Christie Hartman is the author of the 2010 book, “It’s Not Him, It’s You.” Hartman explains that during the early stages of dating, women make fundamental mistakes that hinder their ability to date successfully and find the man of their dreams.Amazon reviews call the book “pearls of wisdom” and “required reading for men, too.” Social Clout: 2,616 followers, 116 likes URL: Bragging Rights: Trial and error Sounds more like an exhausting month full of anxiety than a 2011 book published by Tamara Duricka Johnson, but with Amazon reviews calling the book “thought provoking” and “engaging,” Johnson must be on to something.His “don’t settle for the first one to come along” mentality is a lesson for all – made obvious by Amazon reviews like “excellent” and “a must read.” Social Clout: 21,452 followers, 82 likes URL: Bragging Rights: Helping those injured by love Not to be confused with the Saturday Night Live comedian, Meyers is a licensed clinical psychologist and relationship expert who helps people stop going from one bad relationship to another.The book offers “a foolproof four-step cure for Relationship Repetition Syndrome (RRS).” Amazon reviews call the work “inspiring” and “just what the doctor ordered.” Social Clout: 285 followers, 50 likes URL: Bragging Rights: For strong women The fantastically titled “Why Men Love Bitches” is New York Times bestselling author Sherry Argov’s guide to helping women hold their own in a relationship. I've wanted to try it out for awhile now, and I finally went for it last week.I wanted to use a smaller "test" group before trying this with a class of 35 eighth graders, so I tried it with our resource reading classes first.
We went over the directions thoroughly, and I made absolutely certain everyone knew what to do. Students who got a heart or a diamond (red card) get a "kiss" at the end of their date (Hershey's kiss). Many of the books got checked out, and the students were really engaged and enjoyed it.
So here is what I did: : Decide how you want the tables set up. I put 10-15 books on each table to represent that genre. I also set up a Power Point with the directions for the minutes. As they came in, they noticed the signs and books, and I could already tell they were picking their genres, even though I hadn't said a word about what we were doing. The romance section was particularly popular, even with the boys, so I added some "non-pink" romances to that table for the boys.
I just told them to sit anywhere and that we would be moving soon enough. I am excited to add a fun twist for when I do this lesson again.
Forthcoming and entertaining, Johnson tells her story of 31 dates in 31 days while resisting the urge to turn each date into a relationship. Social Clout: 674 followers, 200 likes URL: Bragging Rights: Thou shalt read “The Ten Commandments of Dating” is a bestselling Christian book published in 1999.
It offers practical guidance with commandments like “Thou Shalt Get a Life” and “Thou Shalt Use Your Brain.” One Amazon reviewer gave props by saying, “This was the first book that I read on dating from a Christian perspective that actually gave good advice from a biblical standpoint.