Thursday, November 19, 2015
The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating by Andy Stanley
"Are you the person the person you are looking for is looking for?"
Think that if you met the "right person" everything will turn out "right"? Think again. In The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating, Andy Stanley explores the challenges, assumptions & land mines associated with dating in the 21st century. Best of all, he offers the most practical & uncensored advice you will ever hear on this topic. Not for the faint of heart, this book challenges singles to step up & set a new standard for this generation.
"If you don't want a marriage like the majority of marriages, then stop dating like the majority of daters!"
I really didn't think I would learn anything new from this book because I thought had seen, heard & been through it all. But I was sorely mistaken. Initially, I wanted it for my teenage daughter, but as a nearing middle aged woman, I found myself wondering why I never thought about these things before. It's true that you can learn something no matter how old you are. Common sense is not always common.
As a young woman, I was clingy, needy, selfish, & completely insane & yet wondered why my relationships never lasted long. I wanted the young men to change into what I wanted, but it didn't occur to me that perhaps there were some issues I needed to work on before I even thought about being in a relationship. Most people don't acknowledge their own character flaws & walk right into marriage with their eyes closed & then wonder why things aren't working. This book will help to open those eyes.
Not only is "New Rules" packed full of practical advice for any age, whether you're married or single, it actually helped to restore my belief that it is possible to have a healthy, loving marriage that can last a lifetime. Who'd of thunk it? Although Stanley is a Christian pastor, I think people of any religious background will be able to appreciate the wisdom found in this book.
It's well written, engaging & humorous & a must have for those wanting to get married. This is the most useful & interesting book I have reviewed to date. I plan to make it required reading for my daughter whether she wants to read it or not so that she won't end up making the same mistakes I did . EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK. Get one for yourself, your kids, & your kid's kids. You'll be glad you did.
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This book was received complimentary & post sponsored courtesy of Family Christian.