The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating is a discussion guide developed for use with the four-session video, which complements a A special thank you to Zondervan and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating is a discussion guide developed for use with the four-session video, which complements and expands the material in the book. While the material in the discussion guide is intended for use with the video, some of the discussion questions will also reflect content used in the book. Overview 1 The Right Person Myth 2 Gentleman's Club 3 Designer Sex 4 If I Were You This book is also meant for married couples as well as singles and even for those, like myself not dating but may have grown single children or grandchildren, or for use in the leadership of young adults.
As we all are aware, sex is leveraged to sell just about everything. Actually the promise of no strings-attached sex with a way above-average-looking person is used to sell just about everything. Sexual scandals among politicians, athletes, and celebrities. Infidelity is woven into the plot of just about every form of entertainment that involves a plot.
So cherish it, protect it, preserve it, reserve it! I loved this part: The present will be your past, which will be present in your future. Namely, pain you will experience later because of decisions you are making right now. People drag their past in their marriage and future. When sexuality and chemistry and passion dies — because they are no good at relationships. In fact, our flaws are often magnified in marriage.
So flawed people bring problems into a marriage and bringing others into the mix like children will not solve the underlying problem. So why not start now becoming the person your future spouse wants and needs. Your preparation now is worth much more than your commitment later. Whether you still in the game, or back in a season of looking for the love of your life, this book can help. Sex and sexuality are a bit like fire.
The same is true for all things sexual. If you never been married or are under thirty, even if you have lived with someone you underestimate the complexity of your sexuality and the long-term ramifications of your sexual conduct.
As Stanley uses the example: Our bodies share a similar design when it comes to our sexuality to be expressed within a specific context. You can choose to express your sexuality outside the parameters of that divine design.
Romance is fueled by exclusivity. Practice makes perfect does not apply to sex. This is why practice undermines the essence of romance. What you can control is what you do in the meantime. Who knows there may be someone out there preparing for you as well!
On a Personal Note: Andy Stanley is a former pastor of mine, and have enjoyed his teachings, Christian leadership, and his insightful books, as well as his father, Dr. When I moved to Atlanta in early , my sons were away at college in another state; I was single, divorced, and in my late thirties. I was fortunate to become an integral part of what is now North Point Ministries, from the beginning of its inception in l For the first three years we met every other Sunday night in rented facilities, and when the Olympics came to town, we were unable to meet for nine weeks.
Later the land was purchased in Alpharetta, GA and construction began —what is now North Point —some great times, a huge singles group, and many budding friendships grew out of this fabulous foundation. However, since I lived in Buckhead, was thrilled when in , became a part of the Buckhead Church and again we held services in rented facilities in different areas of town. It was so exciting with the preparations building our new church; however, I relocated, for work to Florida in and have been here since.
I missed the permanent facility at Tower Place in the heart of Buckhead in May where the church is thriving today. Cannot wait to go back for a visit. All singles need friends like these!
No matter where you are in your life or your spiritual journey — it will change how you think about the present and the future. Miss you guys at Buckhead Church Atlanta.