Relatable Paperback

Exploring God, love, & connection in the age of choice

by Vicky Walker


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Taking a look across the broad field of modern relationships, Vicky Walker offers Christians ways of showing God's love that connects with people today. 

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Relatable

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  • For anyone with questions about the changing face of relationships today
  • Relatable is modern look at relationships, exploring how they relate to faith
  • A wide reaching survey that helps you understand the culture of the moment
Relationships are changing, and the church is struggling to keep up. Many Christians are adrift, faced with a faith culture far removed from their experiences and a faith that finds itself in interesting times: diverging theologies, reports of a shrinking church, and unequal numbers of women and men. Add to that the effect of technology on how people meet and match, the growing problem of loneliness, and changing norms of dating, family, sex, marriage, work, and life. What is the future for relationships between men and women? What will singleness and marriage look like? Relatable hopes to provide answers and start conversations.

Exploring science, sociology, history, theology, and the many, many messages circulating in society and church culture about men, women and relationships (spoiler: some of them are pretty wild…), Relatable looks at the history of marriage (spoiler: even wilder), and why Christians are prone to promote coupling up as the ultimate achievement. From Old Testament polygamy to Samantha the sex robot, changing perceptions of singleness, sexual hang ups and celibacy, why dating looks different when it happens through a screen, whether women and men really are so different, who doesn't go to church and why, and whether churches can be part of the answer in creating supportive communities.

Almost 1500 people contributed, sharing experiences and opinions with the Real Life Love survey and they're a core part of the book. From teens to over sixties, stories from all stages of life and love bring into focus the challenges of navigating faith and relationships.

Relatable by Vicky Walker was published by Malcolm Down Publishing in May 2019 and is our 5086th best seller. The ISBN for Relatable is 9781912863129.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION Welcome to Relatable
1. Modern Love: How did we get here? 2. Christian Relationships are Really Easy and Straightforward 3. Girls and Boys and Men and Women and God 4. How to Read Christian Relationship Advice and Not Die Inside 5. 21st Century Dating: Technology, Ambiguity, and Other Fun Things 6. A Practical Guide to Meeting Another Human 7. A Brief History of Christian Sexual Awkwardness 8. Non-Negotiables and the Numbers Game 9. Practical Heresy? Relationships Outside the Faith 10. Going the Distance - Marriage and Long Term Love 11. Issues, Isolation, and Dysfunction 12. The Single Issue 13. Take Me To Church
EPILOGUE In Their Own Words

Endorsements

"Remarkable Refreshing" - Chine McDonald

"Brave and Exciting"  - Rev'd Rosemary Lain-Priestley 

"Vicky's wisdom insight and humour make this a must-read"  - 

"Through wit, candour, and fresh research, Vicky Walker gives us not another how-to-get-hitched book, but a snapshot of public opinions on modern day love, partnering and matrimony. The results are enlightening, sometimes concerning, and always educational, providing a necessary critique of much relationship advice and the distortions they can carry. Relatable will be a helpful resource for church leaders wanting to really know the lived experience of the single, newly coupled, and the rest of us navigating modern relationships.” - Sheridan Voysey

"Relatable is a brilliant, encouraging, sad, informative and fascinating look at the history up to current times of relationships between men and women in church. I love Vicky's humour, which brings a lightness to what can be a very intense subject. I will be referring back to it as on a first read there is simply too much to take it all in. Very excited to see this book out there and cannot recommend it strongly enough!" -  Katharine Welby-Roberts

"So many books about Christian dating paint a simplistic, narrow and formulaic fairy tale of what love and life are supposed to be. But Real Life Love does the opposite - and that's what makes this book so remarkably refreshing. In portraying the messiness of people's vast and varied stories and experiences of singleness, dating, marriage and beyond, Vicky shows that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. This is a story the Church needs to be telling, and in so doing, liberating people from the pain that can often arise from unrealistic relationship expectations. This is more than a dating manual, but a deep dive into the history, sociology and story of real-life love."

"Vicky has dealt with a tricky topic - relationships - gently and with humour, drawing upon a wide range of Christian relationship texts, challenging some of the more damaging ones. Vicky's book draws together insights for all kinds of male-female relationships. For churches seeking to promote healthy relationships, including for singletons (going beyond 'finding a partner' which seems to be the mission of most churches). Vicky emphasises the need to develop healthy adult relationships, emotional health, and good boundaries, in all situations, including within the digital environment. She thankfully challenges the notion that technology is the cause of all relational ills, providing guidance on how to enjoy the best, and, as with any form of communication, avoid the worst."

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherMalcolm Down Publishing (May 2019)
Number of Pages300
Thickness15 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
ISBN9781912863129
ISBN-10191286312X
Product Code4956357
Page last updated 4th April 2019
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