I was told that a movement was arising from a book called I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris.
The premise of the book is that dating is not a good idea, and many people were giving it up.
Between singleness and marriage lies the journey of dating. Set and maintain healthy boundaries -- boundaries that will help you grow in freedom, honesty, and self-control.
I thought at first that this was just in some circles, but the more I traveled around I was hearing it all over the country.
The biblical position on dating would be to date in a holy way.
"In fact, God grows people up through dating relationships in the same way that he grows them up in many other life activities. The questions are more along the lines of 'Who are you in your dating and who are you becoming in your dating? ' And a host of other issues that the Bible is very clear about.
But before we get into the specifics, we want to validate the reasons behind this movement.
No one would take such a stance against dating without good reason, and the reason people are giving up dating seems to be this: pain, disillusionment, and detrimental effects to their spiritual life. As we have seen over the years working with many singles and being single for a long time ourselves (both of us were well into our thirties before we married), dating can cause a lot of hurt and suffering.