You know those amazing early dates where one drink leads to three – which leads to ‘I know this secret late night bar’ – which leads to snogging all the way home in a taxi at sunrise. Otherwise you might end up doing something you regret. Ellen and Sherrie even have some fashion advice for us, too. They love anything skin tight – especially tops with push up bras and short skirts. Everyone is tweeting LOLZ comments about that ridiculous scene with Keira Knightley and Andrew Lincoln.
While presenting I Corinthians 13:4-8, Stanley moves slowly through each of the Apostle Paul's love descriptors careful to paint a clear picture of what love looks like when it is "not easily angered" or "rejoices with truth." By using Scripture—an overall rare occurrence in this book—Stanley creates an easily digestible to-do and not-to-do list with practical, contemporary examples that squash the fairytale "love" narratives inundating our culture. I was disappointed with Stanley's book for a couple reasons, the first being its lack of depth.
Undoubtedly, he has provided Bible-based premarital and martial counseling to thousands of struggling couples.
Don’t speak to him – unless you want to be alone for the rest of your life. So basically, Miranda Kerr could ask out that nerd from accounts and he’d still dump her for daring to make the first move. Ellen and Sherrie must be getting soft with age – they actually allow you to communicate with a man you like now. Their advice is to wait between four and 24 hours before replying to his first text.
Want to call that man you had an amazing date with last night? As for sleeping with a guy on the first date….well, there’s simply no hope for you. And then at least 30 minutes to every subsequent text.
I don't believe church people are the only ones preparing to commit." He continues, "Church happens to be my context.
Online dating services provide a similar context." Likely Stanley does not intend to convey to his readers that it is unnecessary to finding someone who shares your faith so long as you prepare for marriage well by paying off your debt, breaking bad habits, and addressing past experiences.
“He will know you were thinking about him,” they say. They also advise against too many status updates – especially anything ‘introspective’ like “Karma is a bitch.” Why?
“It will sound like you’ve been reading too many self -help books.” Erm… Tweeting about rom coms –or love songs - shows too much interest in relationships, say Ellen and Sherrie – and if they’ve taught you anything by now it’s that the key to finding a man is to show absolutely no interest in them whatsoever.
However, his ambiguity threaded throughout his book actually does more harm than good. I committed to reading this book from cover to cover and as Stanley jumped head first into debunking myths like "maybe a baby will help?