Participants discussed one “source text” for purity culture in particular — , a hugely popular book among young evangelicals, published 20 years ago, that advocates against dating before marriage and underscores themes of purity, defilement, saving oneself for marriage, and losing one's self-worth if engaged in anything other than hetero marital physical contact.
The author of , Josh Harris, has since expressed that he is “rethinking” the approach laid out in his book.
In a recent interview with NPR, Harris said, “When I wrote ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’ …
I had not walked through that relationship yet myself.
And I was — it was very speculative.” He was 21 at the time.
More than 800,000 copies later, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, with its inspiring call to sincere love, real purity, and purposeful singleness, remains the benchmark for books on Christian dating.
She surprised her boyfriend of one year Hugo Taylor, 30, earlier this week by arriving in Dubai to brighten up his work trip.
But Millie Mackintosh ditched her sunglasses entrepreneur beau in favour of a day with her girlfriends on Friday as they soaked up the Middle Eastern sun on The Terrace at luxurious Burj Al Arab Hotel, Jumeirah.
Joshua Harris's first book, written when he was only 21, turned the Christian singles scene upside down..people are still talking.
More than 800,000 copies later, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, with its inspiring call to sincere love, real purity, and purposeful singleness, remains the benchmark for books on Christian dating. 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.