So for the price, I thought I would see what the good pastor has to say. Sex is a powerful binding element in human relationships, but it does not guarantee longevity in a committed relationship.
He states the way to resolve your relationship issues is with a clear head before you get involved with sex.
The sexual part of the marriage died, leaving both of them frustrated and confused.
So one or both of them decided that maybe he didn’t marry “the right person” after all. The good news is that marriage doesn’t have to be like that. Our culture doesn’t celebrate this different way because it’s boring.
No one wants to watch a movie about a happily married couple. Fairy tales end with “and they lived happily ever after” because actually watching two people live happily ever after would be like watching paint dry.
But there’s nothing boring about actually living happily ever after — and you can, provided you come to understand that “happily ever after” requires preparation and changing your mind-set. If you date with the idea that you’re on a quest for the right person, you’re setting yourself up for failure.
In the back of the book is a small-group video discussion guide.
We asked leaders to read the book, especially focusing on chapters 1, 6, 9, and 10 (the chapters the videos address).
Granted, we know how to turn them all on when we’re winning and wooing. What come naturally are passion, lust, chemistry, and that “can’t wait to get you alone” feeling.
' ---Andy Stanley The Kindle version was cheap, .99 so I bought it out of a curiosity for what the loyal opposition is doing.
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.
The brand of love Paul describes is a nonnegotiable for those desiring to sustain the chemistry and romance that make the early days of a relationship so exhilarating.
Romance is sustained by patience, kindness, humility, and a short memory.