It was unanimous that they thought it was helpful and shared some of the stuff they learned.” Sadly, Stanley’s new book does little to ease the bubbling concerns of faithful Christians listening to the Georgia pastor’s provocative sermons and statements coupled with questionable silence on unorthodox teachings. Tozer, an Evangelical thinker and teacher, wrote, “He believes it, but he doesn’t teach it, and what you don’t believe strongly enough to teach doesn’t do you any good.” Nor does it do his readers any good, I might add.
(If you have not yet read Alexander Griswold’s exposé “Andy Stanley’s Troubling New Sermon,” I urge you to do so.) While Stanley does not blatantly deviate from historic Christian teaching on the subjects discussed (in the book, at least), he does little to define or defend their divine purpose within its pages.
“Are you the person the person you are looking for is looking for? Best of all, he offers the most practical and uncensored advice you will ever hear on this topic. If a couple shares a passion for the same foods, music, and sports teams, it makes sense they need to find out if that passion extends to the bedroom. But for the most part, that doesn't stop us, which brings us to our first "doesn't everybody know that? This is where I state the obvious, with a preposition at the end. You are sexually compatible with far more people than you are relationally compatible with. Losing interest in sex with someone isn't the same as being sexually incompatible.
I’m grateful that Stanley tackles other tough issues like sexual purity before marriage and how to explain biblical submission to our friends.
He and his wife, Sandra, have two sons and a daughter.
Stu Gray has spent most of his life communicating, speaking, and entertaining people.
He hosts The Stupendous Marriage Show with his wife, Lisa, is a youth pastor at his church, and is a voiceover artist and audiobook narrator.
His heart is for married couples—to encourage, challenge, and inspire them to have the best relationships possible, and for men who are looking to be godly men of character.