He had never been married, never had a serious relationship, and (to my knowledge) had no formal university-level training in either psychology or theology.
If you were a conservative Christian in the 1990s and early 2000s, chances are you owned a copy of the bestselling “I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” by Joshua Harris.
Harris was a celebrity within the homeschool community: a homeschool graduate, son of a prominent homeschool advocate, and the editor of a magazine for homeschoolers.
Some men and women have publicly shared their negative experiences with “I Kissed Dating Goodbye.” Some failed relationships even made .
Harris has invited other readers to share their stories through his website as he rereads his books and reconsiders his arguments.
Joshua Harris singlehandedly made the word “courtship” popular in mainstream evangelical circles.
Yesterday I responded to a post another blogger wrote about what she learned from Joshua Harris.
But beside my non-existent teen love life, the book had a larger impact that as an adult, I’m only now coming to grips with—damaging expectations of myself, men, and sexuality—beliefs that have cost me love, friendship, and given me a life of shame.
(IKDG) about four years later near the end of middle school.
Harris articulates his theory of dating and courtship in three resources: the initial article for , “Dating Problems, Courtship Solutions,” “I Kissed Dating Goodbye: A New Attitude Toward Relationships and Romance,” and the sequel, “Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship.” Harris insists his books are not a formula for the perfect relationship, but this claim amounts to empty hedging against the charge of legalism.
Harris’s writings provides a robust framework for why dating is the problem and courtship the solution.
(A helpful and thoughtful analysis can be found in Ruth Graham’s .” In his essay “Against Evangelical Victim Culture (Stop Blaming Josh Harris for Your Problems),” G.