Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Truth About Dating, Love & Just Being Friends

This is the newest book by Chad Eastham and is typical for him in his charm of being able to twist together humor and seriousness into a practical guide for teenagers.  He delves into the realm of teenaged relationships in an effort to refocus the what is actually important in life...which is not what they think it is (ie - boys and girls...eeeee!).

I wanted this book because I have four boy and three girls...and thought it might help give some insight to the couple that are boy-crazed and encourage the other two that are pretty level-headed.  But what I found in my exploration of the book is that this book is intended for the older teen set, probably more like 16 and up.  That doesn't diminish his wisdom or wit, though, as I felt that Chad was right on in his approach to the age group he was writing to.

One of our 14 year olds viewpoint on the book was this: "This book basically just says 'don't have sex' and 'don't fall in love until you are like 20'.  I really didn't think this book was very helpful for kids my age because it is directed at much older teens and really wasn't useful for me."
So while I found it to be a not-now, but maybe-later book for MY kids, I would recommend it to any older girls/boys or parents out there that are looking for a Godly approach to this topic from a perspective that keeps it light and easy to understand.  Chad is a pro at what he does, fur sure, dude.

Book Information:
Chad Eastham, with his typical wit and wisdom for teens, brings much sought after advice on girls’ favorite topics including dating, love, friendship, and other important stuff.
Chad shines some much-needed light on these major issues for teens. Rather than let their feelings navigate them blindly through their tumultuous adolescence, Chad offers clarity, some surprising revelations, and answers to some of their biggest questions: How do I know who to date? When should I start dating? How should I start dating? Is this really love? And, Why do guys I like just want to be friends?
Packed with humor that adds to the sound advice, this book will help teens make better decisions, have healthier relationships, and be more prepared for their futures. Just a few things girls will learn include: Five things you need to know about love; Eight dumb dating things even smart people do; Ten reasons why teens are unhappy; and Ten things happy teens do.
Any teen can live a happier, healthier life: they just need to hear The Truth.

I review for BookSneeze
**Thomas Nelson provided me this book for review purposes & is allowing me to keep this title once finished. I get no other compensation...other than the chance to fill my heart and soul with an excellent read. :) **

Still Reading...

No comments:

Post a Comment