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Also to be clear, this was extremely fringe, not at all a typical response. He mostly encouraged people to take dating seriously.This kind of parent prevention of their kids’ emergence into adulthood well predated Harris’s books. Yet Harris is frequently scapegoated for “purity culture,” which has faced public derision such as Nadia Bolz-Weber’s vagina statue made of melted purity rings. Much of this kind of venom is not aimed at “purity culture” so much as at I think many of Harris’ loudest critics are either using his now-repudiated book and the ‘purity culture’ label as soft-target stand-ins for Christian teaching on sex, or else are too eager to re-adjudicate twenty-year-old gripes against their youth group to notice that this is what’s happening.Gregg and Sono’s children include authors Alex and Brett, twins I knew then through the Home School Legal Defense Association’s high school debate league, another major homeschooling network of the era.Although Josh Harris didn’t recommend this, some of the Christian and homeschooling types that were his main audience took “kiss dating goodbye” concept really far.While not always pleasant, I know they are seeking to love me.
In recent years, some significant changes have taken place in both of us.
It would seem a bit like major whiplash if you don’t know much about legalism, the homeschooling and evangelical subcultures, or Harris’s trajectory since his bestseller.
But, after a bit of reflection, it’s sadly not that surprising at all.
The popular phrase for this is “deconstruction,” the biblical phrase is “falling away.” By all the measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christian.
Many people tell me that there is a different way to practice faith and I want to remain open to this, but I’m not there now. Martin Luther said that the entire life of believers should be repentance.
Copies of the 1997 bestseller “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” and its sequel, “Boy Meets Girl” probably still sit on the shelf at my parents’ home.