Andy stanley love sex and dating part 3
I hope the primary takeaway of these teachings is that: [tweetable]people should focus on becoming someone instead of finding someone.[/tweetable]RNS: You say that “you are sexually compatible with far more people than you’re relationally compatible with.” What are you getting at?AS: When it comes to romance, people put a premium on the romantic part as if that is the litmus.The average person would hear that and say, “That’s not true.” But that is the approach most people take to romantic relationships.
[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?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.Our sexuality goes way beyond what is physical, and we see that especially in the realm of sexual abuse.RNS: Word on the street is that your church is becoming “gay-friendly,” whatever that means.