You used them in the same sentence, but they are different things.The natural part of love is the feeling and chemistry part, but the doing part of love is unnatural.RNS: Is it true that when you taught this content to your church, you talked about “bitches” and “hos” on Mother’s Day. I received one complaint via email from a guy visiting who felt like I was picking on a particular “culture.” I emailed him back and told him a culture comfortable referring to women as bitches and hos is a culture that views women as a commodity. AS: Twenty years ago, most of us considered pornography a pastime, not a pathway.A culture that views people as a commodity is a culture sliding towards softening their position on slavery. There was not that much information about the addictive nature of porn. For the guy who says, “This is just entertainment, and there isn’t anything morally wrong with that,” then I say, “You apparently think that a real body isn’t enough for you.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.That somehow commitment will trump the needs for preparation.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?
When a woman is raped or a child is sexually abused, they don’t just shake it off and go on as if they were merely mugged.
I met with them to ask lots of questions, including their response to the series because I did not address the LGBT community directly.
It was unanimous that they thought it was helpful and shared some of the stuff they learned.
The pastor of one America’s largest churches is peeling back the covers on topics that might make some Christians squirm.
Andy Stanley, pastor of the 30,000 member North Point Ministries, addresses a range of issues from human sexuality to pornography in his latest book, The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating.
Our sexuality goes way beyond what is physical, and we see that especially in the realm of sexual abuse.