Sermon on teen dating
Undoubtedly, he has provided Bible-based premarital and martial counseling to thousands of struggling couples.
But instead of pastoral counseling, readers are offered endless clichés like, "the right person doesn't always act right," "your relationship will never be healthier than you," and "fix your pet, not your partner."Stanley does expound on his amusing sound bites, but prefers to draw from clever anecdotes and humorous stories rather than Scripture.
Satan, Devotion, Diagnosis, Diapers, Diet, Dieting, Different, Difficulty, Dilemma, Diligence, Diplomacy, Direction, purpose, Directions, Disagreement, cf.
conflict, Disappointment, Disaster, finding good in, Discernment, Disciple, Disciples, death of; see apostles, Discipleship, Discipline, Disciplines, Discovered, Discretion, Discussion, questions, Disgrace, Disguise, Dishonest, Dishonor, Disillusion, Disobedience, Dispensationalism, Dispute, Dissonance, Distinction, Distraction, Division, Division, 1 Corinthians, Divorce, Doctor, Doctrine, Dog, Dostoevsky, Fyodor, Double Standard, Doubt, Doubtful Things, Dream, Drinking, Driving, Drought, Drunkenness, Dumb, Duplicity, Duty, Dysfunctional Easter, Eastern Religions, Ebenezer, Ecclesiastes, Economics, Ecumenicism, Edificiation, Education, Effective, Effort, Elder, Election, cf.
This is the most troublesome part of Stanley's book.
witnessing, death of Christ, Evidence, Evil, problem of, Evolution, Exactness, Exaggeration, Examination, Example, Excellence, Excuses, Exercise, Exercises, Exhaustion, Exhaustive, Exodus, Expectation, Expediency, Experience, Expert, Expiation, also see propitiation, Explanations, Exposed, Expression, Extreme, Ezekiel, Ezra Face, Faction, Failure, Fair, Faith Healing, Faith, and works, Faith, cf. Death, Fury, Futility, Future Galatians, Gambling, Gandhi, Geese, General, General, General Revelation, Generation Gap, Generosity, Genesis, Genius, Gentleness, Geography, Gift, Gifts, spiritual, cf.
We might expect an Evangelical pastor's answer to explain that he did not address this community because LGBT lifestyles do not fit the parameters of marriage as God defined it. "I met with about 13 of our [church's] attenders who are apart of the LGBT community…
It was unanimous that they thought it was helpful and shared some of the stuff they learned."Sadly, Stanley's new book does little to ease the bubbling concerns of faithful Christians listening to the Georgia pastor's provocative sermons and statements coupled with questionable silence on unorthodox teachings. Tozer, an Evangelical thinker and teacher, wrote, "He believes it, but he doesn't teach it, and what you don't believe strongly enough to teach doesn't do you any good." Nor does it do his readers any good, I might add.
I'm grateful that Stanley tackles other tough issues like sexual purity before marriage and how to explain biblical submission to our friends.
But if readers don't have a foundational understanding of the moral implications of the marriage covenant, then the rest of the discussion is pointless.