In this message, Andy has a "to do" list that will prepare you to one day say "I do" and mean it. 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. While this might sound like a high price to pay for moral clarity, but the life you save may be your own.
Stanley suggests that you spend this year proactively doing some important things to become the sort of person that the person you want to meet would find attractive.
He has 5 suggestions: Remember the mirror mentioned earlier? You cannot change someone else but you can work on becoming someone they might actually want to get to know. This is not a preachy book, but it is an in-your-face book. Although my wife, Maryam, and I have been married for 30 years, I was already 30 when I got married. This implies that I was single for a long time. Save yourself a lot of pain.
If this product is defective or a piece is missing, do not return to the place of purchase. I bought 3 copies. One for my single roommate, one for a girl that I was starting to date, and one for myself. My roommate loves it so far. I got to chapter 5 and stopped so I can read it at the same time as the girl I bought it for.
The girl I'm dating read the whole book in one day. She said that she couldn't put it down. We plan on doing the book study provided in the back of the book together. But now I need to catch up and finish the book! I'd say if you're looking for guidance on this issue than you should buy this book. It's an easy read packed with lots of wisdom. Great information by one of my favorite people. No revelations written here but some good reassuring confirmations your making some good choices and decisions.
Recommend for inspiration or any young person in their teens. This book was pretty life changing. I read it with a friend of mine. We didn't have a formal discussion group, but we did chat about it a ton as we read through it. It was funny, truthful, hard and solid. I appreciate when someone doesn't sugar coat the topic. Like, love, sex and dating are all really tough to deal with as Christians. Andy Stanley doesn't insert strictly his opinions.
He really speaks truth from the Bible to discuss these really uncomfortable and tough topics. I would loan it out to people, but I underlined and wrote things in there I'd be embarrassed to have others read just because he managed to really speak to me and my life.
One person found this helpful. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This is a fantastic book. I read it because I wanted to then give it to my 21 year old and 19 year old. I've taught them so many of these principles as they were growing up. One that I assumed they would just naturally understand is probably the most important. Become the person the person you are looking for is looking for.
I loved this book because it's logical and down to earth. It's very witty and a fast read. It isn't preachy yet Christ is represented. I would recommend this to any age person who is entering the dating arena and would like to come out whole and with their integrity and soul intact.
As the wife of a youth pastor in a local community church, I highly recommend this book for all teenagers and single adults to read. Andy has very compelling arguments for his statements. Its a quick, easy read and will get you thinking about why you are dating, if you should be dating who you are dating, and what you should allow yourself to do while dating. After listening to one of his talks, I usually walk away with an "a ha" moment. I really admire the fact that andy never puts himself on a pedestal. He is never afraid to admit his own brokenness which in return creates a safe space for others to do the same.
This has totally revolutionized my life. A must-listen for everyone, whether about to date, dating, engaged, newly-wedded, or married for 50 years. And I couldn't agree more. Your clear-ness is my favorite thing about you and it's the reason seekers love Northpoint.
A fantastic series that makes accepting the lord and implementing it into your everyday existence so easy and attainable. Andy is truly a gifted speaker and an excellent author. I have read 2 of his books and look forward to reading more. Andy is a true master of communication. He has turned many non-church people into true believers.
This "game plan" spoke right to me. Absolutely what I needed. So thankful I have this church 5 min from my house. Awesome podcast,andy stanley is amazing finally praticial Bible teaching that I can really us in my daily life. Thank you Northpoint for not being technologically challenged. Listening to guardrails in the airport on my phone.
Andy Stanley podcasts are relevant, compelling, honest, and spoken with clarity for either those looking for Christ or like me, a seasoned Christian. Will buy his Love Does book this month!
Andy Stanley. Are you who the person you are looking for is looking for? - Andy Stanley. Watch for Free Purchase DVD(s). The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating 3. Designer Sex. 4. If I Were You North Point Community Church North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, GA.
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Answers a lot of questions by Chemtob on Aug 23, Rating: It's helpful to hear the bible presented this way. Definetly going to apply this to my life.