On Joshua Harris’ Apology

It’s been widely circulated this week that Joshua Harris is suddenly apologizing for writing his book I Kissed Dating GoodbyeHe is so sorry that he wrote it that he is apparently taking it out of publication.  This makes me sad.  Even if his views changed on the content he wrote 21 years ago, I think it should stay in publication whether people agree with it or not.   Especially when both Paul and Jesus (specifically Matthew 19:10-12) state that singleness offers fewer distractions and worry.  In this current #MeToo age, the NASB version of 1 Corinthians 7:1 could not be more helpful.  “It is good for a man not to touch a woman.”  We are to treat them like sisters.  If people would  take that more seriously they would avoid a lot of trouble.  When I look at dating through the lens of scripture, I don’t think Joshua has anything to apologize for.  That being said, it has been a good 17 years since I read the book in youth group.  So I snagged a copy before it went out of print.  I plan to read it again and see if any of my views have changed since the first time.  This will be a fun adventure.  I will post a book review when I finish it.  It’s been a while since I’ve done one of those on here.  Stay tuned!

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