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Studying at Regent College, he says he has been confronted by many new ideas and is reevaluating the outlook presented in his best-seller of twenty years ago..
This book would go on to be an international bestseller and catapult its unsuspecting author, Joshua Harris, into the Christian spotlight.It also includes healthy challenges to today's cultural assumptions about relationships and provides solid, biblical alternatives to society's norms. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information.Would you like us to take another look at this review?They said that they decided I wouldn’t be allowed to date, that I would instead.I said okay, having no idea what this meant and being decidedly not into boys because they ruined my horse parades anyway. They explained that courting meant that a boy had to get permission from them to start seeing me romantically, and at 8/10 years old this seemed fine (more barriers to people destroying my caravan of ponies).He also wrote that masturbation was sin, period, even in marriage, because sexual pleasure was always and only ever meant to be mutual, between spouses. And it scared the shit out of me and thousands of other evangelical girls. HARRIS: Honestly, I haven’t engaged that process of reading through the whole book and saying, this is what I think about all these different areas. But I think one of the things that I’m changing in my own thinking is I just think people – myself included – it’s so easy to latch on to a formula. You’ll be safe and you’ll be protected and you’ll be whatever. I don’t think that’s the way the life of faith works.
I think one area I am seeing is that – where my book was used as a rule book to say this is the only way to do it. 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.
The book sold more than a million copies and some Christians followed it almost as if it were gospel.
A couple of years ago, Harris left the American megachurch he had been pastoring and moved his family to Vancouver.
The I Kissed Dating Goodbye Study Guide, based on Joshua Harris's phenomenal bestseller, with over 300,000 copies sold, provides youth with a new resource for living a lifestyle of sincere love, true purity, and purposeful singleness.
Honest and practical, this powerful study guide helps teens and young adults remap their romantic lives in the light of God's Word.
I have always been amazed at my dad’s boldness in marrying a non-believer, and his patience and trust in God to make the flower bloom as he planted the seed of God’s love in my mother’s heart. Duncan and I were colleagues and we worked on many projects together.