Using her own life as an example, Elisabeth Elliot guides singles of both genders and of any age on how to put their love lives under the authority of Jesus Christ. Passion and Purity covers dating issues such as: how to know which person is the right one to marry; loving passionately while remaining sexually pure; the mans and womans role in relationships; putting Gods desires ahead of personal desires; how far is too far, physically. Based on stories, journal entries, and letters chronicling her own fi ve-year courtship with Jim Elliot, Elisabeth gives frank advice, scriptural directives, and compassionate examples of what it means to follow Christ in the midst of heartache and impatience. The perfect antidote for those who fl ounder in the thinking that the Bible doesnt say anything about dating, Elliots short chapters are fi lled with nuggets of wisdom that spell out exactly the opposite. Until the will and the affections are brought under the authority of Christ, we have not begun to understand, let alone accept his lordship.