship that might not be good for them. Questions cover topics such as character, responsibility, Christian faith, honesty, motivation, habits, addictions, and danger areas. Worksheets cover basic tips on seeking God’s will, dating with integrity, and avoiding sexual activity. This wonderful pamphlet measures 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and unfolds to 33″.
|Almost Sex: 9 Signs You Are About to Go Too Far (or already have)
By Michael DiMarco with Hayley DiMarco
Almost Sex discusses the common misconceptions even Christian youths have about sexual loopholes that allow them to experience sexual activity without marriage. This new book helps young men cope with all aspects of sexuality, including the difference between flirting and foreplay, what girls want from guys, emotional virginity, friends with benefits, and much more.
|Boundaries in Dating
By Dr. Henry Cloud
Dating scene got you down? Try a new approach! Discover how to take responsibility for your life, behavior, and values as God intended. Organized by principles such as honesty, freedom, and respect, this guide helps you develop self-control and intimacy in healthy dating relationships so you’re better able to find and commit to a marriage partner. Paperback. A Focus on the Family Recommendation.
|Dateable: Are You? Are They?
By Justin Lookadoo & Hayley Morgan
If you think you’re clueless about the opposite sex, you won’t be once you read Dateable. We’ve got stuff on them they never wanted you to know. It’ll be like you’re a fly on the wall of the locker room listening in on all the conversations you’ve always wanted to hear. We expose the inside world of guys and girls in this tell-all book. Don’t try dating without first beingDateable.
|Dating Declassified: The Uncensored Truth About Dating, Friendship, and Sex
By Jeanne Mayo
Parents, youth leaders, and teachers will find this an invaluable resource for teaching moral behavior to teens. Beyond just a system of “do’s” and “don’ts” (which teens are likely to ignore), Jeanne gets to the heart of the matter by showing the why. For this generation, the why is what counts.
|Dating With Pure Passion
By Rob Eagar
Devastated by a broken relationship and longing for a true and lasting love, Rob Eager began an intense search that led him to the source of true fulfillment. With his compelling personal testimony and thoroughly scriptural teaching, he encourages readers to stop chasing romance and sex and to pursue their heart’s deepest desire–the truly passionate love of Jesus Christ. For Christian singles, spiritual union with Christ must be the foundation of all of their relationships–including dating relationships. Rather than looking to people to meet the needs only God can fulfill, readers will learn how to let Christ’s sacrificial love ignite within them a passionate desire to share His love with a special person.
|Define the Relationship: A Candid Look at Breaking Up, Making Up, and Dating Well
By Jeramy Clark
Is it time to break up, or move on to the next level? Every romantic relationship gets to the point where it needs to be defined. Learn how to communicate your feelings and expectations in an honest, God-honoring way, using and developing healthy relationships in this candid look at dating.
|Devotions for Dating Couples: Building a Foundation for Spiritual Intimacy
By Ben Young
You’ve found your soul mate and are deeply in love! But have you made aspiritual connection? Together you’ll enrich your inner lives while building a strong foundation for a lasting marriage as you focus on basics of love, prayer, Bible study, forgiveness, and more. Includes a 9-week study, individual daily lessons, and weekend “couple” studies. 224 pages, softcover from Nelson.
|Finding a Man Worth Keeping: 10 Dating Secrets that Work
By Victorya Michaels Rogers
Single women often complain of two problems: no dates or dates with men who seem like Mr. Wrong. What’s a girl to do? Victorya Michaels Rogers has the answers. She went out with more than one hundred men–ninety-seven of whom asked her out again–before she met and married the man of her dreams. A former Hollywood agent, Rogers often traveled in elite circles but couldn’t seem to find a godly Christian man with whom she wanted to spend the rest of her life. Just as Solomon set out to understand wisdom, Rogers set out to master the art of dating. Her experience is distilled into ten pragmatic secrets, such as “find out what you want,” “be a great date,” and “face reality.” Now happily married, she delivers an upbeat message for women desiring to find, date, and keep the right man.
|First Comes Love, Then What? Challenging Your Assumptions on Dating, Love, and Commitment
By Kimberly Beair, M.S., L.P.C.
First Comes Love, Then What? provides sound, practical advice for those hoping to avoid broken hearts and broken marriages. Kimberly Beair draws from her experiences as a counselor to provide helpful examples for avoiding pitfalls and aspiring to success in the dating game. She explores essential topics for building healthy relationships, including communication, managing expectations, and dealing with conflict. A Focus on the Family Resource.
|How to Ruin Your Dating Life: A Christian’s Guide for Avoiding [Almost] Every Mistake in the Book
By Matthew Paul Turner & Kerri Pomarolli
Contemporary Christian singles often answer the door with the question, “Is this the one?” With wit and wisdom, Turner and Pomarolli show anxious guys and gals how to relax and simply enjoy an evening out – without simultaneous frantic prayers, analysis of each other’s behavior, marital status worries, and other pitfalls! Paperback. Contemporary Christian singles often answer the door with the question, “Is this the one?” With wit and wisdom, Turner and Pomarolli show anxious guys and gals how to relax and simply enjoy an evening out – without simultaneous frantic prayers, analysis of each other’s behavior, marital status worries, and other pitfalls! Paperback.
|I Kissed Dating Goodbye, A New Attitude Toward Romance and Relationships
By Joshua Harris
Learn how to reorder your romantic life and find more fulfillment than a date could ever give! Based on biblical principles of sincere love, true purity and purposeful singleness, this paperback provides an alternative to playing the dating game.
|In Search of the Proverbs 31 Man
By Michelle McKinney Hammond
We’ve heard much about the virtuous Proverbs 31 wife. But what godly characteristics should Christian women be seeking or nurturing in a man? McKinney Hammond digs into God’s Word for thought-provoking examples of traits that distinguish a husband (or potential husband) of “noble character.” Essential reading for dating singles of either sex.
|No Sex In The City: A Virgin’s Confessions of Love, Lust, Dating, and Waiting
By Lindsey N. Isham
If you’re bored with purity jewelry and catchy abstinence slogans and want a real life story from someone who’s been there, then the brutal honesty in Lindsey’s No Sex in the City will help you maintain your promise. A speaker for over thirteen years, she’s been helping teen and young adult women live virtuous lives. Candid and open about her own sexual desires, this book is particularly suitable for single twenty-somethings. Paperback.
|Real Love: The Ultimate Dating, Marriage & Sex Question Book
By Mary Bonacci
Mary Beth Bonacci speaks to nearly 100,000 people every year. She speaks to Catholics across the country and around the world–about friendship, about relationships, about marriage, about God’s plan for sexuality, and about finding real, honest love. And people speak back to her. They ask her questions–about sex, about dating, about healing after a shattered relationship, about marriage, about their struggles to live love. Their questions are real, specific and often very poignant. Now, for the first time, Mary Beth has published those questions–and her answers–in a comprehensive, readable guide which addresses the details of the very struggle that people face in trying to live real love in a world gone mad.
|Single, Married, Separated, and Life After Divorce: Expanded Edition
By Myles Munroe
Single, Married, Separated, and Life After Divorce offers hope and healing to singles, married couples, separated, and divorced. Emphasizing the importance of singleness no matter what your state in life, Dr. Myles Munroe helps people in all stages of life recognize their self-worth, potential, and worthiness as God’s special creation. Book, workbook, and journal combined all in one book. Paperback.
|Technical Virgin: How Far Is Too Far?
By Hayley DiMarco
Pledging abstinence until marriage can be dangerous.Huh?! You read that right! The reality is that while you may have decided to save sex for marriage, you may still be having physical encounters–but not going all the way. But being a “technical virgin” isn’t just risky–did you know you could still contract an STD or get pregnant?–it can wreak havoc on your emotions and your spirit. Even innocent playing around, like back rubs or tickle fights, could be setting the stage for something more. Hayley DiMarco explains why.
Technical Virgin also answers questions you might be afraid to ask.
Knowing when to draw the line will help save you the pain “everything but sex” can bring. This book can help you start over with a clean slate if you’ve already “messed up” and keep your purity intact if you’re just starting to get physical with guys. Because purity doesn’t have room for compromise.
|The Book of Romance: What Solomon Says About Love, Sex, and Intimacy
By Tommy Nelson
Frank, funny, and filled with insightful gems, The Book of Romance leads you through the most tender book in the Bible in an unforgettable way. With heaps of humor and personal anecdotes to explain the mysteries of attraction, dating, courtship, and intimacy, you’ll learn realistic ways to create a godly marriage and keep your romantic love for a lifetime. Paperback.
|The Five Love Languages, Singles Edition
By Gary Chapman
Whether you’re widowed, divorced, separated, or never married, your deepest emotional need is to feel loved—and your greatest successes will be obtained by loving others. Chapman shows you how to do both effectively in situations unique to single adults—dating; roommates, classmates, and co-workers; family connections; and single parenting. Includes new discussion questions.
|The Measure of a Woman: What Makes a Woman Beautiful
By Gene A. Getz & Elaine Getz
The Measure of a Woman helps women discover their strengths and learn from their weaknesses so that they can truly live in accordance with God’s Word. The world tells us one thing about beauty, but God’s Word relates that beauty is something much deeper. When women learn how to be beautiful from the inside out, they gain respect and serve as examples to other women.Gene and Elaine Getz share time-tested and proven guidelines that have led countless women to become living proof of God’s love and grace. Here is a chance for even more women to discover the secret to biblical femininity so that they, too, can measure themselves as women of God! Each chapter includes study questions for group discussion.
|The Purpose and Power of Love & Marriage
By Myles Munroe
Probably no other dimension of human experience has been pondered, discussed, debated, analyzed, and dreamed about more than the nature of true love. Yet, for all our thinking and talking, where can we turn for genuine insight in matters of true love? Dr. Myles Munroe provides answers to the the questions surrounding the true nature of love as he exposes the false images created in our culture. He shares practical and realistic truths that will enable you to discover and experience love-for God, for yourself, for your mate, and for those around you.
|The Ten Commandments of Dating: Time-Tested Laws for Building Successful Relationships (revised and updated)
By Ben Young & Dr. Samuel Adams
Written from a Christian prospective, The Ten Commandments of Datingwill give you practical, no-nonsense advice on how to make dating work for you. Authors Adams and Young provide ten time-tested relationship laws to protect you from the pitfalls of modern dating and increase your odds of successful dating.
|The Truth About Guys, DVD
Chad Eastham helps teen girls figure out how unbelievably simple guys are and how easy it is to have a fun, godly relationship with them. Filmed live at a Revolve tour event, Chad shares a guy’s perspective on things like dating, sex, emotions and other things girls wonder about. Recommended for ages 12 to 17.
|Understanding the Purpose and Power of Men
By Dr. Myles Munroe
The male is in crisis. Traditional roles once gave men stability and continuity from generation to generation. Today, the world is sending out conflicting signals about what it means to be a man. Many men are questioning who they are and what roles they fulfill in life—as men, fathers, and husbands. This uncertainty is disrupting their personal and professional lives, leaving them frustrated and causing them to live far below their potential. Munroe examines cultural attitudes toward men and discusses the purpose God has given them. Discover the destiny and potential of the man as he was meant to be!
|Understanding the Purpose and Power of Woman
By Myles Munroe
To live successfully in the world, women need to know who they are and what role they play today. They need a new awareness of who they are, and new skills to meet today’s challenges. Best-selling author Myles Munroe examines societies’ attitudes toward women and helps women to discover who they are. He addresses vital issues such as: Are women and men equal? What are the purpose and design of the woman? Are women meant to be leaders? Whether you are a woman or a man, married or single, this book will help you to understand the woman as she was meant to be.
|Waiting and Dating: A Sensible Guide to a Fulfilling Love Relationship
By Myles Munroe
This book tracks through the murky waters of relationships between single people. In the western world we call this relationship “dating.” Dr. Munroe looks at all of the relevant questions that swirl around the dating issue. What is the purpose of dating? When is a person “ready” to date? What are the appropriate guidelines for dating? Should I be dating? These are important questions that deserve answers. Dr. Munroe provides those answers as he seeks to help people avoid the possibility of shipwrecking their lives and helps them build for the future.
|Why Wait?: What Singles Need to Know About Sex and Dating
By Laura Gallier
If you’re like most young people, you have important questions about sex-but you aren’t sure where to find the answers. Why Wait? What Singles Need to Know About Sex and Dating is written for you and answers the most common and often controversial questions you have about sex.