It inspired both praise—from the likes of purity matriarch Elisabeth Elliot and Focus on the Family—and book-length rebuttals.
Harris was already a popular speaker at conferences for Christian home-schoolers and had started his own magazine, but the book’s influence quickly outpaced its modest built-in audience—it has sold more than 1.2 million copies to date. You weren’t just not having sex, you were adopting “a revolutionary pattern of living” that would make you both a better Christian and, someday, a better spouse.
Then, a kiss on the cheek as we met for the first time.
Jon, a youthfully debonair businessman in his mid-50s, was in town for a convention I was attending, and we decided to meet there after connecting on Bumble, a dating app.
Joshua Harris, the former lead pastor of Covenant Life Church, the founding church of Sovereign Grace Ministries in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is now apologizing to Christians he hurt when he advised against dating in his best-selling 1997 book,calling it a "huge mistake.""Part of the reason this has been so hard for me is that I have so much of my identity tied up in these books.
It's what I'm known for," Harris told writer Ruth Graham earlier this month in Vancouver, British Columbia, in a report for Slate."It's like, well, crap, is the biggest thing I've done in my life this really huge mistake?
There is only a short window in a student's life to lay a foundation that will last a lifetime.
What we know about God shapes the way we think and live.
Romance on God’s Terms Joshua Harris builds on his highly popular conference series and bestselling book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, to give young adults God’s direction as they seek a lifetime love.
Three sessions help viewers understand love, purity, and trust from the Bible’s perspective.
" asked Harris, who stepped down as lead pastor at Covenant Life last year to pursue graduate studies at the evangelical Regent College in British Columbia.
In , Harris argues that traditional dating is "a training ground for divorce" because it puts people in the habit of quitting relationships when things get tough.
Open, honest, and often humorous, this powerful media package uses drama, on-the-street interviews, personal testimonies, and segments taped before a live audience to explore relationships in Josh’s incomparable way.