I Kissed Dating Goodbye is a 1997 book by Joshua Harris.
The book focuses on Harris' disenchantment with the contemporary secular dating scene, and offers ideas for improvement, alternative dating/courting practices, and a view that singleness need not be a burden nor characterized by what Harris describes as "selfishness." Harris popularized the concept of "courting" as an alternative to regular secular dating, and in doing so has caused discussion regarding the appropriateness of his solutions to regular dating as well as the foundations on which he bases his reasoning.
Joshua Harris was a pure-hearted young author who decided to date with a purpose and wrote about his journey to getting married.
He feels that people date to find "their" mate according to their own principles, rules, and desires., that troubling, formational text for so many of us who grew up in the 90’s evangelical culture.According to the article, Harris has been recently “re-evaluating the book’s impact,” and soliciting stories from readers – both the good and the heartbreakingly bad – on his website.After a few weeks of attending, the girl stopped going, but my passion for the Lord had been rekindled.Soon I began going to their church youth group and it was there I learned about kissing dating goodbye.