Lets not make the same mistake in the opposite direction. Kissing Dating Goodbye Is “Harmful”: A Respected Christian Author’s View on Non-Dating/Courtship Did Joshua Harris “Forget” His Own Church’s History With Courtship/Groups? A Favorite Story About The Need to Think for Yourself A Single Man’s Struggle: Does The Courthship/Group Approach Help or Hinder? Here are the topics that I have written about so far: What Problems Joshua Harris Acknowledged About How Singles Relate At His Church (But Doesn’t Share on His Website) NEW ENTRY 4/30/08 Starting My Blog: Should I Kiss Dating Goodbye or Kiss That Book Goodbye? Examples of Foolishness That Can Happen With “Kissing Dating Goodbye” NEW ENTRY 4/18/08 Josh Harris’s Shopping Cart Illustration: Josh Harris’s “Updated” View on Courtship/Groups Josh Harris’s View On People Using His Book Legalistically Another Look at Joshua Harris’s “Updated” Views on Kissing Dating Goodbye What Problems Joshua Harris Acknowledged About How Singles Relate At His Church (But Doesn’t Share on His Website) NEW ENTRY 4/30/08 What Another Leader In Sovereign Grace Ministries Teaches About Courtship & Dating: Brett Detwiler A Response to Josh Harris’s 7 “Defects” to Dating Courtship: Extending Parents “Protection” Beyond Home Schooling? My eyes were opened to the fact that in a church culture even well-intentioned practices and godly values can be applied in a way that deeply hurt people. Two years ago I stepped down from being a pastor to attend a graduate school of theology (it’s a long story and I talk more about it ).That was the beginning of a dawning realization that my own book could contribute to this kind of unhealthy culture in a family or in a church community. Stepping away from being “the leader with answers” to being “a student with questions” gave me a willingness to engage with new perspectives—even those that made me uncomfortable.Any questions about the materials or the purchasing process should be directed back to this third-party website.This is my attempt to share some of my thoughts on “kissing dating goodbye” and “courtship” practices. If nothing else I hope to encourage people to think about the concept and decide for themselves what is most important for them in their situation.
While my message of , what we have most in common is that we both believe in the importance and significance of this on-going conversation about love and dating within the Church.
I’ve been so impressed by his heart and humility displayed through the process of the documentary he’s working on. I’m honored to have him here, sharing his heart and giving you a glimpse of what God is up to! — Debra Fileta ********** When I was 21, I wrote a book offering suggestions to Christians on a more intentional way to approach relationships and romance.
It was called “I Kissed Dating Goodbye.” When it first came out in 1997, a lot of people read it. And many others thought it was terrible — and told me so.
I heard about ways that we leaders hadn’t listened to those who disagreed with us.
And I knew it was true because I saw that mindset in my own life.