San Francisco, January 23, 2017 – Many young adults are tired of today’s toxic dating culture, and want something better than what the world is offering them. Once they hear the message of chastity, they desire it – but without a concrete plan, they quickly fall back into old habits. Now a new book, Dating Detox: 40 Days of Perfecting Love in an Imperfect World by husband and wife team Kevin and Lisa Cotter, helps them to formulate a concrete plan so that they can gain the freedom to love and be loved. Featuring daily chapters filled with stories, teachings, and resolutions, this forty-day detox provides a practical “cleanse” for those who want to purify themselves from the poisoned dating culture and live a life of authentic freedom.
Dating Detox offers compelling and clear explanations of God’s plans for love, dating, and sex and hopeful, true-life stories of people who have successfully moved from desiring chastity to actually living it. Each chapter features practical tools, habits, and strategies to live more virtuously with joy and freedom.
Jason and Crystalina Evert write in Foreword of Dating Detox, “If we want love, why do we often settle for less?” Reading and following the Dating Detox will help anyone searching for authentic love and give them the tools they need to find it.
Kevin Cotter says, “Lisa and I grew tired of hearing from youth and young adults who were held back from a real relationship with Christ because of their struggle to lead a chaste life. We wanted to offer them a practical tool that would help them make a lasting change.”
Lisa Cotter adds, “Dating Detox is not a fluffy book; it’s real life and at times it’s quite raw. Rather than preach at the reader, our hope was to walk alongside them as they journey through the detox.”
Matt Fradd, the founder of The Porn Effect, says, “Battling for purity is tough, but the Cotters’ book makes it a whole lot easier. A must read for anyone who desires authentic relationships!”
“Everyone has experienced brokenness in relationships at one time or another, and it can be hard to put the pieces back together. Through healing, forgiveness, and personal stories, this book will help you find the love you have been searching for,” says Sarah Swafford, the author of Emotional Virtue: A Guide to Drama-Free Relationships.
“Dating Detox will be a real asset to all those who have tried to change their lives but have found themselves unable. The practical advice Lisa and Kevin offer is a gift to anyone who has wondered if following Jesus is really possible as a modern-day young adult,” says Fr. Mike Schmitz, chaplain at University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Edward Sri, the author of Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love, explains, “In a simple forty-day plan, Lisa and Kevin Cotter help you form the habits you need to change the way you approach your romantic relationships. Discover how the real love you long for is possible ... but only in following God’s plan.”
About the Authors:
Kevin and Lisa Cotter have worked with university students for over a decade as a missionary family with FOCUS (the Fellowship of Catholic University Students). Lisa is the founder of Made to Magnify (madetomagnify.com), and speaks to young adults on living life with excellence. She has been featured on numerous video series including Beloved, Forgiven, and YDisciple’s True Beauty. Kevin holds an MA in Sacred Scripture and is the Sr. Director of Curriculum for FOCUS. He has authored three books on Pope Francis and numerous FOCUS resources. Lisa and Kevin reside in Denver, Colorado, with their three children.