Holding Hands, Holding Hearts: Recovering a Biblical View of Christian Dating by Richard Phillips & Sharon Phillips

184 pages | Direct Price: $10.99 $8.50 | Subject: Christian Living


What does Scripture say about dating? Nothing—and everything! This book offers a biblical view of relationships but doesn’t shy away from discussing attraction, first dates, commitment and more elements that need to come together to make a successful relationship.


About the Authors

Rick and Sharon Phillips met at a church singles group and were married twenty months later. After answering God’s call to enter the ministry, Rick served as the pastor to the singles ministry in which they had met. Through their shared ministry to singles, they perceived a great need for clear biblical teaching on dating and singleness. The fruit of their ministry and of their love for singles is found in the pages of this book. They are the parents of five children and live in the upcountry of South Carolina, where Rick is senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville, SC. He is co-editor of the Reformed Expository Commentary series and author of numerous books on the Bible and Christian living, several of which feature discussion questions written by Sharon.



“Required reading for every single adult.”

—Justin Taylor, co-editor, Sex and the Supremacy of Christ

“If singles read and apply the biblical counsel of this book, many of the painful problems that couples might face after the wedding will be prevented.”

—Wayne A. Mack, author, Strengthening Your Marriage

“In biblical, practical, down-to-earth ways the Phillipses show how, by grace, love is really supposed to work.”

—Phil and Lisa Ryken, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia

“This terrific book brings clarity, a biblical orientation, and lots of hope.”

—John Yenchko, co-author, Pre-Engagement: 5 Questions to Ask Yourselves

“I intend to require this book for my students for years to come.”

—Dan Zink, Covenant Theological Seminary