Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Real Prince Charming by Michelle Raferty

The Real Prince Charming
by Michelle Raferty
VMI Publishers
ISBN-13: 978-1935265191

the real prince charming About the Book:

An entire generation of young women is being consumed by today’s dating trend. They long for a fairytale ending and cling to unrealistic expectations, past hurts and guilt, turning most toward romantic pursuits. The secret to finding The Real Prince Charming is becoming the woman that God has called you to be.

My Review:

I’m so glad for the timing of this book. My oldest daughter is a Sophomore in college and my 2nd daughter is a senior in high school.

I am grateful neither has ever dealt with dating situations. Of course, the flip side of not dating is not having that experience, which I think could be important.

When they do date, I want them to know why they are dating. Do they have realistic expectations of the guy or are they going based on movies or books they’ve read. Do they see themselves in a healthy light?

Michelle discusses some of the marriages of the Bible and how well or poorly they went. For the most part, these couples were made for each other and they had to weather some difficult times. She stresses how important it is for women to find someone they can go through these times with. Warm fuzzy feelings won’t be what gets us through.

As Christians, we are supposed to be equally yoked with another believer. I can’t tell you how important it is to share the same faith as your spouse. And how does the person you’re dating treat others? It is a very good indication of their care and concern for others.

Michelle also acknowledges that many of us make the wrong decisions while we’re dating and that it call all be left in the past. We can go on from where we are right now and start fresh. Remember, sometimes forgiving ourselves can be our biggest stumbling block.

She also realizes and shares that it’s not easy waiting for Prince Charming to arrive. We have to go about living our lives in the midst of waiting. Easier said that done, I know!

I really feel like this is a great little book to encourage the young ladies in our lives to take the blinders off when it comes to men and to really listen to what the Lord has to say for them specifically.

I’d like to thank Bring It On! Communications for my review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.


Joey Lynn Resciniti said...

I got extremely lucky in that I met my soul mate when I was 16. And though we've both struggled in our faith, we're moving in the same direction. I have no hope of having much advice for my daughter since I never really dated!

Liz Mays said...

It sounds really great, but I can't believe you haven't had to experience dating via your daughters yet!

Annah said...

I'm very surprised that your oldest daughter hasn't dated yet. Like you said, that could be hard too. I think that we expect too much these days from our potential suitors and not enough from ourselves. With that said, there are no Prince Charmings, just realy people with good intentions (or at least that's my belief).

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