Thursday, August 14, 2008

"I Kissed Dating Goodbye" Goes Liberal

C.J. Mahaney shares some reflections on a recent endorsement of I Kissed Dating Goodbye by a self-described liberal feminist professor at Boston University. The professor, writing in Christianity Today, observes among very liberal and immodest collegians a real hunger for resources on modesty. When they read Harris' book, they leave thinking positively about modesty and helped to see the crudeness of campus culture. What a thrilling thing to see the Lord use I Kissed Dating Goodbye in the lives of many young people in the university, the epicenter of cultural, sexual, and moral confusion.

A good brother here, Paul Thompson, has been grinding slowly through the book with about 20 twenty-somethings here in Cayman. In a sometimes decadent and sensuous "island paradise" culture, it's been praiseworthy to see the Lord use the book and Paul's love for the young people here to challenge long-standing, unexamined ideas here as well. I praise the Lord for moving Josh to write this and for making it fruitful in the lives of so many who need it.


NewJerseyJesus said...

I enjoyed this book. I wish it was published when I was wasting time dating youth group girls!

Steve said...

Realize Joshua Harris is only talking about his experience with this and doesn't share the historical problems with his approach including what happened in the church he now pastors. Harris talks about the defects of dating but doesn't share the defects of his approach.
I Kissed Dating Goodbye: Wisdom or Foolishness?