Undoubtedly, he has provided Bible-based premarital and martial counseling to thousands of struggling couples.
For example, in the second chapter he explains that preparation is more important than commitment when it comes to marriage.
During the interview, Merritt asked Stanley why he did not address the lgbt community.
Stanleys answer was quite different.Ill start with the positive.However, his ambiguity threaded throughout his book actually does more harm than good.The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating (Zondervan, January 2015) is to increase your relational satisfaction".This is the most troublesome part of Stanleys book.
While some of us loved out "growin up" years, others of us couldn't wait to move out and start fresh.
This, and the fact 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 me to download a copy of Pastor Andy Stanleys new book on romantic relationships.If marriage is the end goal for love, sex, and datingand presumably Stanley would agree that it isthen a helpful launching pad would be to examine the purpose and parameters of this covenant before moving forward.It seemed like a good idea at the time.We all have one.So he seems to compromise his teachings by insinuating that Jesus would probably bake a cake for a same-sex wedding couple and therefore Christians should too.When it comes to family, what does a preferred future look like?(If you have not yet read Alexander Griswolds exposé.Whether you're starting a new family, leaving an old one, or wondering if it's worth the effort at all - this message series will provide you with direction and hope!
But if readers dont have a foundational understanding of the moral implications of the marriage covenant, then the rest of the discussion is pointless.