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?
We have to become the type of person that the person we’re looking for is looking for. But somehow when it comes to love and romance, there is an assumption that we don’t need to ourselves.
The natural part of love is the feeling and chemistry part, but the doing part of love is unnatural.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?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.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.