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.
Harris’s influence expanded thanks to that book, his first.
He spoke at conferences, gave radio and television interviews, and proselytized about the problems of dating and the benefits of courtship, cementing his reputation as a relationships expert A lot has changed since his meteoric rise.
Apparently, even Josh Harris himself is leaning toward this direction. I don’t think I Kissed Dating Goodby or books like it set out to do harm. But that doesn’t mean those principles were always interpreted and applied helpfully. Losing Fear Doesn’t Mean Losing Sexual Boundaries Kissing waiting goodbye has nothing to do with plunging past physical or sexual boundaries.