Andy stanley sermons on dating
But I asked them if they wished I would have addressed them specifically since all of my illustrations and teaching assumed heterosexual relationships.
These men and women unanimously said “no.” They said that in the LGBT community, when they attend church, they are accustomed to contextualizing all the relationship teaching anyway. I told the men in our churches that if they have songs on their playlist that refer to women as “bitches” or “hos,” they needed go home and clean out their playlist.
But when that begins to wane, the relationship can go in the same direction. It says that the relational part of the relationship should take precedent over the sexual or physical component of the relationship.
[tweetable]If you’re looking for a long-term relationship, put the relational component ahead of the sexual one.[/tweetable] RNS: How can a history of sexual abuse impact the way these rules function in your life?
While the broader culture continues to fight over what “sexual morality” means, one thing is certain: Andy Stanley is determined not to sit this one out.
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?
RNS: You say that “love is unnatural.” A lot of people would say love is inherent to who we are as humans and one of the most natural things we can feel or express or do. AS: Love is natural in terms of a feeling, but not in terms of doing.And your girlfriend’s body or your wife’s body is not enough for you.” If you’re going to get married, you should tell your fiancé that.It sounds absurd, but if porn is going to be part of your life, you need to tell the other person that.The feeling part is “we love the same music and restaurants and we can talk for hours.” The doing part of love is patience, self-control, and selflessness, and putting others first.The kind of love that goes the distance doesn’t come naturally to us.