Joshua harris stop dating the church
Subsequent publications include Boy Meets Girl (2000), in part describing his engagement to his wife, Shannon; Not Even a Hint: Guarding Your Heart Against Lust, released in 2003 and renamed Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is) in 2005; and Stop Dating the Church! Harris' book, Dug Down Deep highlights his passion for what he calls "Humble Orthodoxy." It was released in early 2010.
Story Behind the Book Like all my books, this one is very closely tied to my own journey. And I've learned just how good it is to get serious about the church.Joshua Eugene Harris (born December 30, 1974 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American pastor and author, and is widely known as the author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye (1997), in which he explained what he believed at the time to be the biblical approach to dating and relationships.Harris was lead pastor of Covenant Life Church, the founding church of Sovereign Grace Ministries, in Gaithersburg, Maryland from 2004 until 2015, when he stepped down to become a student at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia.In his new book, Harris explores the ramifications of Ephesians -32, which proclaims the intensity and the breadth of Jesus Christ's love for His church.Rather, we must be in love with and committed to God's plan and purpose through the church. We attend church, but we don't want to settle down and truly invest ourselves.
We're not into commitment -- we only want to "date" the church. "Stop Dating the Church" reminds us that faith was never meant to be a solo pursuit.