Looking for the "right person"? Thinking that if you met the "right person" everything would turn out "right"? Becoming the person who the person you are looking for is looking for is hard.
But it is not as hard as getting married and being unprepared. Best of all, he offers the most practical and uncensored advice you will ever hear on this topic. Additionally, a DVD is available as a companion to this book sold separately. And, generally, rules are set up to protect, to guide, and to help.
But what if the rules are wrong? What if the rules are misleading? What if the rules are actually dangerous? Think about a couple of things you can do this week to become that person—the right person. Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking. Our culture often expresses that viewpoint. What is at least one thing you can do this week to honor the women in your life?
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
I see the things this book warns against every day in the dating relationships around me. Every line is tweet-able! 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.
Exclusivity is the key to great romance in marriage, but to get it requires setting a personal standard in advance. Even though making choices that honor God with your body might seem like a sacrifice now, it will open the door for marital intimacy later.
What decisions can you make today in order to invest in your marriage for tomorrow? Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.
Marriage was not designed to fix things. In fact, oftentimes the bad things only get magnified in marriage. Since that is the case, why not start becoming the person your spouse needs now? Your preparation now is worth way more than your commitment later on. With that in mind, choose one area Andy mentioned debt, unresolved past, bad habits, dress, boundaries and create a goal. Then list the necessary short-term steps that will set you on a path toward becoming the person that the person you are looking for is looking for.
The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways. His teaching shaped my life and continues to influence me through his online broadcast.
The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating is an exceptional resource for anyone seeking to navigate challenging relationship waters and survive in a culture that's confused and complex.