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His Rules (Paperback)
Frustrated by All the Advice for Finding Mr. or Mrs. Right?
Some worldly experts may sound sexy but don t offer the spiritual tools you need to address the real-life pains, temptations, and fears associated with the dating experience. Quickie solutions won t cut it, and neither will a wait-and-see approach. You want God's views His rules for becoming and attracting a lifelong mate. This book offers the answers you ve been seeking.
.Rule 1: Make Sure Your Map Isn t Upside Down (Get a clue about what real relationships are about, for your own sake )
.Rule 5: Clean House (If your internal house is dirty, how can you invite folks to come live with you?)
.Rule 6: Put the Kingdom Above the Booty (God's not getting relationship rules from Sex and the City, so why are you?)
.Rule 11: Stop Looking Back (Crying about what could ve been keeps you from what can be.)
.Rule 15: Handle the Heat (Learn how to tame the fire, or get out of the kitchen.)
.Plus eleven more rules for avoiding relationship disasters.
Using wit, straight talk, and real-life illustrations, His Rules explores relationship guidelines singles can follow as they seek out lifelong love. These no-nonsense relationship rules will equip you to get closer to God, challenge you to clean up your act in preparation for a mate, and give you the savvy you need to distinguish a godly mate from an imposter.
Because when you commit to following God's guidance, your relationship will not only work it will last.
About the Author
Christopher L. Burge leads Chris Burge Ministries, Inc. and has facilitated a dynamic young adult Bible study in New York City for the past 12 years. After stellar academic and athletic performances at Brown University, Chris went on to enjoy a successful career on Wall Street before he heard the call to ministry. He is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center, where he received three years of biblical and pastoral instruction. Chris administers tough love and straight talk to singles young and old, imbuing biblical principles with twenty-first-century pizzazz, which has become his trademark. Pamela A. Toussaint is the acclaimed coauthor of such books as Mama s Little Baby, Boys into Men, and I Call You Friend. A popular speaker, she began her career as a magazine editor and has published articles in various Christian and secular magazines. She has also made numerous television appearances and was featured in a one-hour ABC/Lifetime television special. Pamela is a graduate of New York City s Fordham University, where she earned a B.A. in communications."
Praise for His Rules
His Rules is de rigeur for any single with a sincere desire to find the “special sauce” mate God has for them.
--Ronn Elmore, Psy.d, Author, Transforming Your Relationships: An Action Plan for Love that Lasts (with T.D. Jakes)
His Rules is an amazingly Biblical guidebook with practical and relevant encouragement for all singles. Our single sons will all get a copy!
--Pam and Bill Farrel, Authors of Men are like Waffles, Women are like Spaghetti and Why Men and Women Act the Way They Do!
Instead of telling singles how–or not–to date, Burge and Toussaint tell singles how to prepare themselves for the spouse God intends them to have and what to do once they think that person has been found. Their insightful questions and activities help singles delve deep into their own expectations and misconceptions about marriage and lead them toward healthy relationships with the Lord and with their future partner. Christian singles who find their methods are ineffective, as they often are, will be relieved to read this book and find a roadmap to guide them to and through one of the most important decisions of their lives.
--Alison Strobel, author of Worlds Collide
Christopher and Pamela have written a must-read book for Christian singles longing for a soul mate. Each chapter systematically dismantles the fantasies, untruths, and faulty thinking that undermine a successful search for a mate and a successful marriage. His Rules equips readers with insights and skills that force them to dig deep within their own souls to prepare themselves for a God honoring marriage–long before anyone is even in the picture.
--Cheryl Green, author of World Wide Search: The Savvy Christian's Guide to Online Dating