I Kissed Dating Goodbye

I Kissed Dating Goodbye

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Joshua Harris's first book, written when he was only 21, turned the Christian singles scene upside down...and people are still talking. More than 800,000 copies later, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, with its inspiring call to sincere love, real purity, and purposeful singleness, remains the benchmark for books on Christian dating. Now, for the first time since its release, the national #1 bestseller has been expanded with new content and updated for new readers. Honest and practical, it challenges cultural assumptions about relationships and provides solid, biblical alternatives to society's norm.

Tired of the game? Kiss dating goodbye.

Going out? Been dumped? Waiting for a call that doesn’t come? Have you tasted pain in dating, drifted through one romance or, possibly, several of them?

Ever wondered, Isn’t there a better way?

I Kissed Dating Goodbye shows what it means to entrust your love life to God. Joshua Harris shares his story of giving up dating and discovering that God has something even better—a life of sincere love, true purity, and purposeful singleness.

Countless teens today feel depressed or discouraged because they don't have a boyfriend or girlfriend. Many single Christians feel frustrated with culture's expectations and patterns of dating. Youth pastors and parents find themselves dealing with young adults who fall into sexual temptation or spend more energy on dating than on following God. I Kissed Dating Goodbye offers an all-new approach to dating relationships, calling young adults away from playing the dating game and revealing how they can live a lifestyle of sincere love, true purity, and purposeful singleness. Honest and practical, this powerful book will inspire teens and young adults to remap their romantic lives in the light of God's Word. Not just a book of theory, I Kissed Dating Goodbye includes healthy challenges to today's cultural assumptions about relationships and provides solid, biblical alternatives to society's norm.
This practical book offers teens and young adults solid, biblical alternatives to the cultural dating game and reveals how they can thrive in a biblical life-style of love, purity, and purposeful singleness. Includes study questions.

Publisher: Sisters, Or. : Multnomah Books, 1997.
ISBN: 9781576730362
Branch Call Number: YA 306.73 HAR
Characteristics: 235 p. ; 21 cm.


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Nov 18, 2015

I Kissed Dating Goodbye? More like Say Hello to Loneliness, Depression, Social Anxiety and Abnormal Fear of the Opposite Sex. Keep in mind, Harris was 21 when he wrote this and coming off of a bad break-up. The whole thing is an anti-dating rant. This is a great book if you're 14. For older Christians, not so much. I think it's more damaging than helpful to be honest. All it does is teach you to be afraid and think you're better than everyone else because you don't date. Don't be surprised if you end up inadvertently kissing the prospect of marriage goodbye because you listened too well to this ridiculousness.

horses213 May 27, 2013

Great book! I must for everyone 12+

LauraO18 Jul 18, 2012

If you plan to have relationships with the opposite sex or get married someday, READ THIS BOOK. It is absolutely priceless and changed my entire view on relationships. Another couple of books I would recommend is "When God Writes Your Love Story" by Eric and Leslie Ludy, and "Passion and Purity" by Elisabeth Elliot.

Jun 15, 2012

this is a great book! every boy and girl should read it!!!!!!!!!!

vvanop Jan 30, 2012

Greatly recommand this book. Every tween and teen, and parents of tweens and teens should read it.

Mar 31, 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book about the purpose of dating and one's future and how it can work without becoming a serial dater. Also check out the 2nd book 'Boy meets Girl'. Recommend

etillery Mar 23, 2011

If you're tired of the worldly dating game that leaves you hanging and makes your life sound like a soap opera, pick this book up. This book teaches you how to date with a purpose, and not to casually date which only leads to broken hearts and disappointment. It's an encouragement to singles to be content, while still having hope for matrimony. 5 stars!


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