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.He addresses these topics that seem to be neglected or perverted by today's culture from a Biblical perspective ...Communicator, author, and pastor Andy Stanley founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries in 1995.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.Think about some popular movies, TV shows, and songs about romance. Healthy relationships don’t result from pursuing desirable qualities on a check-list.
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.” —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.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.Today, NPM consists of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network of more than 90 churches around the globe that collectively serve nearly 185,000 people weekly.As host of Your Move with Andy Stanley, which delivers over seven million messages each month through television and podcasts, and author of more than 20 books, including The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating; Ask It; How to Be Rich; Deep & Wide; and Irresistible, he is considered one of the most influential pastors in America.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.Not for the faint of heart, The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating challenges singles to step up and set a new standard for this generation.“If you don't want a marriage like the majority of marriages, then stop dating like the majority of daters!