Sexual purity when dating after divorce
(Gosh, I wonder why the other couples from the original I KISSED DATING GOODBYE book are all divorced now?) He unintentionally makes the argument that all Christians are pretty much interchangeable from one another, and the only factor that goes into a decision about who to marry is their commitment to their religion.) and this was due to the fact that courtship had fallen out of fashion.Follow this road map, and your life will be golden.For those who never read it, I KISSED DATING GOODBYE was the handbook in purity culture; all my evangelical peers read it and discussed it.The gist: dating had failed as a system (just look at all the divorce rampant in society — breakups are like mini-divorces!I didn’t realize how much the cult of virginity had affected me for years afterward.Even after I’d turned away from the church, it nipped at my heels.
Harris has been on something of an apology tour — even appearing in a documentary on the topic (though the fact that he was involved in production makes the project a little spurious.) Of course I wouldn’t wish the emotional upheaval of divorce on anyone, especially a relationship with kids, but this feels way more monumental than any half-hearted “sorry” he could have offered.
Purity culture was in my head more than I’d known or cared to admit.