Another one of my main headaches with this book is Harris' claim that, "I don't need to pursue a romantic relationship before I'm ready for marriage".This statement looks innocent enough, and single women think this is great and Godly, and I agree with it… This statement, translated from Christian-eese into colloquial English reads "Don't date until you are ready for marriage" - a contradiction, for who knows if they are ready for a full romantic relationship of marriage if they have never been in a romantic relationship before?
I know that many people reading this will discount this review because it is coming from some deep dark place on the internet from someone who has never posted a review before, but I beg you to please read this post through before making a decision on this book (or my credibility).One of my main disagreements with this book is how Harris' portrayal of singleness reflects on marriage.As a single you have the freedom right now to explore, study, and tackle the world.No other time in your life will offer these chances."This portrayal of singleness implies that Harris' perfect, Godly marriage will rob you of freedom!More than 800,000 copies later, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, with its inspiring call to sincere love, real purity, and purposeful singleness, remains the benchmark for books on Christian dating.
Now, for the first time since its release, the national #1 bestseller has been expanded with new content and updated for new readers.
Joshua Harris uses Scripture to challenge students to root their faith in the life and words of Jesus.
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He writes that, "Until you realize God's gift of your singleness, you'll probably miss out on the incredible opportunities it holds.
Perhaps even now you can think of an opportunity you could grasp if you let go of the dating mindset.
Does Harris want us to form the "Friend-zone Church of Christ", or did he just not think this philosophy through?