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How to Get a Date Worth Keeping

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It stinks, doesn't it. But what can you do to fix it? More than you've ever imagined. You can put an end to the datelessness. Starting today---right now---you can begin a journey that will bring fun and interesting people into your life, broaden your experience of others and yourself, and lead you toward that date of all dates---a date worth keeping. This book is for YOU if:

  • You want to get more dates or better dates.
  • You wonder where 'the good ones' are.
  • You keep repeating the same old cycle in your dating life and want to change it.
  • You wonder why people who aren't as nice as you get all the dates.
  • You're attracted to the wrong kind, while the right kind lack the 'chemistry.'
  • You're waiting for God to bring you the right person---and you've been waiting an awfully long time.-
  • You wonder what it is about you that fails to attract dates.
  • With over 10 years of experience personally coaching singles on dating, Dr. Henry Cloud shares his proven, very doable, step-by-step approach to overcoming your sticking points and getting all the dates you could want. The results speak for themselves. Filled with true-life examples you'll identify with instantly, How to Get a Date Worth Keeping will prove its worth to you many times over in the exciting months ahead.

    ©2005 Henry Cloud (P)2011 Zondervan

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    insightful and clear advice on dating

    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this book highly. I think it provides clear, realistic advice. Empowering advice. As you go throught it, the author provides the biblical basis for the advice. As a Christian I value this. I don't think, though, that it will get in the way of any non Christian enjoying, understanding and benefitting from the advice (speaking as someone who was a non Christian for a large part of my life).

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    • R. H.
    • 25-08-11

    A must read for anyone that's in dating mode...

    ...simple to follow instructions to getting into a better dating situation. He gives a great picture and diagnosis of why many people don't have success with dating, and a few good strategies for developing the skill.

    I did not give it five stars because:
    - it seems like most of the book is written for women. Men need help too, and in many cases more than women
    - the advice given to men is a bit simplistic. Go out and talk to more women. Really? It really is that simple bit the mental blocks need to be addressed before action takes place.

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    • Caramelslice
    • 24-03-11

    This is not an unabriged book

    The book has good ideas. But please be aware that this is definitely not an unabridged book. It's about the same length as the abridged version. It's no where near 4 hours long.

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    • Virginia
    • 20-09-17

    changed my life

    This book changed my life. As a Christian girl I was under the impression that dating was something totally different. If I had known this 5 years ago. I would be a different person today.

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    • Kristen B.
    • 03-08-15

    Overall a great book, wish I would of read it earlier

    Great book as it point out the things we are doing wrong but don't realize it. Get this before you miss a good one

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    • K.Nic
    • 14-07-19

    Must Read

    Just keep listening to the end for the whole context! This is a very thought provoking book and I'm going to listen again!

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    • Ross
    • 09-05-19

    Everyone should read this book

    If everyone read and followed this book people would be happier and better off, especially in regards to dating and finding lasting love. I wish I had read this book before I started dating--it probably would have saved me from making a lot of mistakes.

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    • Matt Ring
    • 08-03-20

    Typical Henry Cloud Book

    Another typical Henry Cloud book. It's amazing to me that he can have How to in the title of his book without actually having to tell anyone how to do something. He only ever tells people what to do. For instance, the whole book revolves around the symptoms of codependence being bad for dating and the best he can do is say don't do that. Hey, thanks Henry! I never thought about doing that! Any other brain busters? Maybe instead you could try telling is HOW to erect boundaries, have an identity, to esteem ourselves and not rely on others, and how to be assertive. Nah, you're right, that's too much like a How-To book for you I guess...

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    • Candlestick Kid
    • 09-01-20

    Helpful and eye opening.

    I really enjoyed this book. My counselor recommended it and it has been so helpful and eye opening in examining my dating life. I now feel like I have a healthier perspective for dating going forward. I am more hopeful than I have been in a long long time in being healthier and a better person for others to date. My approach will now be focused not on marriage but on growing as a person and simply enjoying the person for who they are and not focusing on lists and types that don't help me or the other person. I am trusting God to use the process in a way I never imagined and which I believe will be freeing and exciting and will help me grow as a Christian and better prepare me for what He has in store. I am already putting many things from the book in practice and it has been liberating to say the least. So thankful. Would love to see it in Spanish and would love to either help translate it or narrate it in Spanish.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 25-11-19

    HEALTHY DATING described in detail

    In a time where so many lack healthy boundaries and commitment, this book described in detail what HEALTHY DATING looks like. It exposed my own unhealthy soft programming from my youth, personal experiences and what "religion" taught me. It gave me greater perspective into what healthy dating should look like and I recognized quickly how I had been doing it wrong my ENTIRE life... tuh! I'm just glad this book crossed my path when it did. I can now make the adjustments in my own life as well as pass the knowledge onto my child.

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    • Jonathon
    • 04-07-19

    Helpful and healthy approach to dating

    Big fan of Dr Cloud's books. So,when I found out he had a book on dating, I had to hear it. I wish he would've read it, but other than that I was pleased with the book. Changed for the better my approach and outlook on the dating process.