When I stumble through the embarrassing limbo of single, yet soon-to-be-married, Ive attempted to read every resource tagged in the marriage, love, and relationships genre. This, and also the fact me to download a copy of Pastor Andy Stanleys new book on romantic relationships to my Kindle that I was desperate to escape the zillions of online articles dissecting 50 Shades of Grey from every possible angle (though Im grateful for their messages), prompted. It appeared like a good concept at enough time.
Intended for the young, unwed, and culturally savvy, Stanley describes within the introduction that their function for writing This new Rules for prefer, Intercourse, and Dating (Zondervan, January 2015) is always to increase your satisfaction quota that is relational. Exactly what does which means that? Warning flag began to increase. Nevertheless we pressed forward with hopes of experiencing helpful gems of knowledge and Christian counsel over the following 200 pages. All things considered, the writer could be the Evangelical pastor of this church that is largest in the usa.
Ill focus on the good.
The books power is based on supplying quality regarding the basic indisputable fact that love is an action, maybe not a feeling.
While presenting we Corinthians 13:4-8, Stanley techniques slowly through all the Apostle Pauls love descriptors careful to paint a picture that is clear of love appears like if it is not easily angered or rejoices with truth. By utilizing Scripturean overall unusual event in this bookStanley produces an easily digestible to-do and not-to-do list with practical, contemporary examples that squash the fairytale love narratives inundating our tradition. Continue reading