February 23, 2012

The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating

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.


Kid said...

I think there are thousands of Mr and Mrs Rights for everyone.

sig94 said...

Kid - could very well be.

Opus #6 said...

It does make sense to look to our behavior and treat each other better.

As a lady once said, "Choose wisely, and treat kindly."

Anonymous said...

Siggie... Great post. Thank you.

Jony Gibson said...

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sig94 said...

Opus - Our behaviors ultimately become our personalities. This is why our behavior as a child must be molded by our parents. We are what we are taught.

sig94 said...

Nickie - thank you. We are going through this series at our church. Even though I haven't dated in a looong time there are elements in these videos that are appropriate for everyone, married and single.

I wish I had seen these when I was in college. But then again, at that age I probably wouldn't have listened.

sig94 said...

Jony - sometimes I feel that my life would have been so much easier if I had only made the same mistakes only twice.