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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.
This is the most troublesome part of Stanley’s book.
It fails to lay out clearly the sanctity of marriage and its divine purpose, which has to do with much more than fulfilling our “relational satisfaction quotas.” As a pastor, it is disappointing that he avoids Genesis 2, which clearly lays out the purpose of marriage, namely, that it is a covenant relationship between one man, one woman, and God.
As hard as it is to admit, America’s most influential pastor will not define or defend the sanctity of marriage because he doesn’t want to upset anyone.
First, I've been eager to study a book together, as we used to do on Wednesday nights, and to try out a new format that I hope will help us stay alert ... The title is a bit too hip for my taste, but the message is important and urgent.
I’m grateful that Stanley tackles other tough issues like sexual purity before marriage and how to explain biblical submission to our friends.- For the next few weeks, I'll be filling in for Mike in the afternoon service.I'm happy to do it for several reasons, two of which I want to name. More - Today we come to chapter 3 in our study of Joshua Harris's little book, Stop Dating the Church and Fall in Love with the Family of God.More - Today we come to chapter 4 in our study of the book, Stop Dating the Church and Fall in Love with the Family of God.Its author is Joshua Harris, a man who used to bounce from church to church, but found no satisfaction till he settled down in one church and gave himself to it in body and soul. More - After taking a couple of weeks off, we now return to our study of the little book, Stop Dating the Church and Fall in Love with the Family of God.
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More - Today, with God's blessing, we will finish Chapter 5 of Joshua Harris' little book, Stop Dating the Church and Fall in Love with the Family of God. More - This afternoon, with God's blessing, we will finish our study of Joshua Harris's little book, Stop Dating the Church and Fall in Love with the Family of God.