I Kissed Dating Goodbye


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. 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.

2 thoughts on “I Kissed Dating Goodbye

  1. I was really challenged not only to have an elevated view of marriage down the line, but to view the relationships I have now (and still yet to form!) as precious opportunities; opportunities not only to cultivate qualities of a worthy husband, but to grow closer and closer into Jesus’ mold of manliness. I’ve come away from reading this book with a renewed sense of motivation and eagerness to change my attitude towards relationships, to not see my interactions with people as a playing field to impress other people, but to cultivate within me a heart that cares more and more about what God sees.


  2. Although this is my second time reading this book, I found that the wisdom and truths from Joshua Harris spoke to me in a deeper way than the first time I picked up his book. Filled with so much countercultural advice, straightforwardness, and care for the next generation of Christians, I really appreciate how Harris is unafraid to point out how flawed our current culture’s practice of dating is and how much it really doesn’t glorify God in any way. Relating to many of the points and scenarios he gave, I’m challenged to view my time of being single not as a burden, but truly as a blessing because I’m now aware that it’s truly a special time when I can really dedicate all of my attention to God and learn how to grow to be a godly woman.


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