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Choosing God's Best [Paperback]

By Dr. Don Raunikar (A01)
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Many singles today are in pain--wounded from past relationships, overwhelmed at being single longer than they expected, or devastated at finding themselves single again. But whether you're sixteen or sixty, it's never too late to get started along the path to trusting God and choosing His best for your future. Single himself until age thirty-three, Dr. Don Raunikar delves into the real issues you face and offers sound, proven advice for creating a godly, deeply satisfying courtship: "When we follow God's plan for relationships, we are healed and made whole, not scarred and shattered." Choosing God's Best will give you refreshing hope for your future.

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Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6.01" Height: 0.67"
Weight:   77 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2000
Publisher   Multnomah
ISBN  1576735672  
EAN  9781576735671  

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Still the best relationship book out there!!  Aug 13, 2005
I read this book 6 years ago after "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" and would have to say that this one is even better. It's still affecting my life to this day, and I've given out over 150 copies.

It takes the principles beyond that book and provides a literal road-map of "how to" relate to members of opposite sex without creating a counterfeit oneness with them that often results in hurt and disappointment.

Don challenges us to be happy with where God has put us, to enjoy singleness and not to covet that which we don't have.

He also cautions against awakening love before it's time. And for the men, treating ladies like sisters, not potential mates. To treat her literally like she's someone else's wife & daughter, because she is. She is potentially another guy's wife someday, but right now, if a Christian, is engaged to the Lord. We are to treat her like we'd want our daughter treated, etc.

Don doesn't advocate locking yourself in a closet either. His plan helps the relationships that we do have be much more enjoyable and safe.

This principle has made a huge difference in my life! Much more fun & relaxed interactions for all. God will make it obvious to me in His time if it is His will, and until then I can focus on being and becoming the person that He wants me to be and enjoying the gift of singleness that He's given me.

So often, we are taught and conditioned to believe that if we're not dating or married we're "missing out," we're somehow "less blessed," or couldn't be 'as happy' as those who are. Nothing could be further from the truth! Talk about a teaching that we need more of in church!

Singleness is not a 'condition' to be solved, but something to be cherished and appreciated. If we are always looking forward to that which God hasn't given us yet, that can become coveting and distract us from the beauty and joy that He wants us to have today! "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!"

The key for me has been to give those desires to God and say, "OK, God, IF and WHEN it is your plan for me, I trust you will help me be ready, and I will thank you for that gift. If it's not your plan for me, then thank you for the gift of singleness and contentment, and help me be a bigger blessing to others through this!"

If you haven't read Don's book and aren't married, get this book immediately. If you have children over the age of 12, get this book immediately. I guarantee it will change your life.
Wish I Had Read This Book When I Was Dating.  Jan 30, 2005
I am buying this book for my 22 year old, unmarried daughter. I truly wish that I had read this book when I was in the dating process. I have read this book prior to giving it to my daughter so that I could assess the contents. Dr. Raunikar's comments that the dating process is by nature designed for breaking-up and resultant deep pain is so true and insightful, and that this pattern of breaking-up lays the conceptual groundwork for this happening in marriage. The safe environment that is provided for the girl/woman by most of the contact occurring in the parent's or spritual accountability couple's home, at least in the first portions of the courting process, is so much better than the woman being alone in a car or other enviornment where she is at the whim of the man. Courting sounds like such an out-of-date concept, but Dr. Raunikar shows how it has been tested by time and provides the best answer for male-female relationships and eventually discovering the one that God has designed for you.
Excellent book.  Dec 27, 2004
This was the best book on this subject that I have read to date. I have also read "When God writes your love story" but found the concepts in Dr.Raunikar's book to be more concrete. For people who want more than an abstract idea...this is the book for you! I personally enjoyed the Biblical references that both books supply. I enjoyed the charts and testimonies and have incorporated them into my life in a very significant way. I can truly credit this book for helping me understand the difference between dating and courtship as well as the difference between a "good choice" and a "God choice".

Some people had an issue with the fact that relationships with unbelievers is discouraged, but we should certainly remeber that this is by no means JUST the view of Dr.Raunikar. This IS Biblical! If we are to live circumspectly and to choose God's best, we must incorporate His principles....

Excellent Book- Great for Youth Group Study  Apr 13, 2004
I have read this book several times and the truths are timeless. The book touches on quite a few important issues such as Counterfeit Oneness, and making a good choice versus a God choice.

I found chapters 3, 4, 6 and 8 to be particularly inspiring. It is a definite must read for every single Christian who is serious about pleasing God and preparing a Godly foundation for marriage.

Read this book and you will have a wiser approach to relationships.

A good foundational book  Nov 25, 2003
This book lays a good foundation for anyone who is Truly searching for Real Love, rather than the popcorn/cotton candy Love that celebrities call Love.

But real, deep, lasting Love.

In addition or instead of this book, I recommend "When God writes your Love story" by: Eric and Leslie Ludy
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