Friday, December 3, 2010

Book Review: How To Get To "I Do"

Let me start off by saying that I am not in the targeted audience for this book.  Amy Bonaccorso's How To Get To "I Do": A Dating Guide for Catholic Women is a book that offers practical advice to Catholic women who are looking for Mr. Right.  Having just celebrated my tenth wedding anniversary, I can honestly say I was out of my element when reading this book.

After having read this book, I think it's safe to say that a lot has changed in the world of dating since I was single. And not to sound cynical, I felt incredibly grateful that I do not have to worry about dating and all the headaches that are often associated with it anymore.

This book offers plenty of practical advice for a woman who is looking to find someone to date.  If you pick up this book you can be sure that you will be warned of the pit falls of various dating situations, such as on line dating services.  The author also urges the single women who read this book to thoughtfully and prayerfully consider their vocation.

The topics in this book help the reader to carefully consider who they're dating or looking to date.  With regards to online dating services, she stresses the importance of not misrepresenting yourself as this is a problem that many people using these services apparently are prone to do on some level.  She discusses dating etiquette, chastity and a whole host of other topics in this book.

When it comes to committing to a relationship and seeing it all the way through to marriage, more practical advice is free flowing.  From a married woman's perspective, I find the advice in this book to be very good solid information that, when followed, will lead to a strong marriage.  I noticed several areas in this book that seemed like would beautifully complement a pre-Cana program.

And before you start to wonder if all of this book is written just from a woman's point of view, I should mention that our author has also included her husband's perspective in several side bars throughout the book.  I thought these side bars were a nice touch because it allows you to see how a man might perceive certain issues which will allow the single women reading this book to have a better understanding of what they're up against.

If I were single and out in the world of dating, I think I would welcome a book like this for it's sound practical advice.

I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher, Servant Books, in exchange for my honest review.

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