Quotes from the book i kissed dating goodbye
I would never have known Josh Harris’s name were it not for this book and his elevation based on it.Even though I didn’t see myself as his primary audience, I and others like me reaped the consequences of his work. I was always an avid book reader and since I took my evangelical faith so seriously, I wanted to learn all I could about dating.I was in high school when it came out, and many of the concepts around gender dynamics and “purity” were part of my upbringing.I think that was probably why I avoided it for so long.The US church was afraid of sex and sin, and so we became afraid too. Even in the black churches that I attended, this book was widely read.In hindsight, it’s a bit scary that a white evangelical had that much sway over people whose bodies are already policed by white ideas.
I first read IKDG when I was 15 and it didn’t feel right, but I didn’t have the words to put to that feeling.
I also read some of In the spring of 2013, I started a hashtag #noshamemov (short for No Shame Movement) so that people would have a platform for sharing their stories of growing up in purity culture. In the 3 years I’ve been doing this, lots of folks who shared their stories point to IKDG as either central or playing a significant role in how purity culture was enforced.
It came up so often I finally decided to check it out from the library.
The wider teaching also undermined a relationship I had toward the end of college.
It actually had potential and we had a lot of intellectual, emotional, and sexual chemistry but I felt I had to break it off before we “got into trouble.” So I felt pressured to be guarded.
, Elizabeth Esther tweeted that she never went to prom because of her Fundamentalist upbringing.