Brief background information: Joshua Harris wrote two books — one called “I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” which became a huge hit with young Christian singles when it first came out and a follow up, as if to say yes-you-can-now-date-but-under-the-guise-of-courtship, called “Boy Meets Girl” (because in Harris’s world, once a boy meets a girl, marriage ensues) Don’t get me wrong — these books were a great guide for me as an adolescent, boy-crazy and attending youth group to check out guys.It helped me embrace the value of purity, the value of marriage and the importance of wise relationship choices (although, it did not protect me from making stupid decisions and dating people not right for me).Upon moving and living in so many different homes post college, I’ve whittled down my book collection to a few favorites.I’ve also started a mini bookstore on to sell the books I no longer want on my shelf.and, How can you know when you are ready for marriage? Now as a happily married man I can look back on my courtship with Shannon and see from personal experience that God is faithful.If you trust Him enough to wait on romance in dating, He will lovingly guide you as you pursue it in courtship …Since writing his breakout book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, at the age of twenty-one, Joshua Harris has enjoyed tremendous publishing success, with total book sales exceeding 1.5 million copies.
Keep God at the center of your relationship as you discover how to:???? This morning I am beginning a new Sunday series called “The Bestsellers.” The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association tracks sales of Christian books, and awards the Platinum Book Award for books whose sales exceed one million, and the Diamond Book Award for sales exceeding ten million.In this series I will look at the history and impact of some of the Christian books that have sold more than a million copies—no small feat when the average Christian books sells only a few thousand.As romantic and pure as it seems to marry your first girlfriend and save your first kiss for the altar, the societal norms are changing in such a way that it is making it harder and harder for young teen Christians to hold fast to that expectation.I am still a huge believer of only dating people you can see yourself marrying, but I am also a victim of the Harris-ian mentality gone wrong.As the West worries how to handle the increasingly belligerent Kim Jong Un, defectors from North Korea are waging a steady information campaign against the dictator’s brutal regime and personality cult I ask a class of students in a figure drawing class at Parsons The New School for Design near Manhattan's Union Square. " The students, would-be artists and fashion designers who come from all over the world, laugh.