Friday, October 18, 2013

Real Men Don't Text by Ruthie and Michael Dean | RE:View

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Real Men Don't Text by Ruthie and Michael Dean

I can't even tell you how much I liked this book! Initially, I'd seen something on Facebook from Rachel Hauck recommending it and I though, "OK, I want to read this!".

I'm so glad I did. 

Written by Ruthie and Michael Dean, this refreshing take on dating in today's culture is not only honest, but accurate! They tackle such topics as texting as it relates to dating, sex before marriage, true beauty, red flags in relationships, and so much more! There's humor, but behind that is truth always searching for the deeper issue.

I found myself highlighting numerous portions and often being challenged at how I look at dating with the influence of texting now so prevalent in our culture. I also appreciated how honest they both were about their own failings and their fresh perspective on living as a Christian.  I could tell Ruthie wasn't talking about her struggle with current Christianity for shock value or to be 'seeker friendly'. She was being honest about her own experiences and was faithful to always bring it back to Jesus!

Another portion that really challenged and encouraged me was her section on beauty (Chapter 5). I believe self-image is one of the largest things women struggle with today and that also plays a role in how (and who) they date. The Dean's were so faithful to give great examples here and to be honest about what guys are (and should be) looking for in women beyond just appearance.

I highly recommend this book to you if you are a single woman (ok, I'd even suggest it to married women too for Chapter 5 alone!). You will find beautiful truth lovingly written into the pages of this book. Allow yourself to read the chapters, honestly assessing where YOU are at. Ruthie and Michael are faithful to ask some tough questions, but you can tell their heart behind it all.  Great read, but even better than that, fantastic takeaways!
I received a free copy of this book for review purposes, but was under no obligation to read the book or post a review. I do so under my own motivation and the opinions I have expressed in this review are honest and entirely my own.  

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