The new rules for love
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! But over time, all of that is eventually squashed by our unbridled, selfish, self-preserving natures. 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.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.
The DVD includes Andy’s full-length messages, along with a pared-down 20-minute version. If you’re looking for curriculum, this is a great choice.Think about some popular movies, TV shows, and songs about romance. Healthy relationships don’t result from pursuing desirable qualities on a check-list.What do they indicate about our culture’s current rules regarding love, sex, and dating? 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.
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.