While we think that actually taking the time to listen is a good start for Harris, many of us are deeply uncomfortable with his chosen format.
By giving Harris permission to share these stories, they are being licensed to him for use in whatever way he sees fit—in whole in or in part, censored or uncensored, in service of whatever conclusions he comes to about the impact of his work.
Harris condemns “recreational dating” in no uncertain terms.
Interestingly, conservative evangelical World magazine published an article last year about how Harris has messed up the dating scene for evangelical youth.
The book, marketed to teenagers and 20somethings, also discourages teen relationships and promotes courtship, a process in which a couple moves purposefully toward marriage with their parents' blessing and involvement as a better alternative to dating.
In fact, I have never attended a formal school full-time in my life.” [Full statement] Harris, who was homeschooled, has enrolled at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, for the fall of 2015.
And it argued that any kind of physical intimacy before marriage was a violation of the sacredness of married sexuality, and could lead to lifelong regret.
became a phenomenon in conservative Christian circles.
Yesterday I responded to a post another blogger wrote about what she learned from Joshua Harris.
Today I’m following up by discussing what I learned from Joshua Harris.