From this, we can see that he has hurt others as well as himself in the past, and through this book, reveals the path he took to restore himself, as well as giving insight to how we can mend or change our attitude towards relationships and dating. This chapter outlines "Love" in the context of Christianity, and how God's unconditional love for us is so great that he sent his only son to die for us.Joshua Harris outlines this chapter with a simple story of his appearance on TV and develops through a question asked on there, and later reveals his relationship principle: The joy of intimacy is the result of commitment. Putting this into a relationship context, we must not be "selfish" and take take take from a relationship but think about how this relationship might affect the other person, and the hurts that could arise.I completely agree with many of the things already said. I think that a big problem today is selfishness, whether in relationships or not.The world screams as us to think about ourselves, and the idea of "survival of the fittest". For life in general, I am reminded not to just think of myself, but of the people around me!Joshua Harris is an American pastor and author, and this book is perhaps the most well known. This is one of my favourite chapters, as it is a great reminder that love is sometimes blind, and we have to be more objective than delusional in a relationship.
Now I've read it again, and shall review it with it fresh in my mind! This chapter outlines seven habits that are found in defective relationships.
What would you feel if all your sins and everything you've done was written in a room? This chapter tells us that our sins have been forgiven due to Jesus' death on the cross, which means we can start again and rebuild our relationship with God.
Patience is the key, and to enjoy the gift of singleness.
Many people look to start relationships and spend their time hunting their other half, when they could better use their time to serve God or otherwise. We must set standards that are WAYY above the world's. It is easy to succumb step by step but if we remove ourselves from even these minute possibilities, we are able to remain in truth.
This is very difficult to do, but we must keep this in mind, and at least be aware when we situations become temptations.
Joshua Harris shares a dream he has had, which is similar to what many people would've heard before about the "Sin Room".