This book shows the collaboration of not only their marriage, but their ministry to singles through the years. Richard Phillips is well known for a number of biblical studies, and his wife, Sharon, has contributed discussion guides to some of those studies.Here the practicality of the book reveals the Phillipses' experience in ministering to singles in the church.They consider the dynamics of the first date, the question of commitment and compatibility, the problem of sexual temptation, and how to grow spiritually as a single person while also being open to marriage.
The first describes the biblical background for male-female relationships.
In a sly reference to a book by Joshua Harris, they write, "Even if dating is a worldly notion with which some Christians will be uncomfortable, it is nonetheless something that most of us can't simply kiss goodbye." The book has two sections.