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Unsteady: What Every Parent Absolutely Must Know about Teenage Romance

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Young love. The simple term can bring to mind an innocent crushthe blossoming, tender emotions of two young hearts. To marriage and family therapist JeaNette G. Smith, however, it means something far different. Through her experience, she has come to know that too many of the Church's teens are going steady far too early. Going steady brings about premature emotional intim

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Hardcover, 211 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Covenant Communications
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Cindi
Dec 29, 2010 Cindi rated it really liked it
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From all of the good books we have been reading, I have had the ideas in this book bubbling up in my mind for some time. I was glad to have words to put to my ideas; teenage romantic relationships are unnecessary and damaging both in an emotional and physical sense.

The book outlines the stages of relationships and explanations of what should be going on physically and emotionally. Also, information is given on the differences between boys and girls. Basically, we are shooting for friendship onl
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Nicole
Aug 27, 2011 Nicole rated it it was amazing
I agree with almost every word in this book and think it is such wise counsel. My parents didn't let me date until I was 16 and I didn't date anyone exclusively until I was 20, which is generally what is advocated in this book. However, my parents and I didn't walk the whole dating line perfectly and the truths taught in this book make it so clear how it should be. It was one of those reads where I had these ambigous thoughts and feelings about the subject, but here they are spelled out and ...more
Melanie
Feb 07, 2010 Melanie rated it it was amazing
The title doesn't lie--every parent absolutely must read this book! Written from an LDS perspective (though certainly applicable to those of any faith) this book shows us why emotional intimacy is the pre-cursor to physical intimacy. If we want our children to remain chaste, we need to teach them the principles in this book long before they start dating.
Lara
Dec 04, 2009 Lara rated it it was amazing
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I had already told my children that they would not be dating till they were old enough to get married so when I heard about this book I knew I had to read it. It explains all my feelings and more about teenage romances. They are unnecessary and destructive.
Shannon
Jun 01, 2010 Shannon rated it it was amazing
This book should be required reading for all parents! Read it before your teen is old enough to date. It will change the way you think about teen dating.
Laura
Jan 05, 2011 Laura rated it it was amazing
what every parent of children age 10 & up absolutely must read to prepare their children, and themselves, for teenage romance. a comprehensive look at how steady dating affects our youth.
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Should absolutely be required reading for every parent! Great advice and ideas!
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The things I wish I knew in high school!!!!
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