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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!