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Meet to Marry: A Dating Revelation for the Marriage-Minded Paperback – Oct 3 2011
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"What a novel concept: 'Be the One to Find the One!' Bari Lyman has written an instructional guide to help us non-married folks to overcome our flaws which are holding us back from being the one person someone else would just love to fall in love with. Her writing style is engaging and I felt as though my best friend and I were sitting at the kitchen table talking over my flaws.
A few of her statements resounded with me as they were mottoes for my life such as 'What you think (both consciously and unconsciously) is the primary determining factor in what and who shows up for you.' Wow! So if I think positive thoughts and project a happy image then I will attract a happy, positive person; however if I am critical, evasive, unkind, or cynical or ______ (you can fill in that blank) then like a mirror that is what I will attract. See, I learned something from this book! *cheeky grin*"
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". . . This book literally completely changed the way I viewed dating and myself as an individual. My disclaimer is that if you're not ready from your core for marriage, this book is not for you. Bari is SERIOUS about her strategy, and if you're not ready it will scare you a little bit. Although, she's coming from a Jewish standpoint, I find that all of her findings and insights apply to any race or religion and ring true. I was such a skeptic, yet it helped me beyond what I imagined. Revealing to me my blind spots (blockages that hold you back), changing my way of thinking; providing tips that although were tough to read, were necessary, and opened my eyes to what I really want and need from another person that were never fully articulated. The take away: If you want someone who's emotionally available, you better be emotionally available yourself. If you want someone who is thoughtful, we'll dammit, you better be that too. Get it? . . . "--Jennifer Rose on October 19, 2011.
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"Meet to Marry correctly identifies what we need to be looking for in a relationship. Smart, principled and engaging, this book works!"
--Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 3rd Alternative
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I don't feel qualified to critique Lyman's ideas, but I'll recount a few:
1. Lyman believes that daters are often held back by emotional blockages arising out of childhood problems; if you have participated in a Landmark Forum program, her writing should seem very familiar (and I suppose that the more you like Landmark the more you will like her book).
2. Lyman cites Orthodox Jewish sources a lot, which may make this book more accessible to people familiar with it; so not surprisingly (to me) she emphasizes the importance of having common "vision, values and goals." She also shares the Orthodox bias against premartial physical contact and in favor of sex segregation, going so far as to suggest "Don't Be friends With The opposite sex while dating for Marriage."
3. She favors short coffee dates, and suggests that if your date is substantive enough you will be sure whether you like the other person or not.
Dating someone today has become a type of sport and there are those who are very good at deciphering the rules, and there are others who will never quite understand the game. The book goes over the usual pitfalls (warnings, blind spots, case studies, myths and stereotypes, and advice on how to create a happiness and life partner journal.
Of course most people get that tingling feeling after meeting that right person. But it is possible to miss the subtle signs that someone you are dating the right person if you don't know what to look for going forward.
By creating a real to life vision of a partner, writing down your expectations and doing the work to find out your true needs and expectations, it is possible to put yourself in the best possible position for finding a more than suitable mate. There is even a section on how to teach other people to be a match maker for you and a section with an interview with the author. Dating is a lot less scary when the rules for success are written in a clear and concise manner, and follow easy to understand guidelines. This book is appropriate for men or women and gives hope to anyone single that the right person is out there and that he or she will be accessible and easier to find after reading this book.