Have you tasted pain in dating, drifted through one romance or, possibly, several of them? I Kissed Dating Goodbye shows what it means to entrust your love life to God.
Honest and practical, it challenges cultural assumptions about relationships and provides solid, biblical alternatives to society’s norm.
"I'm hearing these different voices saying, here's how your book was used against me, here's how it was forced on me, or here's how I tried to - no one forced it on me, but I tried to apply it and it had this negative consequence in different ways," Harris told NPR during a recent interview.
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I’d already had my teenage fun, my first snog and many subsequent ones.
Let’s call him Dan, since that was his name, and there are a million Dans, and the chances of his reading this are, at best, minimal.
"'I Kissed Dating Goodbye,' with its inspiring call to sincere love, real purity, and purposeful singleness, remains the benchmark for books on Christian dating," reads the book description.
"Joshua Harris shares his story of giving up dating and discovering that God has something even better-a life of sincere love, true purity, and purposeful singleness." However, nearly two decades later, Harris, now a married father of three, admitted that over the years, a number of individuals have shared how his book negatively affected them and promoted a damaging and unhelpful view of sexuality, relationships, and dating.
"I don't think that's the way the life of faith works.
And so when we try to overly control our own lives or overly control other people's lives, I think we end up harming people.
I mention he was American because it occurred to me the other day that perhaps he had, in fact, read .