Episode 42 – “Dating and Relationships” – Guest: Debra Fileta

When it comes to dating and relationships, the rules have changed. The cultural narrative on dating, love, sex, and marriage has eclipsed the biblical narrative on relationships. Consequently, our kids oftentimes pursue a relationship path that is dangerous and destructive, and they don’t even know it. How can we point them to an understanding and practice of dating that leads to their flourishing? What should we tell them about pursuing healthy relationships? There is a lot at stake, and the way we answer these questions will potentially shape or mis-shape our kids for the rest of their lives. Author and counselor Debra Fileta joins the podcast to discuss these issues and more.

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:

Debra Fileta – bio
AACC.net – American Association of Christian Counselors
Focus on the Family’s Counseling Services and Referrals
How to Use Your Head to Guard Your Heart: A 3(D) Guide to Making Responsible Media Choices by Walt Mueller
Related Media Discernment Resources
3(D) Review of Ed Sheeran’s song and music video “Shape Of You”
“Shape of You” music video
CPYU Parent Page

Books Mentioned or Recommended:
Order the following at Hearts & Minds and use the discount code CPYU and you will save 20% on most titles. (Include this code in your order details.)
CPYU Highly recommends the book below be purchased through Hearts & Minds Bookstore.

True Love Dates: Your Indispensable Guide to Finding the Love of your Life by Debra Fileta

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