One of the SMORE Themes is Dating Do’s. I’m fond of Betsy Hart‘s columns and this book looks like something single moms would really benefit from.
“Today when it comes to men and romance, too often women ask for too much, and settle for too little!”
Betsy Hart in her new best seller, From The Hart
Chicago, Illinois — Best selling author and popular nationally syndicated columnist Betsy Hart argues that while women too often pine for the caricature of romance found in chick flicks – “romantic pornography” Hart calls them – they too often don’t dare ask for what they really want from a man: The commitment of marriage.
Yes when it comes to love and romance, Hart says, our culture is thoroughly confused! So in her newest best seller, From The Hart: a Collection of Favorite Columns on Love, Loss, Marriage (and Other Extreme Sports) Betsy Hart writes to set things straight.
Hart knows what she is talking about: Devastated in 2004 when her husband left their family and she became a single mom full time to four young children (then aged 3 to 10), Hart remained a believer in lasting love. In spite of her own unwanted divorce and what the culture preached to the contrary, she grew increasingly convinced that men and women are wonderfully different and really do need each other; that lifelong marriage matters profoundly to the well being of women, children and men; and that real romance is so much more and better than anything found in today’s typical romantic comedy.
Hart’s story has a happy ending: She just became engaged to Tom, the man she says she’s been waiting for her whole life! So in the hope of challenging others to think a little differently and more wisely about love, relationships, and the lifelong commitment of marriage – and in time for all those summer brides and grooms – the Kindle best seller From The Hart has just been revised and made available in print. In From The Hart you’ll find three dozen of Hart’s most popular, countercultural, and often provocative columns on love, romance, and marriage. All written during her years as as a single mom, these include, “Girls Don’t Call Boys,” “The Dangers of Romantic Pornography,” “Meeting The Other Woman,” “‘Soul Mates’? Schmoul Maties!” and more. All with new, compelling commentary and back story too.
Written with universal appeal yet often so personal and with her own story weaved throughout, there’s one thing you can count on: Betsy Hart always tells it straight from the heart!
Here’s what the experts are saying about From The Hart:
With humor and insight, [Hart] shows that marriage is not just important to women, children and men – but to our culture as well. - Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia.
Betsy Hart offers practical advice – based on time-tested wisdom- that will help you work toward achieving a satisfying and virtuous marriage. - Linda Lake, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Wheaton, Illinois.
Winsome and wise . .whether you are in a relationship or want one, read From The Hart. - Dr. Paul Randolph, Executive Director, Insight Christian Counseling, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
From The Hart in its best selling Kindle version has been featured on Fox and Friends, Bill Bennett’s Morning in America, The Laura Ingraham Show and in The Huffington Post. The expanded print version, introducing for the first time her fiancee Tom and their story, is newly available now. Everywhere. Newly revised edition also available on Kindle.
Interview questions for Betsy Hart on her new book, From The Hart: on Love, Loss, Marriage (and Other Extreme Sports)
– What’s do you think is the biggest mistake women make when it comes to the men they love?
– Why is it that everyone seems to know a million great single women age 40 and over – but no one knows a million great single guys in that age range?
– Are you saying that women are the ones primarily responsible for America’s plummeting marriage rates?
– Why do you argue that women everywhere should stop sleeping with George Clooney – and men like him?
– When your husband left, your children were ages 10 down to 3. How did you cope with that?
– In From The Hart, you reference more than once your evangelical Christian faith. How did that guide your thinking when it came to matters of the heart?
– As a mom to four young children who wanted to be married again – how did you go about dating in a way that worked for them? Did it work for them? How are they adjusting to Tom?
Betsy Hart is a nationally syndicated columnist for the Scripps Howard News Service. Her column on relationship and family issues, “From the Hart,” is distributed each week to hundreds of newspapers across the country. It regularly appears in The Chicago Sun-Times, The Boston Herald, The Washington Times and many other major papers.
Betsy’s first book, It Takes a Parent: How the Culture of Pushover Parenting is Hurting out Kids and What to do About It, was released in September, 2005, and was a top seller for its publisher, Putnam Books. Sean Hannity told his audience when Betsy appeared on FOX’s Hannity and Colmes show to discuss It Takes a Parent, “I love this book!”
Her provocative and most recent book, the Kindle version of From The Hart: on Love, Loss, Marriage (and Other Extreme Sports) was an Amazon #1 Best Seller in “Divorce” and a top Kindle “Hot New Release” in Love and Romance.”
Betsy is a frequent guest on radio and television. She hosts the daily “Family Minute” on WYLL radio in Chicago, a Salem Communications owned station. She is raising her four school-aged children in the suburbs of Chicago.
Find out more on Betsy’s Blog
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