Item description for Too Close Too Soon: Avoiding the Heartache of Premature Intimacy by Jim A. Talley & Bobbie Reed...
Overview Jim Talley and Bobbie Reed outline simple yet effective methods of building quality relationships while curtailing premature intimacy in this plain-spoken and experience-tested manual. A study guide at the end of the book features discussion questions and creative assignments for each chapter.
Previous edition: 0840730454
Jim Talley and Bobbie Reed outline simple yet effective methods of building quality relationships while curtailing premature intimacy in this plain-spoken and experience-tested manual. A study guide at the end of the book features discussion questions and creative assignments for each chapter.
Previous edition: 0840730454
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.55" Width: 5.59" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Sep 17, 2002
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785264744 ISBN13 9780785264743
Availability 0 units.
More About Jim A. Talley & Bobbie Reed
Randy Allsbury has been married to his smokin' hot wife Sherri for over 26 years. They have five kids together. Ashley (25), Austin (22), Avery (18), Amy (14) and AJ (7). They spend over half of their marriage in the ministry. After attending Ozark Christian College, Randy and Sherri had youth ministries near Joplin, Missouri and Wichita, Kansas. Their last ministry was in a small town in central Oklahoma. For the last decade Randy has been in the Advertising and Marketing business. Sherri has been able to focus on raising the family and teach vocal music. For most of this past decade their family has attended and served at the Edmond Campus of LifeChurch.tv. "We want to encourage people to become fully devoted followers of Christ!" Randy speaks to men's groups at churches of all denominations all over the country. His desire is to stop divorce from happening whenever possible. He has seen many marriages become fully reconciled after being on edge of disaster. He recommends a book by Dr. Jim A. Talley called Reconcilable Differences.
Reviews - What do customers think about Too Close Too Soon: Avoiding the Heartache of Premature Intimacy?
Too Close Too Soon: Avoiding the Heartache of Premature Intimacy Oct 10, 2005
This is an awesome tool for anyone considering a relationship with a member of the opposite sex! It allows the reader to think about "all" aspects of a relationship before jumping in.
Excellent Guide Feb 24, 2005
I really cannot recommend this book enough, it is a great guide for dating relationships. It seems that too often when you examine your romantic relationships, you meet a person and start dating. However, there isn't a firm foundation of friendship to build that relationship on.
This book actually gives you practical advice for building that friendship. I strongly recommend making three copies of the "Agreement for Genuine Friendship". One copy for the girl, one copy for the guy, and the pastor/spiritual advisor may with to keep one on file (if not, you can frame it or something). The Talley-Graph of how the two of you spend time together (alone, group, phone/internet) is another thing that I would suggest you make a copy of and use.
The authors also take into account the ocassional mess up and how you can deal with that (limiting time alone together). Also, you have to be able to have an open dialog. If you can't talk about it, just limiting the time isn't going to help.
Major biblical principles are clearly marked in the text, with the Scripture and where you can find it in the Bible. You don't have to flip someplace to see where the author is citing, nor do you have to flip though your Bible to see what verse the author is talking about, it's all right there.
I definitely think that this book is well worth the money you spend on it!
Excellent marriage guide Sep 18, 2002
This book is fantastic. My husband and I had both come out of a number of "too close" relationships before we met and we needed some guidance when we started dating. We each had our own copy of the book and followed it to the letter. It was extremely difficult, but it was the best thing we could have done for our relationship. It was because we followed the book to the letter that we are married and still together 8 years later. The book outlines a program that requires a lot of self-discipline which leads to a bonding between the couple. By following the guidelines in the book we were able to avoid too much physical contact and were able to really get to know one another mentally and emotionally.
I highly recommend this to couples who are just beginning to date and want some help building a strong foundation on which to build their relationship.
Recommended for ones with relationship problems Aug 5, 2001
"Too Close Too Soon" teaches one some of the most common failures in a relationship. As the title implies, many go too fast at the beginning of a relationship.
My summary: In ANY CLOSE relationship, one becomes vulnerable. Yet, trust *must* become before vulnerability, It takes time to build up trust. Therefore, one must be slow and patient at the beginning.
I did NOT agree with EVERYTHING that Dr. Talley tried into his reader's minds . However, I have benefited greatly from his book. I recommend it to anyone who has trouble keeping a date. You may see yourself in some of his chapters.
Very Good Book Jul 1, 2001
I read this book when it came out in 1990 and I often refer back to it. It is one of my favorites. While the authors try to provide a time line for time spent together prior to marriage or while dating, many will find it impossible to follow. But the key isn't to follow the time line, but use the book as a guideline. That's the key. They hit the nail on the head when they carefully and cautiously warn men and women that too much time will get you into much trouble. The other helpful piece of wisdom in the book is the relationship growth patterns and differences between men and women. I appreciate these authors and thier fine contribution to my Christian library.