Andy stanley dating and relationships
– short book with good insight, perspective, and practical advice on navigating singleness and relationships Advice for Young Men by John Harris — a brief article that’s challenging and inspiring. “The New Rules for Sex, Love, and Dating” by Andy Stanley – solid series that’s perceptive, profound, and practical.
Also a solid series and a great overview (and very practical) on love, romance, dating, sex, marriage, and family: “The Mingling of Souls” by Matt Chandler.
I’m telling you these things because I want your relationships to succeed.
While presenting I Corinthians 13:4-8, Stanley moves slowly through each of the Apostle Paul's love descriptors careful to paint a clear picture of what love looks like when it is "not easily angered" or "rejoices with truth." By using Scripture—an overall rare occurrence in this book—Stanley creates an easily digestible to-do and not-to-do list with practical, contemporary examples that squash the fairytale "love" narratives inundating our culture. I was disappointed with Stanley's book for a couple reasons, the first being its lack of depth.
Meeting the right person, getting married, and living happily ever after in a house with a white picket fence, is a dream that invades the minds of most people.
While the white picket fence may have gone by the wayside, meeting the right person and living happily ever after has not.
Online dating services provide a similar context." Likely Stanley does not intend to convey to his readers that it is unnecessary to finding someone who shares your faith so long as you prepare for marriage well by paying off your debt, breaking bad habits, and addressing past experiences.
However, his ambiguity threaded throughout his book actually does more harm than good. I committed to reading this book from cover to cover and as Stanley jumped head first into debunking myths like "maybe a baby will help?