Thinking that if you met the 'right person' everything would turn out 'right'? In The New Rules for Love, Sex andamp; Dating, Andy Stanley explores the challenges, assumptions, and land mines associated with dating in the twenty-first century. Thinking that if you met the 'right person' everything would turn out 'right'? In The New Rules for Love, Sex andamp; Dating, Andy Stanley explores the challenges, assumptions, and land mines associated with dating in the twenty-first century.Not for the faint of heart, The New Rules for Love, Sex andamp; Dating challenges single Christ followers to step up and set a new standard for this generation!Andy Stanley's North Point Ministries was named the Largest Church in America, this past year ...Stanley's work is a good introduction to dating and love for teens and young adults.
While I am a rather poor excuse for a Christian (I like Christmas Trees) with a one way ticket to hell for some matters involving lusting over a bare thigh (in church no less) for which I refuse to ask forgiveness, I am a rather dyed in the wool monogamist. Later chapters he drags out the sin and purity and starts thumping the Bible, but if you can get around the rhetoric, for the most part the suggestions in this book are good and would apply to non-religious folks as well as the religious. His main tenet is that instead of looking for the right partner become the right partner. That said however I will admit that I think he is right, jumping into sex prematurely blinds one to the relationship flaws.We hope you’ll be inspired to make your own relational resolution as you enter the new year, remembering that God has your story under control and wants the best for you. These three messages are among my favorites of all the books I read and sermons I heard in 2011.Then listen to Lisa’s interview with Andy to hear his thoughts on how to prepare for marriage, the church’s role and some non-negotiables when choosing a spouse. Focus on the Family counselor Christina Browning shares some advice.” —Andy Stanley Also includes a four-session small group discussion guide to be used with The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating video (sold separately).A special thank you to Zondervan Non-Fiction and Net Galley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.While the white picket fence may have gone by the wayside, meeting the right person and living happily ever after has not.Yet, the idea that happiness will be achieved when we find the right person is statistically unrealistic as evidenced by the divorce rate, not only in the world, but in the church. This week we offer lesson one in this study, and we invite you to participate with us.That assumption being: That’s what many married people told themselves when they were single. They met someone they were physically attracted to, added sex to the relationship right away, and fell into a kind of neurochemical bliss that made them believe that not only had they never loved like this, Soon enough, their relationship problems began causing chemistry problems.The sexual part of the marriage died, leaving both of them frustrated and confused.If you are not in a Bible Study group, find a few friends who have similar needs to yours, and invite them to participate in the study with you.Whether in a group or by yourself, this study will help you set a course toward “being the right person.” ~ Fred Bittner, Faith Gateway Bible Study * * * “At the center of every great love story are two people who are for each other, destined to be together. Three hundred pages or a hundred and twenty minutes later they’ve figured out what we knew all along, leaving us entertained and, in some cases, inspired by their story. I realize that you realize movies, reality TV, and novels don’t reflect real life.