I kissed dating goodbye review
He boldly says what needs to be said, but never writes graphically of sex, etc. In this excellent look at the Christian love-life, Harris gives believers a deeply needed lesson: that a relationship doesn't need to be "romantic" to be healthy.
He shows how singleness is a gift from God while praising and upholding the chastity of saving romance for the married life.
It sold more than 1.2 million copies and was a big part of a purity movement within the Church that helped shape the way a generation of Christians thought about sex, dating, and looking for a spouse.
Fast forward to today, and in a just-released documentary the now 42-year-old author revisits his book and meets Christians who were impacted by it, for good, but also for ill.
Aug 3, 2019 UPDATE: This past month Josh Harris used his Instagram account to announce he was rejecting God, separating from his wife, and endorsing the LGBTQ lifestyle.
The review below is of a documentary he made last year, while still a professing Christian, in which he took a critical look at the book that first made him famous, “I Kissed Dating Goodbye.” While the film’s director, Jessica Van Der Wyngaard, is also critical of his book, she is worried that, in light of Harris’s apostasy, Christians will now think it dangerous or wrong to ask hard questions, lest doing so lead to the same sort of turning away from God.
The problem enters with their pride and arrogance, because they haven’t wants. However, when what you think is right becomes a massively popular book that has done a lot of harm to a whole generation of Christians, then people like me should definitely spend some time kicking your pile of blocks over.
I still do it on occasion, if I’m being perfectly honest.
Of course, the Purity Movement got a lot right – hey, they want young people to abstain from sex until marriage, and that’s even in the Bible!
But it’s because the Purity Movement seems so obviously good, that the unveiling of their errors is so instructive.
Because of all of that, I’m going to do my best to keep in mind that what he said in 1997 may not represent his views now (although I am working with the updated 2003 edition). Joshua writes, “Every relationship for a Christian is an opportunity to love another person as God loved us.” That sums up the book’s message Once we embrace this principle, the rest is just details. I’m going to end up massively disagreeing because the rest is almost absolutely not “just details.” I agree with the idea that every relationship is an opportunity to show the love of God to a person.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating