THIS is an incredibly entertaining and informative four part series by Pastor Andy Stanley on what is wrong with the American dating scene and how to address its deficiencies through a God-centered focus in our lives. Give it a play, you won't be disappointed.
Andy Stanley is the son of Charles Stanley, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Altanta.
Part 1: The Right Person Myth
When I meet the right person, everything will be all right. This way of thinking creates trouble in our dating lives and sets us up for trouble in marriage. In this message, Andy challenges us to ask ourselves Am I the person the person I'm looking for is looking for? And he previews God's list of behaviors that will lead to success in dating and marriage.
Part 2: Gentleman's Club
Are the Bible's teachings about women relevant? In this message, Andy explains that Jesus' teachings about honoring women were extremely counter-cultural in the first century. They remain so today. So Christian men especially need to transform their thinking. And there are two simple steps to start with.
Part 3: Designer Sex
Culture convinces us - and sometimes we convince ourselves - that sex is only physical. But if that is true, why is the pain of sexual sin so deep? Because sex is not just physical. It was designed by God to be so much more. In this message, Andy addresses common myths about sex outside of marriage and has two specific challenges going forward.
Part 4: If I Were You
You can say, "I do." But can you follow through? A promise - even a promise as big as a wedding vow - doesn't mean anything without preparation to back it up. In this message, Andy has a "to do" list that will prepare you to one day say "I do" and mean it.