The process of romance for unmarried Christians is about as complicated for singles today as it has ever been, perhaps even more so as behavior is no longer restrained by peer-pressure inside and outside the church. Christians are fighting against a conflicting cultural ethos; reducing the beauty of God-invented sexuality to just another entertainment option. However, lifelong marriage, though less common today, is still God's plan for most people . . . and isn't God's plan the best plan?
Alex and Marni Chediak show that it is more important to become a certain type of person than it is to find a certain type of person. They offer wise guidance in how we should go about choosing a partner.
“A husband takes care of things; he does not let them fall into disarray. He is active and intentional, and he assumes responsibility for what’s under his stewardship.” (Page 59)
“What he ought to do, both gently and courageously, is assume the risk and inform her of his interest.” (Pages 75–76)
“Whereas a man often lusts by looking, a woman can exhibit lust by her desire to be looked upon.” (Page 104)
“One trend we need to deal with is that youth seem to be maturing faster, but with a concept of adulthood that includes recreation and fun, but not responsibility.” (Page 37)
“Boys must learn to be strong, sacrificial, courageous, and to give themselves for what is right, regardless of how difficult that path may be.” (Page 60)
Alex and Marni Chediak offer sound biblical advice and a clear Christian framework for working through the maze of confusions surrounding modern marriage. Christians young and old, single and married, will find help in this concise book.
—R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Alex Chediak has spent the last 7 years in ministries to young people at summer camps, high schools and colleges. He is the editor of Five Paths to the Love of Your Life—a resource manual about the issues in this book. Alex is currently an Apprentice at The Bethlehem Institute, Minneapolis.