Love, Sex, & Dating

Alli Billings was goofing off on YouTube and listening to inspirational messages and sermons before she would go to bed and she stumbled across Love, Sex, & Dating from Andy Stanley. He had a four parts series called “The Right Person Myth,” “The Gentlemen’s Club,” “Designer Sex,” and “If I Were You.” When Alli listened to it, she started to understand the foundation of a relationship and what it took to build it.

The first part of the series called “The Right Person Myth” is about when a woman or man meets the right person, everything will be all right. In this message, Andy challenged Alli to ask herself, Are you who the person you are looking for is looking for? He gave a scripture reference to 1 Corinthians 13:4-5, which discusses how we should express love towards our significant other. In verse four, it states, “Love is patient.” The verse means that love never pressures the other person. Love is kind means to be considerate of each other. Love does not envy means not to be jealous of one another. Love does not boast means love is not prideful. Love do not dishonor others is not to behave disgracefully or indecently. Love is not self-seeking, which means love is not selfish. The second part of the series called “The Gentlemen’s Club” was designed for men (Stanley, 2011). The first two parts of the four-part series had an interesting take on love, sex, and dating for women and men.

The third part of the series called “Designer Sex” tells a message of how cultures try to convince us that sex is only physical. But if this were true, why is the pain of sexual sin so deep? Because sex is not only physical but designed by God to mean so much more. Mr. Stanley addresses common myths about sex outside of marriage and has two specific challenges going forward.

The two specific challenges he speaks about in his message are that sex is not just physical, and intimacy is to know and be fully understood. According to 1 Corinthians 6:16 it states, “Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For as it is written, the two will become one flesh.”  In 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 it said, 18 “Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own 20 for you were bought with a price. So, glorify God in your body.

The fourth part of the series called “If I Were You” Andy has a “to do” list that will prepare men and women to one day say “I do” and mean it.

Published by Allistar Banks-Author

Allistar Banks is a multi-genre author of several books ranging from children to young adult fiction. A Professional Pet Sitter by day, novelist by night, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from Lander University. A McCormick, SC native, she is a lover of southern cuisine, the mountains, local art, and history.

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