Sam Adams, to see if these laws I observed were based in reality or if I was just delusional.He verified that I was not insane and told me he also believed there were some absolutes in the dating process.Often, there are deeper needs and unconscious drives that influence our choices of dating partners.The temptation that many face is to concede to the mystery of relationships, throwing up their hands, and hoping for the best. While we cannot and do not guarantee 100 percent success through some simple formulas, we do believe you can improve your chances and help ensure a solid foundation for a good marriage in spite of the mystery.I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised, because we know God’s Truth transcends time and culture.
I called my good friend, clinical psychologist, Dr.Moral Relativism One of the most disturbing trends in our society is the attitude of moral relativism.The essence of this belief is that there are no absolute truths; all truth is relative. Call us old-fashioned if you will, but we believe that the Bible has a lot more to say about successful relationships (directly and indirectly) than most people realize.Sam has now been married over twenty years and has four kids, with the oldest in high school.And I’ve been married now for sixteen years and have two young daughters that are growing up too fast for my comfort.Therefore, what’s true for you may not be true for me, according to this approach. And we have no problem accepting it as the ultimate authority and standard for all time.Moral relativists stress They do not believe in an absolute standard that helps distinguish between clear right and wrong. Because this attitude is so pervasive in our culture, you can’t help but be influenced by it somewhat. We don’t buy into moral relativism, and we hope you don’t either. The Mystery of Relationships The second attitude that often gets in the way of nonnegotiable laws of relationships is associated with the mysterious nature of relationships.Granted, there is a certain mystery and complexity to any type of relationship.There is something about love and attraction that is difficult to explain, and we readily agree that you can’t just reduce successful relationships down to simple logic.Published in Nashville, Tennessee, by Thomas Nelson. You are tired of pouring time, energy, and money into relationships that start off great and end with heartache.Thomas Nelson is a registered trademark of Thomas Nelson, Inc. Maybe you are frustrated because you can’t find The One for you, no matter how hard you pray, primp, and plead.