Josh Harris on What He’s Learned since “I Kissed Dating Goodbye”

I would encourage you to read the rest of this post and listen to these messages.

Josh Harris:

…Recently I’ve been working on a series of posts summarizing some messages I’ve done in the past few years on the topic of relationships. Unfortunately, because of my work on my new book, I haven’t had time to go into the depth I was hoping to for this series. Hopefully I’ll get to do that in the future, for now I wanted to share the links to the three messages for anyone interested. These messages all reflect, in one way or another, things that I’ve learned since I wrote the book I Kissed Dating Goodbye twelve years ago. I still stand by the message of that book that premature, short-term romantic attachments can be a big distraction from serving God—especially for teenagers. But in the years since I’ve also seen that a legalistic application of these ideas can be unhelpful, too. One of my main concerns in my church or any other church is that there be no disunity among Christians over issues of dating and courtship. We need to learn to hold our own convictions on this matter with charity. Most importantly we need to make sure that our convictions are shaped by scripture—not culture, church culture or my books…

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