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.
It was a great chance to answer many of the questions that were raised by my first book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye.
We are told, "You can't judge a book by its cover"—it doesn't matter.But small things do matter and I want to look at the cover. On the front cover is a picture of a squatting man, face covered, looking down, sleeves uncovered; while on the back we see is blinded to any dating in the Bible, he looks down his nose on it, and he tries to correct it—sleeves rolled up.In the book, I discuss how biblical courtship (a healthy, joyous alternative to recreational dating) worked for me and my wife Shannon, to give an encouraging and practical example for readers wanting to pursue the possibility of marriage with someone they’re serious about.This updated version includes a new foreword, a new chapter, an all-new “8 Great Courtship Conversations” section, and some updated material throughout.Which script other I bumped into a friend outside a store at the shopping mall and told him of a chair I'd purchased at a different store.
He wondered how much I paid, so I took a step forward and whispered it to him.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. My daughter read this book a couple of years ago and so did I.Each January he leads a national conference for singles called New Attitude.Joshua Harris's first book, written when he was only 21, turned the Christian singles scene upside down..people are still talking.Desire, privacy, opportunity, and propinquity with an attractive member of the opposite sex are not, in themselves, enough; in ordinary circumstances, nothing sexual will occur unless one or both actors organize these elements into an appropriate script. A belief in the sociocultural dominance of sexual behavior finds support in cross-cultural research as well as in data restricted to the United States.