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Cupidity Book & Quiz

50 Stupid Things People Do For Love And How To Avoid Them

by Hayley & Michael DiMarco

  • Paperback
  • Christian Life/Love & Romance
  • 246 Pages
  • Price: $14.99
  • January 2010
  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • ISBN: 978-1-4143-2467-8
  • Purchase a Copy!

Single? Married? Stupid?  You’re a smart person.  You really are.  Most of the time.  So why are you having such trouble making sense of your love life?  Whether you’re single and wondering where the one is hiding, head over heels in a new dating relationship and vowing that this time it’ll work, or finding that married life isn’t the thrilling adventure you’d once anticipated… you might be surprised to discover that the answer may lie in your own Cupidity.

Cupidity:  stupid love.  Hayley and Michael DiMarco have been there- and survived.  In this book, they identify 50 of the most common acts of Cupidity, ways to avoid them and learn from them, and some surprising things God has to say about relationships.  If you think you may have been struck by a few of stupid Cupid’s arrows, there’s good news:  stupid love doesn’t have to be terminal.  With the help of a little inside information, smart, successful love can be just around the corner.

Hayley and Michael DiMarco are the visionaries behind Hungry Planet, a company intensely focused on feeding the world’s appetite for truth by producing books and new media, taking on issues of faith and life with a distinctly modern voice.  They are the proud parents of dozens of Hungry Planet books (including Dateable, Marriable, Mean Girls, and The Woman of Mystery); The Hungry Planet Bible Project, a 10,000- mile road trip designed to give a voice to the hungry and homeless; and one amazing human, their daughter, Addison.  Visit Hungry Planet at

My Opinion:
I found this book to be interesting, informative and at times, funny.  It’s true that people do plenty of stupid things in relationships, and this book points some of those out and what you can do to avoid it.  With Scripture references, it shows how people should think, act and treat one another in an easy to read way.  You don’t have to be in a relationship to benefit from this book, because you can use the advice in any kind of day to day interactions.  With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, this would make a good gift- especially if it’s read together.  The Cupidity Quiz at the beginning of the book was fun too.

I Rated This Book:
3.5/5  Stars

How Well Do You Score on the
(Quiz found on pg. xiii of Cupidity)

True or False?
T F   1. In every (or almost every) relationship you’ve had, you’ve heard or had the same complaint.
T F   2. You think and act with your heart instead of your head.
T F   3. You feel like you’ve “settled” in a relationship.
T F   4. You wish you could change your significant other and make them better suited for you.
T F   5. You’ve been burned in love.
T F   6. You just can’t seem to get over something a significant other did to you in the past.
T F   7. You feel controlled or heavily impacted by your partner’s emotions.
T F   8. You don’t love yourself enough to love another.
T F   9. You think love is a feeling.

For every true you circled, give yourself 2 points: ______
For every false you circled, give yourself 1 point: ______

18-13: Hello, Cupid; meet Stupid.
Well, it looks like you’ve come to the right place. Your love life could use a little vitamin C. And Cupidity is here to help. Don’t worry—we’ve all done stupid things in the name of love, but what’s really stupid is to keep doing them once you’ve seen the error of your ways. It’s time to take an honest look at how you think and feel about love and make some serious changes to get the stupidity out of your love life.

12-9: Cue the harp music.
You’re definitely on the right track when it comes to this love thing. But don’t put the book down, because even if you’re a good student of love, we’ve got some new stuff for you to consider. Love is always looking for ways to improve itself, and in these pages that’s just what you will find. So let’s keep going and discover the subtle nuances of avoiding Cupidity.

‘I received a copy from Tyndale to facilitate my review and I was not compensated in any other way.  This is my honest opinion only.’

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February 12, 2010 Posted by | Book Reviews, Tyndale, Valentine's Day | Leave a comment