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I kissed dating goodbye

The US church was afraid of sex and sin, and so we became afraid too. Even in the black churches that I attended, this book was widely read.

So, that feeling, ended up being identified by my youth pastor and others as “sin.” I was told I had a sinful attitude when it came to the book and being pure.

The wider teaching also undermined a relationship I had toward the end of college.

It actually had potential and we had a lot of intellectual, emotional, and sexual chemistry but I felt I had to break it off before we “got into trouble.” So I felt pressured to be guarded.

And though he was interested in marriage, I was sure we were too young to go ahead (we weren’t). During my most vulnerable years, I was separated from the American evangelical purity culture industry by ethnicity, denomination, and continent.

But the sad thing about religious colonialism, which I see IKDG as part of, is that it doesn’t respect borders well.

, Elizabeth Esther tweeted that she never went to prom because of her Fundamentalist upbringing.

In response, one of her followers tweeted that she didn’t have a prom because of Joshua Harris, the author of the influential book was published in 1997 and quickly became a hit among the Evangelical crowd.

Here was this young guy, only 21, preaching chastity, virtue and not kissing until you got married.