Of course, everyone needs to be needed by others from time to time, but if being liked by others becomes a priority, we are headed for a lifetime of disappointment. Once we think we have figured out how they want us to act and we conform our behavior accordingly, they change their minds.

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Between the onset of puberty and marriage, every man and woman faces the issues of being single. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Have you ever lain in bed with a partner and, in spite of the sensational sex, you feel unexplainedly empty and strongly unfulfilled?

How do you handle the weekends alone -- or with a dating partner? How can you tell when it's the relationship of a lifetime? Perhaps you are currently in a perfect relationship with the man or woman of your dreams but you are wondering if your love has enough stamina to last through the major league marathon of a lifelong marriage.

And what about sex -- Why say no when your body is screaming yes?

Chris Jackson knows the promise and the pitfalls of singleness for African Americans. And much more -- If you want to order your dating life according to the Bible's prescription for fulfillment, The Black Christian Singles Guide to Dating and Sexuality is an invaluable guidebook.

e Pub Edition June 2009 ISBN 0-310-86118-7 Requests for information should be addressed to: Zondervan, Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Jackson, Chris. You may not agree with each viewpoint, but hopefully each point will at least provoke individual thought and stimulate group discussion.

The Black Christian singles guide to dating and sexuality / Chris Jackson. Too often we adopt the easy route of accepting the opinions of the majority rather than taking the time and energy necessary to forge our own personal perspective.

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Between the onset of puberty and marriage, every man and woman faces the issues of being single.

How do you handle the weekends alone -- or with a dating partner? How can you tell when it's the relationship of a lifetime?

In this book, he offers frank, down-to-earth wisdom on such topics as: - Practical ways to make the single life a better life - Making the most of the differences between the sexes - How your family history affects your dating relationships - 'Creative Conversation from A to Z' - The silent issues: masturbation, date rape, and homosexuality - Breaking up without breaking down - Knowing when a relationship is marriageable . It's easy to read, and it offers real-life answers for your real-life issues.