The new rules for love
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?
We also asked them to prepare by reading each week’s discussion guide and to facilitate great conversations by talking here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meeting the right person, getting married, and living happily ever after in a house with a white picket fence, is a dream that invades the minds of most people.
While the white picket fence may have gone by the wayside, meeting the right person and living happily ever after has not.
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!