So for the price, I thought I would see what the good pastor has to say. Sex is a powerful binding element in human relationships, but it does not guarantee longevity in a committed relationship.He states the way to resolve your relationship issues is with a clear head before you get involved with sex.It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
While I am a rather poor excuse for a Christian (I like Christmas Trees) with a one way ticket to hell for some matters involving lusting over a bare thigh (in church no less) for which I refuse to ask forgiveness, I am a rather dyed in the wool monogamist. Later chapters he drags out the sin and purity and starts thumping the Bible, but if you can get around the rhetoric, for the most part the suggestions in this book are good and would apply to non-religious folks as well as the religious. His main tenet is that instead of looking for the right partner become the right partner. That said however I will admit that I think he is right, jumping into sex prematurely blinds one to the relationship flaws.' ---Andy Stanley The Kindle version was cheap, .99 so I bought it out of a curiosity for what the loyal opposition is doing.While I am a rather poor excuse for a Christian (I like Christmas Trees) with a one way ticket to hell for some matters involving lusting over a bare thigh (in church no less) for which I refuse to ask forgiveness, I am a rather dyed in the wool monogamist.Whether in a group or by yourself, this study will help you set a course toward “being the right person.” ~ Fred Bittner, Faith Gateway Bible Study * * * “At the center of every great love story are two people who are for each other, destined to be together. Three hundred pages or a hundred and twenty minutes later they’ve figured out what we knew all along, leaving us entertained and, in some cases, inspired by their story. I realize that you realize movies, reality TV, and novels don’t reflect real life.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.Think about some popular movies, TV shows, and songs about romance. Healthy relationships don’t result from pursuing desirable qualities on a check-list.What do they indicate about our culture’s current rules regarding love, sex, and dating? 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.The brand of love Paul describes is a nonnegotiable for those desiring to sustain the chemistry and romance that make the early days of a relationship so exhilarating.Romance is sustained by patience, kindness, humility, and a short memory.