Start The ten commandments of dating student edition

The ten commandments of dating student edition

The authors advise single people not to be physically or emotionally intimate with others, but to wait for the spouse that God has planned for them.

The Ludys argue that one's love life should be both guided by and subordinate to one's relationship with God.

Leslie writes that God offers new beginnings to formerly unchaste or sexually abused individuals.

It cost $13.5 million to make — a huge sum in those days — and earned $65.5 million.

The 49-year-old film is among's top 500 sellers. According to industry tracker, was again reissued to theaters in the early '70s and has long been a fixture on video, getting a two-disc DVD collector's edition a year ago.

The service organization was already distributing written copies of the Commandments across America in 1951, in hopes of combatting juvenile delinquency. Learning of the Eagles' work — and keen to promote his film with their cause — the director encouraged the group to donate carved stone tablets like those that star Charlton Heston, as Moses, brandished in the movie.

The Eagles then donated such tablets for display at city halls, county courthouses, state capitols and public parks around the country.

"De Mille knew how to promote his films in a real bombastic way," said Houston film buff and historian Parker Riggs, a devotee of De Mille's biblical epics. His enormous ego — he even narrated "He was very, very religious," Riggs said.

"His biblical movies were sincere, something he believed in.

"Our very laws are built on the bedrock moral precepts of the Ten Commandments." Regardless of their constitutionality, the Commandments remain a monument to the Eagles' intent to do good, and of De Mille's intent to join them.

De Mille first made a silent film of was a bigger hit.

They weren't all about making money." The monument in Austin is 3 feet wide, nearly 7 feet tall and made of red granite.