I was terribly curious, and reading about boys was far preferable to experimenting with them, where I could learn from a safe distance in the comfort of my Laura Ashley-decorated bedroom. ) It wasn’t long before the teddy bears, board games and My Little Ponies were replaced by Girlfriend, Dolly, Cosmo, CLEO, the entire Sweet Valley Twins series (which I still have in mint condition – surely they’re worth something by now) and a collection of self-help books that indulged my boy-mad brain. You can still purchase one called Girltalk but, sadly, I think , by Barbara De Angelis. That’s not to say there was absolutely NOTHING to take away from The Rules but, on the whole, it preached a fairly disastrous approach to dating. My adoration for Barbara De Angelis continued into another one of her books, This is a great book for when you’re finally IN a relationship and want some guidance as to whether or not it’s likely to last.Thus began a love affair with love affairs – and I wanted to be armed and dangerous for when I finally stopped reading about it and started living it (which, much to my frustration, didn’t really happen until I was 15/16 – damn private girls’ school education). It was a counterattack on The Rules, by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, which was the 50 Shades of Grey of 1995 – an unexpected and controversial phenomenon, minus the sex – and encouraged women to go back to 1950s-style dating in order to land a husband. She explains why love, although an essential ingredient, is not enough to sustain a relationship long-term.Eric and Leslie Ludy are back again to tell their love story to a generation in a way that is both poignant and full of life lessons.For teens that are still not sure what dating can be like for Christians, their God-written romance will entertain and teach at the same time.Bragging Rights: A classic Undoubtedly the most famous dating book in the world and the bestselling book of the 1990s, “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” is an astronomical study addressing common relationship problems between men and women.
From the book jacket: The chapters are short and sweet, and the language is direct, challenging and immensely hopeful.
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From going over “Seven Habits of Highly Defective Dating” to guarding the heart, the author provides an outlook on dating as a biblical act rather than short infatuation.
I started reading dating and relationship advice books from the age of 11, which I’m sure sounds extremely young, but that’s when I started liking boys. I have it on my bookshelf, covered in clear contact, and will never part with it. It’s basically about cutting the BS, the games and the pretense, and getting yourself into a real, loving relationship.