It feels like just yesterday I was that year-old girl, sitting under a tree at Creation Fest East, listening to him share about his best-selling book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye. It swept the nation like wildfire and totally changed the dating culture within the Church. Fast forward a couple decades, and here we are today, taking a second look at how his book impacted the dating scene — in both good ways, and not so good ways. We would love your feedback in the comments below!
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A US author whose book on dating influenced a generation of Christian young people has said he no longer believes what he wrote and has withdrawn it from publication. He argued that romantic relationships before marriage were inappropriate, recommending people get to know one another through 'group dates' in which they were less likely to be able to put on a facade of agreeableness. A bestseller, it claims to 'challenge cultural assumptions about relationships' and 'provide' solid, biblical alternatives to society's norm'. However, the book has been widely criticised as presenting damaging and unrealistic models of relationships, and Harris has appeared to row back on its claims in recent years.
“I Kissed Dating Goodbye” review: Introduction
I remember my first kiss. I was in junior high. Not a wink. A kiss either leads to more or it leads to a breakup—but in junior high it doesn't lead to marriage anytime soon.
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