When we tell kids “No.” with no reasoning, there is no way they’re going to follow through with our creed. There is an ingrained curiosity in kids of all ages to know the who, what, where, when, and why of all things.
Only when they know the reason behind the statement, will they consider adopting it as their own beliefs.
The pastor of one America’s largest churches is peeling back the covers on topics that might make some Christians squirm.
Andy Stanley, pastor of the 30,000 member North Point Ministries, addresses a range of issues from human sexuality to pornography in his latest book, The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating.
As I stumble through the awkward limbo of single, yet soon-to-be-married, I’ve tried to read every resource tagged within the “marriage,” “love,” and “relationships” genre.
RNS: If these are the new rules for love, sex, and dating, what are some of the old rules that you don’t think work anymore?In this series he attempted to persuade singles to take The One Year Challenge.The challenge is quite simple, NO DATING for one entire year and no sex before marriage.AS: I don’t know that they are rules so much as assumptions.One of the big assumptions I challenge is: As long as I’m in love and the chemistry is right, then everything is going to turn out right.