The New Rules for Love Sex and Dating

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310342205
Release Date: 2015-01-06
Genre: Religion

“Are you the person the person you are looking for is looking for?" —Andy Stanley Single? Looking for the "right person"? Thinking that if you met the "right person" everything would turn out "right"? Think again. In The New Rules For Love, Sex & Dating, Andy Stanley explores the challenges, assumptions, and land mines associated with dating in the twenty-first century. Best of all, he offers the most practical and uncensored advice you will ever hear on this topic. Not for the faint of heart, The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating challenges singles to step up and set a new standard for this generation. “If you don't want a marriage like the majority of marriages, then stop dating like the majority of daters!” —Andy Stanley Also includes a four-session small group discussion guide to be used with The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating video (sold separately).

Swipe Right

Author: Levi Lusko
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780718035839
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Religion

God wants you to have amazing sex There is nothing more powerful on earth than the forces of love, sex, and romance. In fact, relationships are a matter of life-and-death importance. So how you can train today for the relationship you want tomorrow? In Swipe Right, Levi Lusko shares with raw honesty from his own life experiences and God’s Word how to regret-proof your marriage bed and your deathbed resist settling for instant pleasure by discovering what your heart really longs for learn how to avoid and treat sexual scars by careful living today turn the clumsy “sex talk” with your child into dialogue that leads to wise choices transform a stagnant marriage by trading predictable nearness for mind-blowing intimacy God’s dreams for your life are not intended to kill your joy but to enhance it. Whether you’re fed up with dating and hooking up as usual, tired of being single, numb because of porn and casual sex, or curious about how to improve your marriage, this book is for you. Praise for Swipe Right “It’s my hope that whoever reads this will have their thoughts of the heart as seriously provoked as mine have been.” —Ryan Good Producer, writer, and entrepreneur “It’s a perspective I believe we need now more than ever.” —Steven Furtick Pastor, Elevation Church, and New York Times bestselling author “One day, someday, there will be a day where you will need the down-to-earth wisdom in this book like you will oxygen.” —Joel Houston Songwriter, Hillsong United, and pastor, Hillsong NYC “Swipe Right isn’t just another book of how-not-tos but an honest, gritty, and real-time approach to navigating dating, sex, and romance with our souls and sanity intact.” —Judah Smith Lead pastor, The City Church, and New York Times bestselling author of Jesus Is _____. “Swipe Right is a timely, wonderful, prophetic, and needed message for our generation.” —Christine Caine Founder of the A21 Campaign and bestselling author of Unashamed “If you are wondering what God’s plans are for your love life, or leading those in search of his plan for theirs, you need this book.” —Louie Giglio Pastor of Passion City Church, founder of Passion Conferences, and author of The Comeback “This is a good book. Study it, ponder it, and, if you know a fifteen-year-old, tell them to read it.” —Max Lucado New York Times bestselling author “We need the Swipe Right message now more than ever before.” —Lysa TerKeurst New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries “This is more than just a book; it’s a life jacket!” —Chris Tomlin Grammy Award–winning musician and author of Good Good Father “Levi shows that God will light our way, if we allow him to.” —Carl Lentz Pastor, Hillsong NYC “Funny and engaging, while simultaneously practical and hard-hitting.” —Craig Groeschel Pastor of Life.Church and author of From This Day Forward

What Makes You Happy Participant s Guide

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310085003
Release Date: 2017-01-24
Genre: Religion

Everybody wants to be happy. Everybody is on a happiness quest. For many, happiness is measured in moments. Experiences. It's elusive. Unsustainable. What about you? What makes you happy? Something comes to mind for each of us. In this six-session video Bible study, pastor Andy Stanley examines the ways in which we tend to define happiness and explains how that definition influences the way we pursue it. He reveals that happiness is about who, not what, and that happy people are at peace with God, with others, and with themselves. He also shows how sin undermines peace because it separates us from God, others, and ourselves by substituting pleasure for fulfillment, things for people, images for intimacy, and self-expression for self-control. We are often tempted to believe that happiness comes from acquiring things, but happiness is actually an outcome of what we sow in our lives. We can’t acquire, consume, or exercise our way to happiness, but we may be able to serve and volunteer our way there. In the end, we find that if we live as if it’s all about us, we will never be happy. Sessions include: Nothing Plan for It Peace with God Happy Money Shoes You’re Not Enough Designed for use with the What Makes You Happy DVD (sold separately).

The Perfect Match

Author: Wes Raley
Publisher: V Books
ISBN:
Release Date: 2018-08-07
Genre: Religion

★Amazon #1 Best Seller ★2018 Best Indie Book of the Year Award Winner by Read Freely Many people easily believe that God has a plan for their lives but are plagued by the fear that He doesn't have a plan for their spouse. If God is sovereign and has a plan for your life, how should you live on the way to finding your spouse? And is there anything you should be doing right now to make sure you follow His plan? Just consider three questions: Are you tired of watching others find their match while you sit on the sidelines? Are you afraid you'll never find the person God has for you? Are you questioning whether past relationship decisions were a mistake? This book will give you clarity about your future! The pain of wondering if there's ever going to be a match for you can be unbearable. Frustration and fear can result from not knowing what God is promising you or how to find the person you were made for. Past failures and long waiting can raise a whole host of questions, fears, and doubts: Will you be single forever? Does God care? Have you missed the one? God doesn't want to leave you guessing! With practical insight grounded in scripture and painful personal experience, this book will powerfully convey: ✔If God has a match for you. ✔What the Bible teaches about perfect matches. ✔Why God doesn't punish people with singleness. ✔How to find the person God made you for. ✔What you can do right now to prepare for your match. ✔Why God doesn't want you to give up or throw in the towel. ✔How to enjoy your current season of life instead of hating it. ✔How to stay in the plan that God has for you. There are no perfect people today, but there are still perfect matches. And the scriptures give incredible insight about things you can do right now to find your match. The practical wisdom in this book will give you incredible clarity about your next steps, help you embrace the destiny God has for you, and prepare you for a beautiful life with the person you were truly made for. Wes Raley is the author of four books about God's will for your life and relationships.

New Game

Author: Harris O'Malley
Publisher:
ISBN: 0996487115
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: Self-Help

Ever wish dating came with an instruction manual? Now it does. New Game + is the book that every geeky guy wishes he had. If you've been struggling with dating, then it's time to start again and get it right this time. Whether you're looking for that one special relationship, something more casual or simply want to get better at meeting incredible women, dating and relationship expert Harris O'Malley (AKA Dr. NerdLove) shows you the way, from the first "hello" to the knock out kiss. New Game + helps you break through the anxiety of meeting new amazing women, helps demystify the rules of relationships, teaches you what to say and when, and helps you generate the chemistry that makes you irresistible. No tricks. No cheesy gimmicks. No creepy manipulative tactics. New Game + is your guide to becoming the man you always wished you could be.

Go Fish Study Guide

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 9780307563026
Release Date: 2010-04-14
Genre: Religion

Tell Faith-Filled Fish Tales Fishing stories. We’ve all heard them. “It was this big.” “You should have seen the one that got away.” People love to tell stories of their fishing adventures. When it comes to faith, however, most people clam up. Why is it we can’t talk about what God has done in our lives as naturally as we can spin fishing tales? In this six-session companion study guide to the Go Fish DVD, Andy Stanley explores the motivation behind sharing our faith. Discover God’s heart for those who don’t know Him and the role that we can play in introducing others to Him. Along the way you will be equipped with tools that will help you make sharing your faith a natural part of your life. This study guide is complete with a leader’s guide and six lessons, including conversation-starting exercises, discussion questions, and application steps. Story Behind the Book Andy Stanley, senior pastor of three North Point Ministries campuses, with a cumulative congregation of more than twenty thousand, has had countless conversations with everyday Christians who struggle to share their faith with confidence and ease. Though not everyone has “the gift,” evangelism is something we’re each called to. This curriculum was designed to take the fear out of sharing the good news of Christ, and to help you talk about it as naturally as you would that exciting fishing trip last weekend! From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Love Playbook

Author: La La Anthony
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698136830
Release Date: 2014-01-28
Genre: Family & Relationships

#1 New York Times Bestseller La La Anthony shares her one-of-a-kind rules on matters of the heart. Star of VH1’s La La’s Full Court Life, actress, entrepreneur, and wife of New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, La La Anthony found love and success on her own terms. But before La La was a strong woman balancing a growing career, a high-profile marriage, and motherhood, she suffered through bad dates, tumultuous relationships, and backstabbing friends. She learned the hard way how to rise above it all to live the life she loves. Now La La channels those lessons into a personal playbook, providing empowering go-to advice for healthy relationships and a happy life. Candidly, she draws on her personal experiences, revealing intimate details about her marriage and past relationships to illustrate what she’s learned the hard way: from teaching your man the right way to treat a woman to dealing with a fickle friend and, of course, how to snag a baller. Through her non-nonsense advice on dating, love, marriage, and more, you will learn how to take control of your relationships, rise above adversity, and live your life by your rules. The Love Playbook is the everywoman guide to dating, finding love, building healthy relationships, and staying true to yourself along the way. “The first rule of love is that the ball is in the woman’s court.”

Christian Participant s Guide

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310693369
Release Date: 2013-04-10
Genre: Religion

This eight-session video-based bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), join pastor and bestselling Andy Stanley as he examines the characteristics Jesus used to define those who follow him and the implications they have for believers today. In Christian, you’ll learn: What one word should be descriptive of every Christian How Jesus’ followers should treat those who are outside the faith Why people love Jesus but can’t stand his followers What does is mean to be Christian? Curiously, the term is never used in Scripture. Instead, Christian was a label used by outsiders to define Jesus’ followers. Jesus referenced ‘disciple’ as the key word he used to describe his supporters along with the fact that they would be known for their love – a novel concept for their time – and ours today. Through eight engaging and enlightening sessions, Andy Stanley unpacks these qualities Jesus prescribes for his followers that made them unique. What if believers today embodied these traits? Would the non-believing world put aside its definition of ‘Christian’ and instead know us by our love? Sessions include: Brand Recognition Quitters Insiders, Outsiders Showing Up When Gracie Met Truthy Angry Birds Loopholes Working It Out Designed for use with the Christian Video Study 9780310693352 (sold separately).

Twisting the Truth Participant s Guide

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310864509
Release Date: 2009-08-30
Genre: Religion

Unraveling the Lies That Twist Our LivesIn six insight-packed sessions, Andy Stanley exposes four destructive and all-too-prevalent lies about authority, pain, sex, and sin. They’re deceptions powerful enough to ruin our relationships, our lives, even our eternities—but only if we let them. Including both a small group DVD and participant’s guide that work together, Twisting the Truth untwists the lies that can drag us down. With his gift for straight, to-the-heart communication, Andy Stanley helps us exchange falsehoods for truths that can turn our lives completely around.

Irresistible Study Guide

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310100508
Release Date: 2019-01-15
Genre: Religion

An explosive message. A bold change. An irresistible result. Once upon a time there was a version of our faith that was practically . . . irresistible. But that was then. Today we preach, teach, write, and communicate as if nothing has changed. As if “The Bible says it” still settles it. It’s time to hit pause on much of what we’re doing and consider the faith modeled by our first-century brothers and sisters who had no official Bible, no status, and humanly speaking, little chance of survival. What made their message so explosive, so defensible, so irresistible? What did they know that we don’t? Buckle up . . . you’re about to find out. More importantly, Andy will invite you to embrace the version of faith that, against all odds, initiated a chain of events resulting in the most significant and extensive cultural transformation the world has ever seen. A version we must embrace if we are to be salt and light in an increasingly savorless and dark world. This study guide includes video teaching notes, discussion questions, Bible exploration, and in-between session personal study and reflection materials. Sessions include: Simply Irresistible Brand New Agreement The Bible According to Jesus The Irresistible Ethic What Love Required of Me A New Approach Designed for use with the Irresistible Video Study (9780310100515), sold separately.

iMarriage Study Guide

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 0307562433
Release Date: 2010-04-14
Genre: Family & Relationships

Until Expectations May You Part Giddy with excitement and burning with love’s fire, engaged couples are filled with desires and expectations! Wonder and eager anticipation propel them forward. Then comes the marriage and if they take the wrong approach, those unrealized expectations and unmet wants can turn a life-giving covenant relationship into a dead-end contractual agreement. Suddenly your marriage has no love, joy, or peace. In this marriage-makeover DVD and study guide from Northpoint Resources, Andy Stanley ’s three key teachings help you transform your expectations and examine the “I’s” of marriage: “Keeping My ‘I’ On You,” “Putting Your ‘I’ Out,” and “It Takes Three.” Broken into six DVD sessions with discussion questions, this is one lesson your marriage won’t survive without. Until Expectations Do Us Part Standing at the altar we all had a picture of what our marriage would look like. The problem is this picture of marriage ends up as expectations that we unload on our spouse. The weight of these expectations will rob your marriage of love and joy. As a spouse you never feel like you measure up and you never feel like you are good enough. So what are you to do with your expectations? You can’t deny them because most expectations started out as God-given desires. In this six-session companion study guide to the DVD, Andy Stanley explains that you must instead learn to transform your expectations and look to God if you are to experience marriage as it was designed. This study guide is complete with a leader’s guide and six lessons including conversation-starting exercises, discussion questions and application steps. Story Behind the Book Andy Stanley is the senior pastor of three North Point Ministries campuses, with a cumulative congregation of more than twenty thousand. As couples voiced their various marital struggles to him, the common root problem became undeniably clear. The “me” syndrome, or the “I” effect, was tearing apart husbands and wives who were once head-over-heels in love. To help couples step back from their immediate circumstances and realize the bigger picture, he preached a series called “iMarriage.” This DVD and study guide will empower couples everywhere to transform their marriages into the one God intends for them.

Life Rules Study Guide

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 0307563219
Release Date: 2010-05-26
Genre: Religion

Everything You Need to Know in Life, You Can Learn Here! When we were in kindergarten, half the fun of living was breaking the rules without getting caught. In real adult life, however, there is nothing fun about broken promises, relationships, or hearts. In this DVD and study guide from North Point Resources, Andy Stanley explains God’s set of life rules that can improve current relationships and mend broken ones. Every game requires parameters, and in this lifelong journey toward heaven, it’s never too late to learn, relearn, and follow the rules God clearly outlines for His people…because they set you on the course for success! Winners Play by the Rules In kindergarten, ignoring the rules was a blast—especially if you could get away with it. But as adults, we understand that rules are for our protection, and that when we break God’s rules we cause heartache and broken relationships. Designed for small group or personal use, this companion study guide to the Life Rules DVD clearly explains God’s basic set of life rules which, when lived, hold the power to improve all your relationships. It’s never too late to learn and follow the parameters God clearly outlines for His people. This study guide is complete with a leader’s guide and six lessons, including easy-to-do exercises and discussion questions. Story Behind the Book A new addition to the North Point Resources brand group from a series taught by Andy Stanley at North Point Community Church . From the Trade Paperback edition.

Why in the World Participant s Guide

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310682264
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Religion

In this four-session video Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), bestselling author and pastor Andy Stanley takes a closer look at one of the unique things Christians believe: God became one of us. Why in the world would God do that? Why would God leave the comfort and recognition of heaven to live on this ball of dirt in a time before morphine and indoor plumbing when the best of conditions barely paralleled the worst of modern-day conditions? Why?We think we know why He died. But what compelled him to live as one of us? Sessions include: To Communicate and Demonstrate Like Son, Like Father Classless Putting Religion in Its Place As the founder of North Point Ministries—comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area serving more than 36,000 people weekly, as well as a network of 30 churches around the globe—Andy Stanley is uniquely positioned to reach an engaged and ever-growing ministry. Designed for use with the Why in the World Video Study (sold separately).

Why Easter Matters Study Guide

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310121107
Release Date: 2019-10-15
Genre: Religion

Have you ever been at odds with God? Have you resisted, defied, or tried to bargain your way out of what you thought God wanted? You aren’t alone. Scripture documents similar stories. In this Easter Study Andy Stanley looks at some of the people whose lives intersected with Jesus in the weeks leading to his crucifixion. Each of them had an agenda that put them at odds with God and Jesus. As you’ll see, there’s a little big of them in all of us. The Why Easter Matters Study Guide includes session overviews, video teaching notes, discussion questions, personal reflection material, and a leader’s guide. Sessions include: The High Cost of Following Christ The Risk of Surrendering to God The God Who Can Be Trusted The Foundation of Our Faith Designed for use with the Who Needs Christmas / Why Easter Matters Video Study (9780310121121), sold separately. Streaming video also available.

Defining Moments Study Guide

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 9780307563675
Release Date: 2010-05-19
Genre: Religion

Face the Truth Life is full of defining moments. Like landmarks on a road map, these moments mark key points along your life’s journey. A defining moment happens when you come face-to-face with a truth that invites you to change the way you live. It demands that you make a decision. And regardless of the choice you make, you will never be the same. In this eight-part companion study guide to the Defining Moments DVD, bestselling author Andy Stanley examines several such moments as depicted in the lives of people from Scripture—the kinds of moments many of us will experience in our lifetimes. And if you’re willing to look at truth honestly, these moments can change your life forever. Story Behind the Book While working to develop a series that would introduce people to a new mind-set about the way they live their lives, Andy Stanley discovered the influence that defining moments have. Now, after teaching this principle to his staff, church, and through the extended home study groups of North Point Community Church , this DVD and study guide material are releasing to a national audience through North Point’s relationship with Multnomah. From the Trade Paperback edition.