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In Joshua Harris' "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" we see a man honestly giving advice about dating (or Courtship, if you prefer).

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S o m e p e o p l e h a v e s i n n e d a s a r e s u l t o f d a t i n g , b u t I d o n ' t t h i n k a n y o n e c a n a c c u r a t e l y s a y t h a t d a t i n g i n a n d o f i t s e l f i s a s i n f u l a c t i v i t y .There was a book I read in middle school called I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris.Harris preludes the book on his website by saying: "I was 21-years old when I wrote my story of giving up the dating game in order to focus on serving God." At the time (circa 1997), the book took the Christian world by storm.Following that book, I was inundated with messages encouraging me to save myself for marriage, to dress modestly, to be wary of dating, thinking of my future husband. What started off as an attempt to encourage me to put God before boys and to trust Him with my life turned out into making me feel that my God-given emotions and desires were sinful. We were created in His image and our longing to be in intimate relationships comes from roots in God. It comes in and messes up all that is supposed to be pure. While I know all of the messages (as well as their senders) were well-intentioned and earnest, at my age and with my little experience in the world of boys and girls, not much of it translated in a healthy way. I wanted them to notice me and tell me that I was beautiful. What is supposed to be lead to a Godly marriage gets caught up in lust, lack of self control, and the absence of commitment. More than 800,000 copies later, I KISSED DATING GOODBYE, with its inspiring call to sincere love, real purity, and purposeful singleness, remains a benchmark for books on Christian dating. More than 800,000 copies later, I KISSED DATING GOODBYE, with its inspiring call to sincere love, real purity, and purposeful singleness, remains a benchmark for books on Christian dating.

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. C., in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where he is senior pastor at Covenant Life Church .

I began to believe that dating was wrong, unhealthy, even selfish. When I got married, what I had absorbed from kissing dating goodbye still lingered.

I somehow felt that being married made me spiritually inferior to those who remained celibate. I was wondering how sex was supposed to fit in this grand plan of a Godly marriage if it was so sinful.

I v i e w d a t i n g i n a s i m i l a r l i g h t a s I v i e w f a s t - f o o d r e s t a u r a n t s - - i t ' s n o t w r o n g t o e a t t h e r e , b u t s o m e t h i n g f a r b e t t e r i s a v a i l a b l e .

A s w e ' l l s e e , G o d w a n t s u s t o s e e k t h e b e s t i n e v e r y t h i n g , i n c l u d i n g o u r r o m a n t i c r e l a t i o n s h i p s .

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).