I kissed dating goodbye reflection
My own parents vowed that their children would never date, we would court, as laid out in Harris’ book.
But beside my non-existent teen love life, the book had a larger impact that as an adult, I’m only now coming to grips with—damaging expectations of myself, men, and sexuality—beliefs that have cost me love, friendship, and given me a life of shame.
I’d moved there from the UK where I’d attended an all-immigrant congregation that packaged purity culture as counter-cultural self-empowerment and self-love.
Premarital sex and pregnancy were major social disgraces and a lot of guidance from parents and older family friends (we call them all aunts and uncles) was built around avoiding those disgraces.
Homeschooler’s Anonymous is taking part in a synchroblog series with the prompt of ‘How has affected you and your life? This series will take a look at how this book, its use, and the culture in general affected you and your life. What was learning how to date like after reading and following on your community, peers, and friends?
Here are some story prompts for submissions: Your courtship story – write a story about how your family enforced courtship, and how it affected you.
We are accepting stories this week, Aug 1, 2016 – Aug 6, 2016.
I remember seeing the cover, and thinking how cool it looked, tipped fedora and all.Honest and practical, it challenges cultural assumptions about relationships and provides solid, biblical alternatives to society's norm. Now I know what some of you might be thinking "giving up dating? "Here's the thing, he's not saying goodbye to the love of your life, he's saying "find the love of your life God's way, not the worlds way"! Read the Full Review In I Kissed Dating goodbye Joshua Harris addresses a tough subject, I know many people who would look at the title and keel over and die by shock. As my parents have raised me they taught me about dating and courting, but they never pushed and said that I have to choose a side. Have you tasted pain in dating, drifted through one romance or, possibly, several of them? I Kissed Dating Goodbye shows what it means to entrust your love life to God.(Although they have leaned more torwards the courting aspect.) I believe that both courting and dating have their own flaws,...Read the Full Review I was so excited to receive this book in the mail.