Love sex and dating
” —Andy Stanley Also includes a four-session small group discussion guide to be used with The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating video (sold separately).A special thank you to Zondervan Non-Fiction and Net Galley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.But there’s nothing boring about actually living happily ever after — and you can, provided you come to understand that “happily ever after” requires preparation and changing your mind-set. If you date with the idea that you’re on a quest for the right person, you’re setting yourself up for failure.Think about some popular movies, TV shows, and songs about romance. Healthy relationships don’t result from pursuing desirable qualities on a check-list.
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.
Yet, the idea that happiness will be achieved when we find the right person is statistically unrealistic as evidenced by the divorce rate, not only in the world, but in the church. This week we offer lesson one in this study, and we invite you to participate with us.
We’re usually able to spot ’em three or four scenes into a movie or a half-dozen chapters into a novel. I assume you don’t take your relationship cues from script writers and authors.
But it’s possible you’ve embraced the underlying premise that holds these story lines and episodes together.
That assumption being: That’s what many married people told themselves when they were single. They met someone they were physically attracted to, added sex to the relationship right away, and fell into a kind of neurochemical bliss that made them believe that not only had they never loved like this, Soon enough, their relationship problems began causing chemistry problems.