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.
Now, for the first time since its release, the national #1 bestseller has been expanded with new content and updated for new readers. We both thought it was insightful and offered great advice.
In 2016 Harris appeared to be reconsidering the claims that he had made in the book and apologized to several who publicly communicated how the book had influenced them to stay single had been used by adults to impose stringent rules on them.
If you look at the top of the page under my name, you’ll see two short sentences: Understand Men. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that if men understood women, they’d do better with women.
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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.
His greatest passion is preaching the gospel and calling his generation to wholehearted devotion to God.
Each January he leads a national conference for singles called New Attitude.In an interview with Family Christian Stores, Joshua Harris indicated that "people have taken the message of 'I Kissed Dating Goodbye' and made it something legalistic -- a set of rules.That's something that's beyond my control and it's disappointing at times...Young & Free represents the youth ministry of Australia's Hillsong Church, bringing the heart of their global movement to the next generation of Christians.The multi-talented team of singers and songwriters infuses vibrant energy into classic praise themes, crafting cutting edge worship music for believers world-wide.." On November 20, 2005 Harris gave a message to the church at which he is Senior Pastor, "Courtship, Schmourtship: What Really Matters in Relationships".