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!While I didn't agree with all he had to say and perhaps the theology behind it, I have to say if you can ignore the churchy hype, this guy has something important to say about love, sex, and marriage.A special thank you to Zondervan and Net Galley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.When I entered youth ministry, I must’ve signed a contract agreeing to teach about sex and relationships every February forever…it’s law! But with all the Valentine’s Day love buzz, it’s a natural time to focus on relationships.So I downloaded the Kindle version and quickly read it. I appreciate the solid content, and so did our small groups as they watched intently and leaned in to listen.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.
'If you don't want a marriage like the majority of marriages, then stop dating like the majority of daters!I agree, but I don't think waiting until your wedding night is a good maneuver for determining your sexual compatibility.But then again I don't find premarital sex conducted in a committed loving relationship with the aim of marriage to be sinful. Yes, but I am not willing to bet yours so read what he has to say and decide for yourself.So for the price, I thought I would see what the good pastor has to say. The book starts out The Kindle version was cheap, .99 so I bought it out of a curiosity for what the loyal opposition is doing. He goes a little overboard in my estimation on premarital sex..sin and purity stuff that doesn't set well me.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.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.Andy Stanley's North Point Ministries was named the Largest Church in America, this past year, and now he delivers as extraordinary fresh new look at sex, dating, and marriage— “Old Fashioned is the New Fashion”, with his insightful book, THE NEW RULES FOR LOVE, SEX, AND DATING.The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating is a discussion guide developed for use with the four-session video, which complements A special thank you to Zondervan and Net Galley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Author and pastor Andy Stanley explores the challenges, assumptions, and land mines associated with love, sex, and dating in the twenty-first century.Best of all, he offers the most practical and uncensored advice you will ever hear on this topic.