I ve kissed dating goodbye
recently started hosting the afternoon drive radio show on Austin’s 1120AM The Bridge.
One of my earliest guests was Joshua Harris, author of the book I Kissed Dating Goodbye.
I’d been deeply hurt at university by a guy whose dating philosophy, if you can dignify it with that label, was the opposite of Josh Harris’.
I’d already had my teenage fun, my first snog and many subsequent ones.
JH: Most of the speaking I did after publishing the book was focused on more than dating. ” Those were the three messages that I was speaking on at our conferences. I heard from people who had been struggling with this sense of pressure to be in a relationship, to have a boyfriend, to have a girlfriend.
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At the time, I wanted to write a book and realized people wanted to hear more about this topic. The publisher kept coming back and saying, “We're going to reprint it again.” It became apparent something very different was happening, and different national media outlets began to pay attention. I guess I really hope the film accomplishes this sense of allowing people to hear and seek to understand a variety of perspectives they may not have encountered.
I lined up with my own sense of conviction before God. JH: There was a ground swell of interest in this topic among the home school community. We want to let a vision to emerge of how we as Christians can engage these issues with greater grace with each other. He speaks to how there are ideas percolating in a subculture that steadily grow until they reach a tipping point into the broader culture.
After some hemming and hawing and at long last some good honest talk about expectations and getting caught up in semantics, we finally came to the conclusion that dating wasn't necessarily the root of all evil, that it could be done in a God-honoring way — and, in fact, that we were pretty much doing that already.
became something of a generational “bible” for young evangelicals. Joshua Harris: I was publishing a small magazine for home schooled teenagers and speaking to teens and parents at conferences.