I am the Director of Missions for our ministry and work with high school and college students. We are preparing them for our trips and have them in group study. Many relational questions come up during our sessions and after reading the intro of this book I will be using it as a reference and having them read the book. It is definitely scripture based, God inspired. Thank you for writing this. This was one of my all time favorite series. This needs to be read by all parents and single people. Just last nIght, we were talking in small group about how helpful the messages are on parenting when delivered by both you and Andy.
This was a fantastic and practical sermon series!! We are looking forward to reading the book!! It changed so much for me. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little. When I write this, I write it after having wept for God. I wept because of the massacre in Paris and I wept when I read your blog. Because I know this is not God. I went on a mission trip to Haiti with the church. I was there the first time Andy gave this sermon.
Almost three years ago I left the church. We are all the broken world, whether we attend church every Sunday or take our clothes off for a living, we are no more or less broken than the next person.
The person I thought I was looking for was a respected Christian man who would be a leader in our faith and our family. So I volunteered for everything, I joined a Small Group, served at Passion, in the church, attended church every Sunday, sang the loudest raised my hands the highest.
I went at it with my entire heart thinking that surely I was becoming that person. Then one day God placed it on my heart to leave the church and see the world through His eyes.
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I stopped becoming the person that the person I thought I was looking for was looking for and started to become the person that God needed me to be. Two years later, God put into my life my husband. When we isolate ourselves through our beliefs and separate ourselves from what we deem is right and wrong, we create an illusion that we live a God like life.
Christ did not live this way, the Pharisees did. Christ walked amongst the ones that the Pharisees thought themselves to be too good for. He came to tell the world that no one was underserving of His love. He came without judgement for the ones the church judged.
Every time I pass a church my heart aches. I ache for the community and I ache knowing how judgmental the church is on the world. All churches are and NPCC and its communities is not immune from this. You and I both know that the most judgmental people lie inside of the church.
Instead we should be teaching our singles to love like Christ did, unconditionally without judgement and to become not the person that they are looking for is looking for, but to become the person God needs you to be; forgiving, loving, graceful, and with the knowledge that we are all broken and all are deserving of His love and our love. What a great and much needed topic.
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I love the perspective and balance Andy brings with his teaching. Thanks so much for this opportunity. We LOVE listening to your hubby every week.
Hope you have a great week!! Take care of each other and your beautiful family — God Bless,. I would love to have a copy for my son. He just turned 13 and we need all the guidance we can get!! This was one of the best sermon series ever. I would love to introduce this to my daughter, who just turned Thank you for the giveaway! Andy did a phenomenal teaching on this! The book is an excellent resource, as well as the video. We have munchkins and thankfully not ready for any talks regarding this, but have a couple of something friends we sent the video series link to.
Will absolutely pick up a copy of the book! I would love this book to ready with my son Dominic. He just turned Even better if Andy signs it. Maybe Andy could sign the book to Dominic. Would love to send you something special too.
I would love a copy to share with my two teenage daughters. I also am about to lead a group of college girls in a Bible Study. What a great book to share with them! Maam, I would like to win it for my toddler children. As I wish I did all these before my marriage. Now, it seems so hard for revival.
Would share this with a divorced friend who has just recently begun dating again, four years post divorce…. Exactly what she needs to read right now! I am very excited to read this book! This is a book I know both my husband and myself would love to use as a helpful guide for such a very important subject with ours sons. Would love to add this book for them and us! I have two children- one in college and one a senior in high school. I have shared the videos series The New Rules for Love, Sex and Dating as well as the corresponding discussion questions that are available online with both my children.
These resources have initiated an ongoing discussion between each child and myself.
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Ha ha just kidding. My husband is a pastor too. Having read you more recent blog on coaching teenagers and knowing that I am prone to controlling, this book seems like it would be a big help in the area of dating for both boys and girls and I have one of each! I stumbled upon this giveaway today. I may be a little late. I would love a copy of this book, for my girls. I have watched the 4part series and referred my young adult single daughter, as well as my 17 yr old daughter to also watch. I love his perspective and genuine personality.
The New Rules For Love Sex & Dating
Need a yummy side dish for your Christmas Dinner? Give this a try! Breathing Room is finally on bookshelves. But it was supposed to be there 12 months ago.
When my oldest son, Andrew, entered high school, it dawned on me that I was in the latter half of my full-time, hands-on mom season. Over the course of history, in every generation, there is perpetual discussion about what story might qualify as the greatest story ever told.