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X's and O's on Layaway
Hugs and Kisses on Layaway, A love story written by God and Shared...
By Luke and Jamie Knickerbocker

X's and O's on Layaway (aka Hugs and kisses on Layaway), is an unusual story of courtship and love.  It tells how Luke and Jamie Knickerbocker came to realize the value of waiting to engage in any physical aspects of their relationship until their wedding day.

In a day where little virtue is reserved for marriage, they share a rare gift of purity and commitment from the very start.  They discovered that true love begins with knowing Christ.  A foundation is then laid for a meaningful relationship.  Read how God took the paths of these two young servants, and brought them together in his perfect time.

Many have been wanting to hear the stories of people who have gone through a courtship type relationship.  Well it is here.  X's and O's on Layaway is the story of Luke and Jamie Knickerbocker and their style of courtship that leads up to their beautiful marriage.

X's and O's on Layaway is a story uniquely told by both Luke and Jamie, and gives each viewpoint of the events that took place that led up to their getting married.  X's and O's on Layaway is thought provoking, funny, honest, and encouraging, as you journey with them.  They freely share their struggles and triumphs, as their relationship grows.

X's and O's on Layaway is a story of an unwavering commitment to purity and waiting for Gods best.

“To exchange the gift of purity at the marriage altar is priceless. We have a solid foundation for a strong marriage, our book is a love story written by God“- Luke Knickerbocker

Pages: 173

X's and O's on Layaway
Soft Cover $12.00




Before You Meet Prince Charming
A Guide to Radiant Purity
By Sarah Mally

How can young people be committed to purity and to God’s best? This guide to radiant purity combines the story of a young princess with solid, clear teaching of Biblical convictions that young ladies today need to grasp. Through a captivating fairy tale, modern day examples, practical instruction, and abundant humor, Sarah Mally challenges young ladies to turn to the Lord for fulfillment, to guard their hearts and minds, to identify and avoid the world’s thinking, and to shine brightly in this generation. This book offers Biblical answers to everyday questions and deep life struggles.

264 pages.
Suggested for young ladies ages 12 to 90.

“This book is a very contemporary view of how to practically work out the principles of courtship. While Sarah does not state the courtship model per se. She powerfully deals with the issues pertaining to it. This book deals with the mind games and thoughts that every young lady has, that is trying to live a life of radiant purity. Though she is still young she pours out wisdom of someone of many years. She is spiritual but not haughty. She is well rounded having attended Christian school and Home schooled”.

“This book is written as a double story. You have a fictional story of a princess waiting for her prince charming intertwined with instructions on how to be Radiant Pure with examples and stories from Sarah’s own life. The book is also well illustrated”.

“If I where to write a book about waiting on God until he shows you his choice of a spouse, this would have been it. This book is a must read for any young lady who is not married and waiting for Mr. Wonderful to be revealed to her”.
Ron Wright Before The Kiss .com

“Sarah Mally is a ‘bright light’ in our day—a winsome, counter-cultural young woman with a passion for Christ and for truth.” Nancy Leigh DeMoss - Author, Host of Revive Our Hearts Radio

“Every young lady desiring to be married one day must read this book! It will challenge you; it will stir you; it will delight you! Most importantly, it will help you practically prepare for one of the most important decisions of your life.” Beall Phillips - Vision Forum

“Sarah is like a loving ‘big sis’ to a generation of girls whose perceptions of love and romance have been seriously distorted…. This book answers the big questions in a friendly, honest, and light-hearted fashion.” Dr. Jeff and Danielle Myers - Myers Institute

“A sweet and delightfully humorous story of a young princess and her longing to meet and marry her own true prince… Creatively accomplished and very helpful.” Gregg Harris - Author of The Christian Home School

Pages: 264

Before You Meet Prince Charming
Soft Cover $12.50




The Princess and the Kiss
A Story of God’s gift of purity.
Jennie Bishop



Here is a peek at the artwork from inside the book.


A loving king and queen present their daughter with a gift from God- her first kiss- to keep or give away. The wise girl waits for the man who is worthy of her precious gift. Where is he and how will she ever find him? The surprising answering this marvelous parable will touch the heart of parent and child alike.

“I asked God how I could teach my young daughters the value of their purity, how could I begin in their early years to stress the importance and beauty of saving themselves for marriage. This is Gods poignant answer. My prayer is this simple story will fulfill the same purpose for many other loving parents”
Jennie Bishop, Author

“A beautiful story, incredibly illustrated, good for young and old alike. I would consider this book a primer for anyone, of any age, considering courtship. This is one of the most requested books to be read by my daughters in our home.”
Ron Wright, Before The Kiss.com

The Princess and the Kiss
Hard Cover $10.99


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Get the matched set. The Princess and the Kiss and Life Lessons from The Princess and the Kiss . You can get both of these great books for the one price of $19.00.

The Princess and the Kiss and Life Lessons from The Princess and the Kiss .
2 Book Bundle $19.00


Yes we do have the Squire and the Scroll books. They are in the Preparing for Courtship Section. Click here to be taken to them.

Life Lessons from The Princess and the Kiss
by Jennie Bishop and Susan Henson

  

Here we have the companion study guide for The Princess and the Kiss by Jennie Bishop . This book is for the little princess in your life whom you want to encourage to pursue purity. The companion book keeps you and your precious daughter on a path of learning and discussing purity as she continues to mature and grow.

Picking up where the story book left off, this easy to use devotional covers biblical teaching on purity relationships and God's plans for marriage or singleness with your child in a non-threatening and age appropriate way. There are life lessons packed with wisdom from God's word, truths that all young girls need to know as they guard their purity, whether they're six or sixteen. You and your daughter can build a godly heritage with these short practical life changing studies and activities that can be personalized for any age. An optional Princess Purity Ceremony is also included as an exciting and memorable way to formally celebrate your daughter's growth.

Royal moms and dads take heart; God is faithful and you are not at the mercy of our culture. You can begin today planting seeds and planning to harvest a future of purity for your precious princess.

There are 21 Life lessons in The Princess and the Kiss by Jennie Bishop. The lessons introduce the basic themes of unconditional love salvation and what a treasure the kiss (purity) is. Each lesson begins by taking an excerpt from the book. Then the lesson continues with a discussion about that section. Included is a “Creative Focus Idea” that is crafts and hands on activities or object lessons that enhance each lesson you choose to complete. Then, there are “Royal Reminders” which are questions to drive the point home to your princess. The book also helps with “Princess Prayers” for each lesson to help guide your daughter to talk to God about what she has learned and scriptures to reference.

There are helpful hints for parents with each lesson to give ideas to the parents on how to walk through this lesson with your daughter.
57 pages, Soft Cover

Life Lessons from The Princess and the Kiss
Soft Cover $9.00


Get two great books for one great price!





Get the matched set. The Princess and the Kiss and Life Lessons from The Princess and the Kiss . You can get both of these great books for the one price of $19.00.

The Princess and the Kiss and Life Lessons from The Princess and the Kiss .
2 Book Bundle $19.00


Yes we do have the Squire and the Scroll books. They are in the Preparing for Courtship Section. Click here to be taken to them.



Her Hand in Marriage.
Biblical Courtship in a Modern world.
Douglas Wilson

  

The modern dating system is bankrupt. It does not train young people to form a relationship but rather to form a series of relationships. Hardening themselves to all but the current one. Recreational dating encourages emotional attachments without covenantal fences and makes a joke of a fathers authority. The disrespect children have for their fathers in this area is an echo of the disrespect fathers have for their own office.

Biblical courtship provides a wonderful freedom. It involves familial wisdom and godly protection. Grounded upon the involved authority of the father, courtship delights in its public connection to the lives of families. Sexual purity is a great inheritance for a marriage, and part of the fathers job is to guarantee and protect that heritage.

Biblical courtship is a humble affront to the sterility of modern relations ships, and as a new generation rejoices in this ancient wisdom, the current waves of broken relationships will begin to recede. 95 pages

"This is a no fluff, give me the facts about courtship book. This is a good book for people who would like to get straight to the point."
Ron Wright, Before The Kiss.com

Her Hand in Marriage.
Soft Cover $11.00


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These two books are what I call "The Dad Books".The Three Weavers: Plus Companion Guide and Her Hand in Marriage. You can get both of these great books for the one price of $22.00.

The Three Weavers: Plus Companion Guide and Her Hand in Marriage
2 Book Bundle $22.00




The Three Weavers: Plus Companion Guide
A Father’s Guide to Guarding His Daughter’s Purity

by Robert and Shelly Noonan

  

Finally, a father/daughter bible study on purity! Fathers understandably feel awkward discussing purity with their daughters. However, The Three Weavers Plus Companion Guide invites fathers to bravely assume their God given responsibility to protect their daughter’s purity for marriage while cultivating a close, loving relationship that will influence future generations. The Three Weavers Plus Companion Guide is intended to be a tool for fathers to mentor their daughters between the ages of 9-16 years

Together you will…

  • Discover Gods perfect plan for marriage.
  • Explore ways to preserve your daughter’s purity.
  • Cultivate discernment and discretion.
  • Define expectations of your daughter’s prince.
  • Create a hope chest.
  • Commemorate the experience with a purity ceremony.

When we are out speaking we almost always get asked for material for the dads. Well here is a great new resource for fathers to use to talk to their daughters about purity.

This book is centered around an old classic story about three separate fathers and their daughters. The story talks about how the three fathers deal with the daughter’s purity and preparing for marriage. Shelly Noonan has taken this delightful story and has integrated a bible study for dads and daughters in to the book. This is a great resource for getting dads and daughters talking about purity and her future husband. Each chapter includes a part of the story, a discussion guide for you and your daughter, a bible study for the fathers, and some suggested activities to enhance your experience together. This book is easy to use with check off lists and fill-in-the-blanks, but you have freedom to use this material as a spring board with your own ideas.
Ron Wright Before the Kiss .com

"What little girl wouldn't want to learn how to be a princess and keep herself pure for her Prince? This Book is a little girl's dream come true. A simple allegory written in poetic and touching language, this book is a Bible study for fathers and daughters. They will both learn how important it is to discuss matters of the heart and to keep lines of communication open, while studying God's plan for marriage.
Marti Niemann from TEACH Magazine

This book motivates, inspires, and equips fathers to courageously assume their Godly responsibility to protect their daughter's purity for marriage while strengthening a loving relationship that will last a lifetime. In the current world of compromise, it must-read book for every caring father desiring to give his daughter the best wedding gift of all...a pure heart!
Chuck Black author of The Kingdom Series

"THREE WEAVERS is a poignant tale of dads, daughters, and destiny. In this study guide, Bob and Shelley have given dads and daughters tools to create a destiny filled with grace, purity, and hope. As dads and daughters are woven together through this study, so will the fabric of the future families of these beloved daughters be like beautiful cloth, strong and lovely."
Jan Bloom from BooksBloom.com

"From the first page to the last, enduring memories and bonds shall form between a father and daughter as they examine the lives of the three different father/daughter relationships in the sweet, tender story of The Three Weavers. Each relationship teaches valuable lessons about purity and how important it is that the father and daughter are vigilant in guarding her purity without ceasing. The companion guide is a rich complement to the lovely tale, and provides essential tools, observations, scriptures, thoughts and activities for a father to share and discuss with his daughter; and tastefully explains the sour consequences of ignoring purity, and the bountiful rewards of cherishing purity. Fathers and daughters will come away from the study marvelously touched and changed by their strengthened relationship and lasting understanding of the importance of purity. This is a valuable tool which every family with daughters will treasure."
Amber Moeller, Author

136 pages. Soft Cover

The Three Weavers: Plus Companion Guide
Soft Cover $12.00



Get two great dad books for one great price!





These two books are what I call "The Dad Books".The Three Weavers: Plus Companion Guide and Her Hand in Marriage. You can get both of these great books for the one price of $22.00.

The Three Weavers: Plus Companion Guide and Her Hand in Marriage
2 Book Bundle $22.00



How to Evaluate a Suitor
Biblical wisdom for fathers, mothers, eligible Daughters, and would be grooms.
Doug Phillips

  

In this fast paced message, Doug Phillips explains that the greatest gift that a dad will ever give is his daughter. He examines the biblical qualifications for suitors and concludes that the Bible does not anticipate perfection but minimal threshold requirements must be met. Doug explains that the wise selection of suitors affects parents, extended family, and even the local church. He examines the need for careful discrimination and the practicalities of determination if two people are “equally yoked”. The doctrine of the “brides price” is examined. Doug points out biblical examples of the wickedness by fathers toward suitors, and urges dads to act decisively, but with charity, respect, and love when dealing with suitors. Running time 90 min.

How to Evaluate a Suitor
2 CD Set $14.99



Emotional Purity: An Affair of the Heart
(Includes Study Questions)
Heather Paulsen

  

How often have your emotions tossed you back and forth, clouding your vision and preventing you from hearing God’s will clearly? Have you ever been in an undefined emotional relationship with a woman or man and unable to break free, even though you know you should? Emotional Purity: An Affair of the Heart delves into the multi-layered issues of emotional intimacy. Through personal examples, modern day parables and Scripture, this book reveals the importance for Christian singles to strive towards emotional purity.

Christian singles seem to lack a sense of awareness of how their “innocent” male/female friendships cause a delusion. With the emotional free-for-all we have in Christian single circles, many are left wondering why they are broken hearted over “friendships.” The effects of accepting the attitude of intimacy without a commitment obviously devastate our culture. Scripture, however, teaches just the opposite. Practical solutions are given for this common, yet unspoken and largely undefined, problem that is running rampant.

After taking an in-depth look into emotional purity and intimacy, the book conquers other related issues, such as envy, discontentment, feelings, expectations and God’s purpose for marriage.

Emotional Purity: An Affair of the Heart takes a radical approach to sensitize the reader’s heart to the deep meaning of “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life” Proverbs 4:23 (NIV). 158 pages (Includes Study Questions).

Emotional Purity: An Affair of the Heart
Soft Cover $10.99




The Courtship of Sarah McLean
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Castleberry

  

This fictional story is about Sarah McLean. A 19 year old Girl who longs to become a wife and a mother. This book chronicles two years in which she learns to trust her parents and God in their decisions for her future.

The story takes place on a farm in Michigan. Walk through everyday life with the McLean family as they work their farm and guide their children to become godly adults. The story picks up as Sarah, their oldest daughter, is coming of age to be married. We are allowed to walk with her as she chooses courtship to help her find the husband that God has chosen for her. We also walk with her through life's ups and downs as God slowly reveals his plan for her.

This book lays out courtship in an easy to read story form. It is packed full of information about courtship that makes it easier to take in through story form. This book would be great for a young person to read on their own, or for a parent that would like something different than a straight nonfiction type, "just give the facts" book.

Some of the topics discussed in this book.

  • A parent's role in helping a young person find a mate.
  • Biblical support for courtship.
  • Reasons why dating may not be the best choice for a couple.
  • Courtship laid out in a clear, easy manner.
  • Parents needing to teach children from a young age about courtship.
  • Parents evaluating a suitor.
  • Communication between the families of the young people.
  • What if it looks like I will never get married.
  • And much more!

“"The Courtship of Sarah Mclean" and "Jeff Mclean: His Courtship". These books lay out courtship in easy to read story form. They were written for the young adults, 12-16 years old, but are informative and entertaining for those over 16 and for parents desiring to prepare their younger children for courtship. They are also appropriate to read aloud to younger children. "The Courtship of Sarah Mclean" is written more from a girl's prospective, and "Jeff Mclean: His Courtship" is written more towards a boy's. I would recommend reading both, whether one has boys or girls, so that both sides can be seen."
Ron and Dawn Wright, Before The Kiss.com

The Courtship of Sarah McLean
Soft Cover $7.99




Jeff McLean: His Courtship
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Castleberry

  

This is a fictional story about Jeff McLean. A young man growing up on a farm in Michigan. Walk through everyday life with the McLean family as they work their farm and guide their children to become godly adults. We are allowed to walk with Jeff as he chooses courtship to help him find the wife that God has chosen for him. We also walk with Jeff and his family through life's ups and downs as God slowly reveals his plan for him.

The Book is also written to encourage the active involvement of parents as young adults seek a mate. Them main characters in the book are committed followers of Jesus and Christian family values are emphasized throughout. The reader will be encouraged to heed parental advice and to live in obedience to God. is. A discussion of godly traits to seek in young men and women is included as part of the story.

This book lays out courtship in an easy to read story form. It is packed full of information about courtship that makes it easier to take in through story form. This book would be great for a young person to read on their own, or for a parent that would like something different than a straight nonfiction type, "just give the facts" book.

Some of the topics discussed in this book.

  • A parent's role in helping a young person find a mate.
  • Biblical support for courtship.
  • Reasons why dating may not be the best choice for a couple.
  • Courtship laid out in a clear, easy manner.
  • Parents needing to teach children from a young age about courtship.
  • Parents evaluating a suitor.
  • Communication between the families of the young people.
  • What if it looks like I will never get married.
  • And much more!

“"The Courtship of Sarah Mclean" and "Jeff Mclean: His Courtship". These books lay out courtship in easy to read story form. They were written for the young adults, 12-16 years old, but are informative and entertaining for those over 16 and for parents desiring to prepare their younger children for courtship. They are also appropriate to read aloud to younger children. "The Courtship of Sarah Mclean" is written more from a girl's prospective, and "Jeff Mclean: His Courtship" is written more towards a boy's. I would recommend reading both, whether one has boys or girls, so that both sides can be seen."
Ron and Dawn Wright, Before The Kiss.com

Jeff McLean: His Courtship
Soft Cover $7.99




Waiting for Her Isaac
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Castleberry

  

Sixteen year-old Beth Grant is quite happy with her life and has no desire for any changes. But God has many lessons in store before she is ready for courtship. The story of Beth's spiritual journey toward godly womanhood is told along with the story of her courtship.

Waiting for Her Isaac
Soft Cover $7.99




Journey of the Heart
Jeannie M. Castleberry

  

Written by the Castleberry's 23-year-old daughter, Jeannie Castleberry, Journey of the Heart is the long-awaited story of Janet McLean. Janet, now twenty-two years old, has matured and grown in the Lord. She has many longings, struggles, and questions that she must face with the help of the Lord and her parents. Will anyone ever want to court her? How should she handle her desires for a husband and family of her own? When she finds herself attracted to a young man, what should she do? This is an account of a young woman who is still waiting on the Lord.

This story is written from the point of view of a little bit older girl, who has been "waiting" for a while. Some of the book is from Jeannie’s own life and experiences, and she encourages young women to keep serving the Lord and focusing as much as possible on whatever He has for them to do NOW, as they continue to wait for His will to be revealed day by day. It also contains some things we have learned along the way on courtship, as Jeannie has matured and faced decisions about possible young men.

Some of the topics discussed in this book.

  • Appropriate behavior when attracted to a young man
  • Remaining under the counsel of parents.
  • Looking to the Lord for contentment.
  • And much more!

Journey of the Heart
Soft Cover $7.99