Courtship, dating, and marriage have become flashpoints of debate among young evangelicals–and this is a controversy worth our attention. Alex and Marni Chediak offer sound biblical advice and a clear Christian framework for working through the maze of confusions surrounding modern marriage. Against the stream of our postmodern culture committed to personal autonomy, this couple points Christians to a higher standard–the glory of God. Christians young and old, single and married, will find help in this concise book.
Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
The Bible gives us loads of instruction for marriage – what it is, who it is for, what it is for, and how to conduct ourselves as married men and women. But how do we move from singleness to marriage? Is the answer to ditch the “dating model” and go for courtship? Do we roll back the clock and re-institute arranged marriages? Publishers have been cranking out books with all sorts of directions to help Christians navigate the treacherous waters between the buoys of singleness and marriage, and I know of none that is more clear, concise and helpful thanWith One Voice. Here is a practical book that neither sacrifices a proper emphasis on the glory of God in our relationships, nor underplays the importance of the Bible’s teaching on manhood and womanhood.
J. Ligon Duncan III, PhD
Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
President, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals
Past Moderator, General Assembly, Presbyterian Church in America
Convener, Twin Lakes Fellowship
Adjunct Professor, Reformed Theological Seminary
Chairman, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
If only courtship and marriage were so simple that all we needed was a manual to figure them out! The Chediak’s give us something better: a compass and a travel guide for the serious pilgrim. True north is the glory of God – get that straight and everything else will fall in place, miss it and nothing works. The rest is details, matters of topography and climate/local customs. That too the Chediak’s provide with warmth, wisdom and the good humor of those who know the road and some of its potholes!
Rev. Ben Patterson
Dating books have been avalanching off the press in recent years. Few, however, approach the subject theologically, and even fewer accent how the critical biblical foundations of manhood and womanhood are related. That is what makes With One Voice unique. This book boldly and clearly connects the Bible’s undeniable teaching about manhood and womanhood to how Christians should think about singleness, dating, and marriage. Parents, married couples, and singles need this book more than they know!
Rick Holland, D.Min
Executive Pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA
Director of the Resolved Conference
While serving as a student pastor for over 20 years, I have watched many young people powerfully live out their lives with clear, biblical worldviews as they head into the world of singleness. I have also seen the tragedies and costly failures in the lives of young people not prepared for these years. Unfortunately, research tells us that the majority of our young people fall into the latter dangerous category. With One Voice cuts to the heart of the matter by reminding us what is ultimately at stake–the glory of God. Alex defines biblical masculinity and femininity for a generation that is searching desperately for a biblical vision. In the closing chapters, Alex gives his readers the golden ticket – step by step practical advice. I believe this to be such a valuable resource that we just ordered 100 copies for our graduating seniors.
Mr. Steve Wright
Pastor of Parent & Family Discipleship Ministries
Providence Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC
Author of Rethink
We are very thankful for With One Voice by Alex Chediak. It is clearly written, God-centered, and its message is so true and right. Our eighteen year-old daughter just read it and restrained herself from underlining nearly the whole thing! We will heartily recommend it to others at church and in classes we teach.
Dr. Bruce A. Ware
Professor of Christian Theology
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
If you’re a parent thinking about how to guide your kids through the dating years or a single person navigating those waters, the one voice of this book speaks with sanity, clarity, and godliness.
Dr. Jim Hamilton
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Houston Park Place Campus
This relatively short book packs a powerful bang for the buck, providing much biblical and practical advice for young men and women seeking to glorify God in relationships. And we must say, the first chapter on the redefinition of youth was excellent.