is dating friends a good idea - Dating the church joshua harris
One a few different blogs that I read about Sovereign Grace Ministries: have heard Carolyn Mc Culley’s name discussed and her book titled Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye? This book is written by an older single woman and is especially written for single women who may think that marriage has passed them by.She uses the term “kissed marriage goodbye” as reference to Josh Harris’s “kissed dating goodbye” book.” If one decides they want to follow what Harris is teaching, wouldn’t they want to know that means and what they shouldn’t do. There appears to be some confusion in Christian circles as to what dating is and what they are “kissing goodbye.” The different meanings that I see with dating along with subcategories are as follows: DIFFERENT TYPES OF “DATING” As I indicate above, it is quite possible for a couple to be involved in any of the above scenarios and do it in the purity that God commands us to.
Josh Harris did indicate in his latest IKDG “update” message, “Romance Revisited”, that the title of his book was “confusing.” He said that he could have said I kissed “short term premature selfish directionless romantic relationships” goodbye but that would be too long of a title for a book. Mahaney, Courtship, Courtship Betrothal, Covenant Life Church, Covenant Life Criticism, defects of dating, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, I Kissed Dating Goodbye Criticism, Josh Harris, Joshua Haris, joshua harris, Sovereign Grace, Sovereign Grace Criticism, Sovereign Grace Ministires, Sovereign Grace Ministries Posted in Courtship, dating | 15 Comments » Well on internet time (terms of blog stats) it is now 12/26 and this day marks the one year anniversary for my blog.
This confirms what I am sharing above that Harris didn’t really indicate he wanted to kiss all dating goodbye, just a certain type of dating goodbye. I am almost at 18,000 hits for this blog which is far more than I ever thought would happen when set up this blog.
I have no doubts that this culture where singles are afraid of each other makes it harder for at least some to marry.
It could very well cause at least some singles to “kiss marriage goodbye.
Carolyn Mc Culley even says about the “kissing dating goodbye” book that she finally realized that this was what she should be doing.
She then talks about 7 years later (doing the math), most of the women in this bible study group were still surprisingly being single. It is as if she is quite taken aback that most of these women didn’t get married or that in normal circumstances most of these women should have been married.
With this type of situation, it is probable that at least some single women won’t get married but that wouldn’t lead to most not getting married as Carolyn Mc Culley observed happening with this group of single women.
For those who haven’t read my other blog pages, when I use the term “kissing dating goodbye” I am talking about the approach to single men and women that Josh Harris championed/promoted in his first book.
I am just trying to define the various types of dating.
My study of Harris’s book seems to indicate that what Harris is really opposing is category 2a or 2b: short term boyfriend/girlfriend situations.
Of course for the younger women in the group, that would only be 20, one wouldn’t expect them to be married.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating