Indeed, asking someone out has become almost equivalent to asking someone to marry you. He taught me that having relationships that didn’t lead to marriage was wrong.
As a result, my first romantic relationship was serious from day one.
Emotional Purity The reason that Joshua Harris condemns “recreational dating” is not simply because it is in his view a waste of time but also because he believes in a concept I have termed “emotional virginity.” Harris teaches not only that sex before marriage is wrong, but also that if you have a romantic relationship with someone you do not end up marrying, you give that person “a piece of your heart” that you cannot get back.
The small, picturesque church was crowded with friends and family. This was the moment for which she had waited so long. “But then I was struck with these sickening thoughts: How many men could line up next to me on my wedding day? I had always been taught that I should be sexually pure, but adding emotional purity to the mix raised everything to the next level. None of my friends were dating, and I didn’t even really know any guys my age anyway.In other words, every time you have a romantic relationship that does not end in marriage, you are emotionally cheating on your future spouse.He even offers a scenario that has since been the nightmare of many an evangelical teen: It was finally here.Yesterday I responded to a post another blogger wrote about what she learned from Joshua Harris.Today I’m following up by discussing what I learned from Joshua Harris.Harris condemns “recreational dating” in no uncertain terms.Interestingly, conservative evangelical World magazine published an article last year about how Harris has messed up the dating scene for evangelical youth.Three sessions help viewers understand love, purity, and trust from the Bible's perspective.Open,honest,and often humorous, this powerful media package uses drama, on-the-street interviews, personal testimonies, and segments taped before a live audience to explore relationships in Josh's incomparable way.Singles of all ages will find new motivation to readjust their romantic lives in light of God's Word.* Note: The real-life stories in this series contain mature themes.*What are you building your life on?