Who should you date? You might be drawn to someone who is fun, good-looking, and interested in the same things you are, but even more important than what's on the surface is what someone is like inside. But how can you find that out? What should you look for?
William P. Smith gives detailed, practical ways to assess both you and your friend's relationship readiness. Filling out the quiz in this booklet will give you a better idea of the areas where both of you need to grow. Read this with your friend. It will lead to great conversations about the most important things in life: your faith and how you express that faith in your relationships with others.
William P. Smith, MDiv, PhD, is a pastor and director of the community counseling center at Chelten Baptist Church, Dresher, Pennsylvania. He has authored the books Loving Well (Even When You Haven't Been) and Caught Off Guard: Encounters with the Unexpected God as well as numerous minibooks including How Do I Stop Losing It with My Kids? and How to Love Difficult People. Bill is regularly invited to speak at other churches and lead weekend retreats. He and his wife Sally are the parents of three very active children.
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