Honest and practical, it challenges cultural assumptions about relationships and provides solid, biblical alternatives to society's norm. Joshua's bestselling books include I Kissed Dating Goodbye, Boy Meets Girl, Not Even a Hint, and Stop Dating the Church.
He and his wife, Shannon, have two children, Emma Grace and Joshua Quinn.
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?
I was the eldest daughter of a conservative Christian minister, and my parents did everything “right.” I was in church and Sunday school every week, part of a local AWANA club memorizing Bible verses, and homeschooled in a conservative group led by other religious parents.
Joshua Harris, the hero of the evangelical purity movement, has hinted he may have been wrong to suggest traditional dating was dangerous.
I found it quite interesting but i didn't enjoy the read as much as everyone else who suggested it to me. Joshua starts off his point quite well, but does not provide an adequate alternative.
at nineteen- and even as I read it- as a wide eyed girl longing for a picture perfect marriage in my future, something was missing for me.
Namely the desire of parents to control the actions of their children; the notion that sexual mistakes are irreversible; and the "formulaic approach to relationships that somehow guarantees a happy outcome".
Now married, a father of three and a former megachurch pastor, Harris has recently called for reactions to his book. And I believe our diligent commitment to your ideas, and our 'failing to stay pure until marriage' has permanently damaged our relationship.