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Hello Goodbye

posted on August 23, 2016

At Slate, Ruth Graham talks to Joshua Harris, the author of the popular book I Kissed Dating Goodbye, which championed Christian courtship and purity culture. The author and his book, which has sold more than a million copies since 1997, have under fire recently for sending damaging messages about sex and relationships to a generation of young Christians. “I know in many ways it’s too late for me to fix something for people who feel like they’ve been hurt by the books,” Harris told Graham. Of their conversation, she writes, “He spoke slowly and carefully, returning over and over to the theme of his own readiness to listen to his critics. It’s worth noting that Harris is media-savvy to avoid saying anything too definitively apologetic. But after making his name spouting certainties, there is a certain poignancy in his willingness to be nakedly hesitant in public.”

Read at Slate