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17 Aug

It was called “I Kissed Dating Goodbye.” When it first came out in 1997, a lot of people read it. And many others thought it was terrible — and told me so.For a long time I ignored the voices of those who didn’t appreciate my book or its ideas on relationships. 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.

I learned very quickly that sex was shameful, and not something you talked about openly.

One of those ways was (and still is) closing the cover of a book, taking a deep breath, and saying “yea, that was written for someone white.” It never takes me long to realize that most authors do not write for me.

I was the eldest daughter of a conservative Christian minister, and my parents did everything “right.” I was in church and Sunday school every week, part of a local AWANA club memorizing Bible verses, and homeschooled in a conservative group led by other religious parents.

About six years ago when I was still a pastor I was sitting in my living room with members of my church who had come to talk about weaknesses in our church’s leadership and culture.

The gathering came about following a sermon I had preached from 1 Peter 5:3 that says pastors are not to “Lord over” or be “domineering” towards the people in the congregation.