Located in Unity Village, Missouri, Unity is the parent organization of the Association of Unity Churches International. Unity does not profess any of the Christian creeds.Its Diversity Statement says Unity is free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability or sexual orientation.IN THE BEGINNING After God created man in Genesis chapter one, we find that God immediately set out to create a helpmeet for him.Genesis says, "And Adam gave names to all the cattle and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a help meet for him." Thus God begins His plan to bring woman on to the scene as a companion for man. Unfortunately, no, there is no such book that will conveniently select the perfect soul-mate for life.Unity, formerly known as the Unity School of Christianity, has its roots in the New Thought movement, a blend of positive thinking, spiritism, eastern religions, and Christianity, popular in the late 19th century.Although Unity and Christian Science have the same background in New Thought, Unity is separate from that organization.As I stumble through the awkward limbo of single, yet soon-to-be-married, I’ve tried to read every resource tagged within the “marriage,” “love,” and “relationships” genre.This, and the fact that I was desperate to escape the Grey from every possible angle (though I’m grateful for their messages), prompted me to download a copy of Pastor Andy Stanley’s new book on romantic relationships to my Kindle. Geared towards the young, unwed, and culturally savvy, Stanley explains in the introduction that his purpose for writing mean? Still I pressed onward with hopes of encountering helpful gems of wisdom and Christian counsel over the next 200 pages.
But instead of pastoral counseling, readers are offered endless clichés like, “the ,” “your relationship will never be healthier than you,” and “fix your pet, not your partner.” Stanley does expound on his amusing sound bites, but prefers to draw from clever anecdotes and humorous stories rather than Scripture.
I can’t tell you how many times I violated that principle, by trying too hard, like taking 200 mile trips to visit girls who hadn’t indicated one way or the other how they felt, but I was thinking “Oh!
As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we have high standards regarding LDS dating.
You might actually succeed in converting your partner, and then they’re a crazy convert.
You go out to eat during Lent and they’ve ordered shrimp, asking the waiter if it’s cooked in canola oil or olive oil.