Undoubtedly, he has provided Bible-based premarital and martial counseling to thousands of struggling couples.
While Stanley does not blatantly deviate from historic Christian teaching on the subjects discussed (in the book, at least he does little to define or defend dating for 3 måneder uden sex their divine purpose within its pages.
It fails to lay out clearly the sanctity of marriage and its divine purpose, which has to do with much more than fulfilling our relational satisfaction"s.After all, the author is the Evangelical pastor of the largest church in America.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?Nor does it do his readers any good, I might add.But instead of pastoral counseling, readers are offered endless clichés like, the right person doesnt always act right, your relationship will never be healthier than you, and fix your pet, not your partner.But if readers dont have a foundational understanding of the moral implications of the marriage covenant, then the rest of the discussion is pointless.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.Ill start with the positive.While presenting I Corinthians 13:4-8, Stanley moves slowly through each of the Apostle Pauls love descriptors careful to paint a clear picture of what love looks like when it is not easily angered or rejoices with truth.Stanleys answer was quite different.As I stumble through the awkward limbo of single, yet soon-to-be-married, Ive tried to read every resource tagged within the marriage, love, and relationships genre.
Geared towards the young, unwed, and culturally savvy, Stanley explains thailandske kvinder for at opfylde in the introduction that his purpose for writing.
However, his ambiguity threaded throughout his book actually does more harm than good.The books strength lies in providing clarity on the idea that love is an action, not an emotion.Still I pressed onward with hopes of encountering helpful gems of wisdom and Christian counsel over the next 200 pages.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.When it comes to relationships, commitment is way overrated.I wanted to apply the brakes and demand a wiser starting point.An odd statement, especially since Stanley nodes towards Americas high divorce rates in the previous chapter.Online dating services provide a similar context.What does that mean?The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating (Zondervan, January 2015) is to increase your relational satisfaction".