Joshua Harris Rethinks His Christian Bestseller, ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’ : NPR

April 3, 2023

Thanks for your comments and welcome to my That is one of the biggest problems with those who promote courtship. They are quite vocal in the problems that they feel dating causes but silent about the problems that courtship has caused.

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Have you read some of of my posts such as “One Size Fits All? ” My problem with “kissing dating goodbye” is that I have seen it pushed on much older single adults. Harris was young when he wrote about what worked for him. I don’t understand why so many think that what worked for him should be applicable to all ages. Harris also fails to acknowledge the history and problems with the system he promotes. One big comment I have about “kissing dating goodbye” is that it was mostly designed for teenagers and not for older singles such as yourself.

I no longer attend the church that preached no dating. I do however attend church and I am grateful to be part of a church that does not condem dating. Thanks for allowing me to express my thoughts. That creep who wrote the book enjoys ill gotten gains from all his book sales.

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I have received plenty of interest from worldly girls, so I know I’m not entirely a wimpy beta male, though I fight some beta tendencies. One reason for “dating around” or at least socializing with those of the opposite sex is to develop social skills with the opposite sex. Thanks for sharing your experience here.

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I certainly do not agree with everything that Josh Harris preaches, but I think, to a degree, he has good theory when it comes to this topic. Have you ever read anything by Eric and Leslie Ludy? I like their perspectives better, actually. Each person has to make their own decision about dating.


See Elizabeth Esther’s blog for reference. Adding premarital sex to the dating equation, however, does cause all of the problems Harris wrongly ascribes to “dating”. Apparently Harris doesn’t believe it’s possible to date without having sex.

I am sure Joshua Harris means well and meant well. Thanks for your comment and sharing about the situation at the Sovereign Grace Ministries “flagship” church. It is sad that things that Josh Harris taught against and tried to correct with a few messages are still significant problems in his church.

Both of these authors are respected and have a lot of counseling experience as well as education. Both were single into their 30’s so had considerable experience as a single person. “You know those who are homosexual will die out because they don’t reproduce. You have to have heterosexual sex to reproduce.

Harris illustrates how biblical courtship – a healthy, joyous alternative to recreational dating – worked for him and his wife. Boy Meets Girl presents an inspiring, practical example for readers wanting to pursue the possibility of marriage with someone they may be serious about. Jun 19, evangelical community has said he had broken and celebrity gossip e!

He began Sovereign Grace Ministries’ New Attitude Conference for Christian singles in 1999, with inspiration and guidance from Louie Giglio, founder of Passion Conferences. New Attitude’s focus is that the truth should be conveyed with humility and uses the term Humble Orthodoxy to represent this. Derek relevant friend is copied why is it can work the wrong ways. Registration takes quite non-christian. Angus saul picks apart the evil scoffer that may also recognize her.

Sure, there are some couples who did the whole courtship thing and ended up marrying the love of their life. As long as they’re truly happy, who am I to tell them what they should have done? I just don’t believe courtship works for everyone. In 2018, faith-based film company Exploration Films teamed with Harris to release a documentary entitled I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye.