Courtship The 21st Century Process

Courtship The 21st Century Process

This page-turner is filled with relationship answers and is guaranteed to change your way of thinking about relationships!

In "Courtship: The 21st Century Process", author and relationship coach Rickey Macklin uses his twenty years of experience to

  • illuminate what causes relationships to fail
  • explore the principles of courtship
  • Provide a solid strategy to help you maneuver your relationship choices.

Courtship is designed for the marriage-minded person and this book gives a modern twist to the old ways - "vintage" made new. It offers a serious approach to a God-centered relationship with practical, 21st-century advice.

About the Book

Are you tired of putting your hopes and dreams into relationships that fail? Are you frustrated with the heartbreak and pain you encounter? Have you lost hope in finding someone worth marrying?

Courtship is designed for the marriage-minded person and this book gives a modern twist to the old ways – “vintage” made new. It offers a serious approach to a God-centered relationship with practical, 21st-century advice.

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“Have you asked yourself the following questions: Why am I not married yet? How do I court someone in ways that honors my values, and leads to a Godly union? What must I do to show that I am ready for courtship and marriage? Minister Rickey Macklin’s brilliance and 20 years of experience as a Relationship Coach brings exciting and insightful, yet practical wisdom about courting. This book emphasizes that Godly principles in courting can guide you to a successful relationship and more importantly a lasting marriage. I was inspired after reading quotes such as “choose someone to not only handle where you are going but to embrace what you’ve already been through.” These nuggets of knowledge are layered throughout this book. It has given me hope that my divinely ordained mate is just a prayer away. I highly recommend this book to everyone who desires to have a better understanding of courtship, wants to be successful at it, and those who aspire to be married.”
– Celitta Jackson, LCPC, NBCC, M. ED
“What’s next? Courtship: The 21st Century Process answers this question. This book is a guidepost for adult singles, married couples that need to refocus and young adults seeking guidance through the selection process of a life partner. Rickey E. Macklin does an extraordinary job of teaching biblical principles and accountability as coupes move through the courtship process. Courtship: A 21st Century Approach lays out a strategic approach to what comes after the “getting to know you” phase and how to build a foundation for a successful life together. As I read, I found so many opportunities for reflection and self-analysis of my own beliefs and practices. In Courtship: A 21st Century Process, Rickey E. Macklin has paid out a roadmap for how two shall become one. He clearly establishes standards for accountability, responsibility, and commitment. By the end of the book you should have reached a “fix your crown” moment and ask yourself are you ready to BE the king or queen for the mate you want by your side?
– Shannon Boyd Rush, Education Specialist
"The book was very concise and easy to read. Truly, I really didn't understand a lot of things about Courtship. This book helped me a lot. It's almost like a textbook, and I can see a lot of people not only reading it but studying it. It broke courtship down step by step and included a lot of information concerning the process, which I definitely was unclear about. I now have more clarity about it. I especially liked the focus on seeking God and praying about the person you are thinking about being with. I know that is one thing that could have made a lot of difference to a whole lot of people's relationships, especially mine. All in all, I really liked this book."
– Brittany Jolly
“Courtship 21st Century Process by Ricky E. Macklin is a profound contribution to the literature base dealing with relationships. This comprehensive and insightful text provides keen insight and practical strategies on how to approach courtship with purpose from a biblical perspective. The author does an exceptional job of framing the concept of courting. He provided both historical and theological context in a manner that gives clarity to the meaning of the principles and the essentials of courtship. Written by renowned courtship scholar, Rickey E. Macklin. This book provides a blueprint for readers who are looking to engage in the process of courtship with purpose and intentionality. The information shared throughout this textbook is extremely useful because it is a contemporary application of biblical principles that can provide a solid foundation and value to any relationship from the beginning of the dating process through marriage. The author does an amazing job of communicating the importance of having purpose in a relationship. This book is intriguing from the beginning to the very end, even the appendices are noteworthy. In short, Courtship 21st Century Process is a dynamic, well thought out and well-written book that is certain to enlighten readers for years to come.”
– David Staten, Ph.D., CEO and Editor, HBCU Times Magazine
Courtship The 21st Century Process is an excellent read for any believer whose life is Christ-centered and based on integrity who is trusting God to prepare them for their prospective spouse. This person knows their purpose and believes that God has called them to marriage and has already submitted their life to God and are now preparing for the union of marriage, for a joint purpose in the Lord. As Rickey states in the book, "...the prerequisite to this union was not love but purpose". The purpose of marriage is to edify the kingdom so that two souls become one for Kingdom glory and purpose. This book beautifully articulates the heart and mind of those diligently awaiting their spouse while still seeking God first and allowing God to prepare them for such a gift. Courtship The 21st Century Process highlights practical instruction coupled with sound, biblical and Godly advice for those who are patiently waiting for and trusting God to align them with or provide confirmation of their future spouse. Rickey's emphasis on the importance of purity throughout the courtship was a welcomed confirmation that should resonate with the reader, no matter their age. Highlighting the maintenance of purity during courtship acknowledges that the commitment to purity is intentional and that all actions towards our prospective spouse should be intentional, respectful and prayed about. Overall, I took away that, God must come first in both of our lives, both of us should have a developed personal relationship with Him based on trust and submission. Additionally, each of us must operate in integrity, protecting and respecting each other while exercising the Fruits of the Spirit personally and jointly.
– Ashley Bradford
“You've done it again sir! This is a Beat Seller!!! Quotes: Loved how you open with quotes for me this made me curious to see where you were going. Introduction: strong, it expresses your passion and makes you want to read further. This is a well-written, impactful book that will save a lot of people from the hurt, heartache, and pain of relationships if they do it God's Way! Well-done sir."
– astor Walter Robertson, III, Union Baptist Church
“Courtship The 21st Century Process” is the modern-day guide for successful courting. This book is laid out in such a way that you will be able to quickly assimilate the teaching and apply it practically. Rickey Macklin does a wonderful job painting a picture of what God has designed relationships for and how each step of the process honors God and your beloved. Reading through the book, I found myself encouraged and caught myself smiling at the thought of how many people, myself included, will be blessed in reading and applying the principles contained within.”
– Renee Trehern-Collier, Fire and EMS Business Consultant
Overall you did a wonderful job with “Courtship The 21st Century Process”. I loved the quotes and references used in the book. My ultimate favorite chapter was the 4th chapter. I loved a specific phrase from that particular chapter and I’m a sucka of course for the “Love is...run down.” I believe that was in chapter two. Hit that rundown to my boyfriend the other night. lol Again, congratulations & keep up the great work.
– Dominque McCracken
“If you are looking for a book to help you along the journey of courtship leading to marriage, Courtship The 21st Century Process is the book to implement into that journey. It helps to put the relationship with whom you desire to link a lifetime interest into a biblical perspective. Biblical courtship is one of unselfish desire with total dependence on God. It is to seek God and to find out if it’s His will that you and the other party enter into a signed and sealed covenant before Him which is what the book entails. The book also went into deeper details on the ways of how to not selfishly gratify yourself by awakening love before it’s time as the famous King Solomon stated. But to have self-control holding yourselves accountable, and by being cautious about the other person’s emotions which is indeed very wise. As a woman, having our emotions awakened before its time is a serious issue. I would advise you to get this book as this book has much more information that is interesting and vital for you to know on your journey to a healthy Christ-like union.”
– Patrina Dunn, College Student
"I finished reading and I must say that I absolutely love it!! I believe that every person on this planet should read it, single and married. It has very helpful tips and tools. You know these past few weeks I’ve witnessed women being murdered by their partners and it has really touched my heart. Beautiful smart women are being killed every day because they are with the wrong person. Also, men are being destroyed by vicious women. I believe and pray that your book will change lives and bring healing in relationships and bring out strong godly marriages. I believe courtship is the best way of doing things and that's why I love your book."
– Whitney Renfurm
“I previously thought I would require more time to actually dissect the manual, However, once I started reading it, it proved to be such a compelling read that I was done with it in a quick time. This manuscript was quite a detail oriented and the rhythm was extraordinary. I recall reading through a few chapters and towards the end, I would ask a question which to my comfort would be answered in the next chapter. Having all my queries answered was simply outstanding. Moreover, the level of communication used in each chapter was quite clear and would be relatable to anyone. Also, the concepts explained were not merely theoretical but were accompanied by a plethora of detailed practical examples the reader could follow. Therefore, after reading about a certain aspect of courtship, the reader is now able to pick a few examples listed to put into practice and see the reward of their fruit as often times there is a huge discrepancy in theoretic knowledge and practical application, especially for such a key topic. Overall, this manuscript was immensely thought-provoking and I learned innumerable aspects of courtship and applications that I had no prior knowledge of. This is a book I’d read constantly to refresh my memory for future reference and surely recommend to my peers.”
– Brittany James, College Student, St Lucia
“Courtship The 21st Century Process breathes a fresh perspective on the art of courtship providing a framework for couples to build a strong foundation. Mr. Macklin takes the traditional approach to courtship and makes it relevant for couples in today’s society where courtship only seems to be a thing of the past. His approach to courtship is practical yet biblically sound, offering hope for the single person to find direction in God’s word and ultimately a successful marriage”.
– Brandy Brown, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
“Courtship The 21st Century Process is one of those books that grabs your attention from the start that you will not want to put down. This book is beautifully written and is THE standard for Believers to follow. Even if you’re not a Believer, you can still glean from this book. Regardless if you’re single, courting, engaged, or married, there are great takeaways for everyone! Author Rickey E. Macklin produces wise courtship principles from a practical perspective. This book is a MUST read for those desiring change, and for those that desire to one day have a successful courtship and marriage.”
– Tiffany M. Miller, Certified Behavioral Therapist
“Whoa! Whoa! Wait! I wasn’t ready for this read! Talk about a true heart to heart. Considering that I have read a plethora of books on this topic, this is truly not like any other! From identifying if you’re ready to begin a journey with a forever spouse, to what it really looks like while ACTUALLY COURTING another human being. It is explained in ways the mind can really understand. What a blessing Courtship The 21st Century Process has been. I’m encouraged in every way. I know you will be too!”
– Adaisha Hendrix
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About the Author
Rickey E. Macklin, MTS

Author, Minister, Teacher, Speaker, Certified Christian Life and Christian Relationship Coach, and United States Veteran, Rickey E. Macklin has devoted the past 20 years to assisting men, women, and young people with finding their God-given potential, purpose, and establishing healthy relationships. He is well known in the DC Metropolitan area, and up and down the East Coast for his passionate and purposeful teaching on relationships. He is adamant in helping others avoid the pitfalls of dead-end relationships and preventing divorces on this side of "I Do." He is the founder of CourtshipVsDating. He is also the author of seven books on topics of relationships, chivalry, and spiritual growth.

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