The new rules for love
' ---Andy Stanley The Kindle version was cheap, .99 so I bought it out of a curiosity for what the loyal opposition is doing.
While I am a rather poor excuse for a Christian (I like Christmas Trees) with a one way ticket to hell for some matters involving lusting over a bare thigh (in church no less) for which I refuse to ask forgiveness, I am a rather dyed in the wool monogamist.
The sexual part of the marriage died, leaving both of them frustrated and confused.
So one or both of them decided that maybe he didn’t marry “the right person” after all. The good news is that marriage doesn’t have to be like that. Our culture doesn’t celebrate this different way because it’s boring.
But over time, all of that is eventually squashed by our unbridled, selfish, self-preserving natures.
We’re usually able to spot ’em three or four scenes into a movie or a half-dozen chapters into a novel. I assume you don’t take your relationship cues from script writers and authors.The brand of love Paul describes is a nonnegotiable for those desiring to sustain the chemistry and romance that make the early days of a relationship so exhilarating.Romance is sustained by patience, kindness, humility, and a short memory.Think about some popular movies, TV shows, and songs about romance. Healthy relationships don’t result from pursuing desirable qualities on a check-list.