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).

No Time to Settle

Author: Uyi Abraham
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1530750741
Release Date: 2016-04-06
Genre:

You get what you pick. So pick carefully. In No time to settle: The 5 Rules of Love, Sex & Dating, Dr. Uyi Abraham shares the secrets of dating successfully. Too many women are clueless about men, sex, love, dating and relationships. Most settle for relationships and they get stuck and suffer. This book is real, practical and raw. It will help you tremendously in the areas of finding the right one for you and in your marriage. Whether you're male or female, single, dating and even those who have given up on dating, you will learn exactly what you need to know so that you don't ever have to settle!

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.

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.”

Staying in Love

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310408611
Release Date: 2010-08-20
Genre: Religion

'We all know what's required to fall in love...a pulse. Falling in love is easy. But staying there---that's something else entirely. With more than a thousand matchmaking services available today and new ones springing up all the time, finding a romantic match can be easier than ever. But staying together with the one you've found seems to be the real challenge. So, is it possible for two people to fall in love and actually stay there? Absolutely! Let pastor and author Andy Stanley show you how in this four-session, video-based study.This DVD-ROM saves you time and money because it contains everything you need to create your group experience: Andy Stanley's original message series on Staying in Love and four video sessions taught by Andy, which are 15-20 minutes in length, as well as a discussion questions in a PDF format that you can print out for every member of your group. Session titles include: 1. Love is a Verb 2. Re-Modeling 3. Feelin' It 4. Multiple Choice Marriage'

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.

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).

Next Generation Leader

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 9781588601483
Release Date: 2011-10-19
Genre: Religion

A growing number of next generation Christians are eager to learn, grow, and lead in ministry or in the marketplace. Mentoring young leaders, as they face the unique issues of a changing world, has been pastor and Visioneering author Andy Stanley's passion for more than a decade. Here, he shares material from his leadership training sessions, developed to address essential leadership qualities such as character, clarity, courage, and competency. This is the perfect guide for any new leader -- or for the mentor of a future leader! Clear, stylish typeset, with user-friendly links to referenced Scripture.

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.

Making Vision Stick

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310313182
Release Date: 2009-05-26
Genre: Religion

A vision. You as a leader may have it, but has your organization caught it? If a leader's vision is all about what could be and what should be, why are you buried under what is? Noted author and pastor Andy Stanley points out that if followers don't get the vision, it's because the leaders haven't delivered it. He reveals the three reasons vision doesn't stick. And then he delivers three ways to make vision stick, to make you a leader worth following:1. Cast vision strategically: defining your vision.2. Celebrate vision systematically: regularly rejoicing in the successes3. Live your vision continuously: putting your vision into practice in your own lifeWith Making Vision Stick, you'll learn how to propel you and your organization forward on the vision God has granted you.

Visioneering

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 9781588601230
Release Date: 2012-01-18
Genre: Religion

Lift Your Vision High Vision is a preferred future. A destination. Vision always stands in contrast to the world as it is. Visioneering, according to bestselling author Andy Stanley, is “a clear mental picture of what could be, fueled by the conviction that it should be.” With warm, down-to-earth practicality, Andy Stanley explores the ordinary life of Nehemiah and his God-given vision for accomplishing the extraordinary. He shows how the life of this great ancient visionary, determined to rebuild the ruined walls of Jerusalem, reveals principles that can prepare us to find and follow God’s multifaceted vision for our own lives. Now this bestseller is again available in an attractive, affordable paperback! Everybody ends up somewhere in life. You can end up somewhere on purpose! Visioneering is the engineering of a vision. It’s the process one follows to develop and maintain vision. “Vision,” writes Andy Stanley , “is a clear mental picture of what could be, fueled by the conviction that it should be.” In the bestselling Visioneering, Stanley builds a compelling case for the necessity of a clear, God-ordained vision for each of the roles of your life. Whether you’re a parent with a vision for your children or a CEO pursuing a corporate vision, Visioneering is the perfect tool to help you develop and maintain God’s unique purpose for your life.

Deep and Wide

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310527497
Release Date: 2016-02-09
Genre: Religion

Andy Stanley’s bestselling and award-winning vision for the local church now includes bonus content: a study guide, church staff helps, and an interview with Andy on the most frequently asked questions about Deep and Wide. With surprising candor and transparency pastor Andy Stanley explains how one of America’s largest churches began with a high-profile divorce and a church split. But that’s just the beginning… For the first time, Andy explains his strategy for preaching and programming to “dual audiences”: mature believers and cynical unbelievers. He argues that preaching to dual audiences doesn’t require communicators to “dumb down” the content. According to Stanley, it’s all in the approach. You’ll be introduced to North Point's spiritual formation model: The Five Faith Catalysts. Leaders responsible for ministry programing and production will no doubt love Andy’s discussion of the three essential ingredients for creating irresistible environments. For pastors willing to tackle the challenge of transitioning a local congregation, Andy includes a section entitled: Becoming Deep and Wide. If your team is more concerned with who you are reaching than who you are keeping, the expanded edition of Deep & Wide will be more than a book you read; it will be a resource you come back to over and over! “Couldn't be prouder of my son, Andy. And I couldn't be more excited about the content of this book. I wish a resource like this existed when I was starting out in ministry.” - Dr. Charles Stanley, Founder, In Touch Ministries “Deep and Wide pulls back the curtain for all of us to see what is required behind the scenes to build a prevailing church. I was both challenged and inspired by this book.” - Bill Hybels, author of Just Walk Across the Room “The most common question I get from pastors is, ‘How do I get the people in my church to be open to change?’ From now on my answer will be, ‘Read Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley’. Thanks Andy. Great book!” - Craig Groeschel, Pastor, LifeChurch.TV, author, It: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It “It is completely false that churches must sacrifice quality to get quantity, must artificially choose between evangelism and discipleship, or cannot have depth and growth at the same time. Few prove this fact better than the ministry of Andy Stanley, who has grown North Point Community Church on purpose and with passion. No Christian leader can afford to miss this book.” - Rick Warren, pastor, Saddleback Church; author, The Purpose Driven Church