New rules for love sex and dating
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 quotas.” As a pastor, it is disappointing that he avoids Genesis 2, which clearly lays out the purpose of marriage, namely, that it is a covenant relationship between one man, one woman, and God.As hard as it is to admit, America’s most influential pastor will not define or defend the sanctity of marriage because he doesn’t want to upset anyone.So he seems to compromise his teachings by insinuating that Jesus would probably bake a cake for a same-sex wedding couple and therefore Christians should too.
This is the most troublesome part of Stanley’s book.
Not for the faint of heart, Andy Stanley is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and the founding pastor of North Point Community Church in Atlanta, Georgia, with a youthful congregation of more than 12,000.
Stanley is the author of the 1998 Foreword Book of the Year finalist Visioneering, the bestsellers Like a Rock and The Next Generation Leader, and How Good Is Good Enough?
He hosts The Stupendous Marriage Show with his wife, Lisa, is a youth pastor at his church, and is a voiceover artist and audiobook narrator.
His heart is for married couples—to encourage, challenge, and inspire them to have the best relationships possible, and for men who are looking to be godly men of character.
For example, in the second chapter he explains that “preparation is more important than commitment” when it comes to marriage. When it comes to relationships, commitment is way overrated.” An odd statement, especially since Stanley nodes towards America’s high divorce rates in the previous chapter. I don’t believe church people are the only ones preparing to commit.” He continues, “Church happens to be my context.