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.I Kissed Dating Goodbye is a 1997 book by Joshua Harris.Read the Full Review As a teen evangelical Christian girl, I am exactly I Kissed Dating Goodbye's targeted demographic. Have you tasted pain in dating drifted through one romance or, possibly several of them? I kissed dating Goodbye shows what it means to entrust your love life in God.
And it argued that any kind of physical intimacy before marriage was a violation of the sacredness of married sexuality, and could lead to lifelong regret.He feels that it is more appropriate and more healthy in the long run to participate in "group dates" in order to truly understand the way a particular person interacts with others, since in a group setting in which some people know the person that person is less likely to be able to maintain a façade for the duration of the date.Harris proposes a system of courtship that involves the parents of both parties to a greater degree than conventional dating schemes.Joshua Harris's first book, written when he was only 21, turned the Christian singles scene upside down..people are still talking. Joshua Harris shares his story of giving up dating and discovering that God has something even better—a life of sincere love, true purity, and purposeful singleness.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. Joshua Harris is senior pastor of Covenant Life in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Timeless is the only way I can describe Joshua Harris's books.But the reality is that the impact of his work is not his to decide.