Ben Stuart : Author of Single, Dating, Engaged, Married

about ben stuart...

Ben Stuart is the Pastor of Passion City Church, Washington D.C. Prior to joining Passion City Church, Ben served for 11 years as the Executive Director of Breakaway Ministries, a weekly Bible study attended by thousands of college students on the campus of Texas A&M.

Ben earned a masters degree in Historical Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Single.Dating.Engaged.Married. is his first book. Ben and his wife, Donna, live to inspire and equip people to walk with God for a lifetime. They live in The District with their three children.

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Ben Stuart : Author of Single, Dating, Engaged, Married

navigate the four critical seasons
of relationship.

The vast majority of young people will pass through the key stages of singleness, dating, engagement, and marriage at some point in life. Yet, they are delaying marriage longer than any generation in human history. Studies show a dramatic rise in self-reported loneliness among the young. All of our technological connectivity has not made us feel more connected. In many ways, the very screens that are meant to link us to others have become shields blocking us from the deep intimacy we crave.

We need the skill set to know how to journey through life and how to select the right people to journey alongside. By charting a course through the four relational stages and discovering what eternal purposes should be pursued in each, we can enjoy the confidence of knowing that we are leveraging our lives for what matters most.

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now available as a six session video study

In a society where everyone is supposedly more connected, why do people feel so lonely? Even as marriage rates decline, recent studies find the overwhelming majority of people still hope to get married. But how can you navigate life and love in this disconnected culture?

Life + Love Bible Study will help you chart a course through four relational stages: singleness, dating, engagement, and marriage. Learn to embrace God’s design and live out His purpose for each stage of your life.

Life + Love Bible Study

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single. dating. engaged. married.

Louie Giglio

louie giglio pastor of Passion City Church, Founder of Passion Conferences, author of Goliath Must Fall

Scriptural. Helpful. Stand-Out. In the flurry of conversation around singleness, dating and marriage, Ben Stuart charts-out a navigational framework of Scripture, interwoven with story and statistics, that will help people of any age chart the often-choppy waters of relationships.

Single, Dating, Engaged, Married will help you see these divinely designed seasons through God’s eyes, and savor his purposes in whichever one he has you in. This is a resource you’ll want to read, re-read, share with a friend, and turn back to often.

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Jennie Allen

jennie allen founder of IF : Gathering & author of Nothing to Prove

Ben is a dynamic voice to this coming generation. And apart from a correct view of God, this subject will shape more of your life than any other. I pray these words challenge and convict and move you to trust God in deeper ways with your dreams of your future and relationships.

craig groeschel

craig groeschel pastor of Life.Church and Author of From This Day Forward—5 Commitments to Fail Proof Your Marriage

Ben Stuart has more experience helping young adults discover God’s will and direction for their relationships than anyone I know. In his new book, Single, Dating, Engaged, Married, Ben will inspire and equip you to grow through each relationship stage and point you to God’s eternal purposes for your relationships.

shaunti feldhahn

chris tomlin Grammy Award winning recording artist, author of Good Good Father children’s book

How we navigate and develop our relationships in life is so crucial to who we are and who we become. That’s especially true when making the decision and commitment to spend the rest of our lives with someone. I am so grateful for the wisdom and insight that Ben offers in his new book, Single, Dating, Engaged, Married. In a world of seemingly endless options of connecting with others, it appears we are more lonely and confused than ever. Ben’s book is right on time and right on target. And, how could I not endorse this book, Ben is a fellow Aggie!

shaunti feldhahn

shaunti feldhahn social researcher and best-selling author of For Women Only and For Men Only

Ben Stuart has created a masterful relationship handbook for anyone who wants to get from single to dating to married in healthy way that is enjoyable instead of stressful. You are going to be glued to this book - and will be so grateful for it!

David Crowder

david crowder recording artist

Every bit of life is demarcated by particular features, or characterized by specific festivities, just like seasons in a year. I’ve learned that every demarcation, whether festive or miserable, can be used powerfully by God. Ben Stuart does an extraordinary job exploring and explaining how. I love hearing his voice in his writing, and I am certain it will help you as it has me.

chad veach

chad veach lead Pastor of ZOE Church Los Angeles

Few things in life are more important than the relationships we lead. Even more important is the relationship we lead with our spouse. Young people today have an increasing challenge of navigating life from singleness to marriage. Ben Stuart shows us that each season of our life - singleness to marriage - is connected, and they mean more to God and our life than we realize. I would encourage anyone, in whatever season you are in, to pick up a copy of this book.

marian jordan ellis

marian jordan ellis author of Sex and the Single Christian Girl and Stand

In an age when courtship is considered archaic, marriage postponed, and intimacy expected at the mere swipe of the screen, Single Dating Engaged Married: Navigating Life and Love in the Modern Age is a much-needed anchor for those in the troubled waters of dating and relationships. Full of wisdom and wit, Ben Stuart does a superb job of applying sound biblical truth to these milestones. Single Dating Engaged Married is an excellent guide for anyone searching for real love.

shane bernard

shane bernard musician, worship leader, and member of Shane & Shane

I am convinced that your life will forever be changed if you take the time to devote yourself to what you will find in this book. The road map that Ben so brilliantly lays out in these pages will lead your to exactly where your heart truly wants to go. Dive in friend - it WILL be worth it!

greg matte

greg matte pastor of Houston's First Baptist Church, author of Unstoppable Gospel

Ben Stuart tackles one of history's most complex and confusing subjects with clarity, conciseness, and candor. The progression of romantic relationships from first glance to grandchildren is no easy path. Ben does an incredible job of helping us see the why, who and how of being single, dating, engaged and married through practical wisdom and biblical case studies. This book needs to be read!  It's the right time, the right subject, the right teaching from the right author!