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The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating: A DVD Study
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The author of 20-plus books, including The New Rules of Love, Sex, and Dating, Ask It, How to Be Rich, Deep & Wide, Enemies of the Heart, When Work & Family Collide, Visioneering, and Next Generation Leader, Andy Stanley holds two degrees, an undergraduate in journalism from Georgia State University and a Masters degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, the impact of which is all too evident in his written work.
In the digital world, his success reaches well beyond local Atlanta-area walls. Two million of Stanley's messages, leadership videos, and podcasts are accessed from North Point's website monthly.
In 2012, Your Move with Andy Stanley premiered on NBC after Saturday Night Live, giving him an even wider audience with which to share his culturally relevant, practical insight for life and leadership. In less than two years, over 36 million episodes have been viewed, underscoring Stanley's impact not only as a communicator but also as a cultural change agent.
But nothing is so personal as his passion for engaging with live audiences, which Stanley has pursued for over a decade, speaking at leadership events around the world. In high demand, he speaks at various events before a yearly audience of both church and organizational leaders of nearly 200,000, including conferences such as Catalyst, Leadercast, Exchange, and the WCA Global Leadership Summit.
"I cannot fill their cups," he often says of the opportunity to impact leaders in business and in ministry, "but I have a responsibility to empty mine."
Andy Stanley and his wife, Sandra, have three grown children and live near Atlanta.
Top Customer Reviews
Andy Stanley's North Point Ministries was named the Largest Church in America, this past year, and now he delivers as extraordinary fresh new look at sex, dating, and marriage— “Old Fashioned is the New Fashion”, with his insightful book, THE NEW RULES FOR LOVE, SEX, AND DATING.
The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating is a discussion guide developed for use with the four-session video, which complements and expands the material in the book. While the material in the discussion guide is intended for use with the video, some of the discussion questions will also reflect content used in the book.
1 The Right Person Myth
2 Gentleman's Club
3 Designer Sex
4 If I Were You
This book is also meant for married couples as well as singles and even for those, like myself not dating but may have grown single children or grandchildren, or for use in the leadership of young adults. As we all are aware, sex is leveraged to sell just about everything. Actually the promise of no strings-attached sex with a way above-average-looking person is used to sell just about everything. Sexual scandals among politicians, athletes, and celebrities. Infidelity is woven into the plot of just about every form of entertainment that involves a plot.
As you process the issues and questions surrounding your sexuality and expressions of your sexuality, don’t forget the broader context – sex isn’t just physical. It’s one component of a multifaceted biological, physiological, and psychological miracle that is you. So cherish it, protect it, preserve it, reserve it!
I loved this part: The present will be your past, which will be present in your future.Read more ›
Life has become increasingly complicated in the new millennium, in part, because American culture has thrown out “the rule book”. Some blame the pill; some blame the feminists; some blame the media. Whatever the reason, the irony is that the emotional and financial costs of broken relationships have never been higher.
In his new book, The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating, Andy Stanley writes:
“I’m not all that interested in why things are the way they are. I’m more interested in helping you navigate the way things are. My purpose in writing is to increase your relational satisfaction” (14).
Fair enough. But then Stanley then goes on to offer a rather rare insight:
“I’ve met with many struggling married couples who would describe themselves as having ‘marriage problems.’ But in all my years I’ve never talked to a married couple that actually had a marriage problem. What I have discovered is that people with problems get married and their problems collide. What was manageable as a single person eventually becomes unmanageable within the context of marriage” (20).
Wow. This is getting down to brass tacks! Instead of looking for that perfect person to solve all your problems, Stanley says—hey, look in the mirror!
Andy Stanley is a pastor who does not sound or write like a pastor. He describes himself as a communicator, author, and pastor and founder of North Point Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia. His book is written in 10 chapters, including:
1. The Right Person Myth;
2. Commitment is Overrated;
3. Becoming the Right Person;
4. So Becoming;
5. Love Is;
6. Gentleman’s Club;
7. The Way Forward;
8.Read more ›
Whew. Okay. Just had to say that quick a second.
But for real. I've never read anything by Andy Stanley (until this, and I most certainly will check out his other stuff soon!). The real reason I picked up this book was because I thought "Nice! I like that cover design! A lot! Super catchy cover..." and then I was like "Yeah, okay. I'll read that." Figured it might help me out with this whole Drew-likes-this-girl crazy random happenstance that popped up in my life about 2 months ago... and is becoming official soon. Woop woop!
This book was extremely readable. Stanley has a neat way with word that I found super engaging, fresh, and graspable.
The content was STELLAR. I'm a pretty traditional guy when it comes to dating and all that jazz, and Stanley did an EXCELLENT job crafting all the thoughts and feelings I have about what I ought to be doing/being in a relationship. No spoilers here - PICK UP THIS BOOK! Especially if you're a dude (Seriously, check out chapters 6 and 7). But if you're not a dude, this is also a great book for you too! Stanley describes a really practical, really wise way of going about making your relationship as successful as possible.
Another thing, he doesn't hold back any punches. He disclaimers this a lot - necessary or not - I do feel that his candid demeanor was spot on. He spells it out clearly, all the while giving an incredibly convicting call to action for both guys and girls. Get ready to be called out on the carpet. It's good. Really really good.
This book was heavy on the topic of sex. And for that I was glad. It was a really refreshing, well-needed perspective to hear.
All that to say. This book was such a great resource, for me.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is almost 200 pager long advice to stay abstinent of sex before marriage or between marriages! What else do you expect the pastor would say. Read morePublished 6 hours ago by Katerina
This is a great series! One of my favorites by Andy! Great for youth groups tooPublished 13 hours ago by Stephen
What an amazing book! Focusing on both the struggles young men and women go through as well as divorced persons.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great read....keeps the focus on you ., just ordered another book written by Andy Stanley, called "Enemies of the Heart"Published 10 days ago by Catherine Allen
Its like knowing you should eat vegetables when all you can find is a vending machine and you are starving. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
It was a very helpful book although there was A lot of repetition, but I'm guessing that's how he drills us to remember his point. This book is worth your time. Read morePublished 26 days ago by kk
Practical, truthful, in your face... Exactly what we need and people are looking for in 2016. People have been lied to at worst when it comes to sex and its meaning and at best... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ronnie Collins