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I realize now that my book, in an effort to set a high standard, emphasized practices (like not dating or not kissing before marriage) and concepts (like “giving your heart away”) that are not in the Bible.In trying to warn people of the potential pitfalls of dating, instead it often instilled fear — fear of making mistakes or having their heart broken.The book also gave some the impression that a certain methodology of relationships would deliver a happily ever-after ending — a great marriage, and a great sex life — even though this is not promised by scripture.I’ve the spent the last two years on what some have dismissively called an apology tour.Youth, zeal, certainty and ambition — not unlike the ingredients of a Molotov cocktail which have a tendency to set the world on fire.And that’s exactly what happened in my world of evangelical Christianity.She said many times being single can be an opening for a conversation with someone online or meeting."The holidays are a great way to break through the ice by asking real substantive questions, getting to know people on a deeper level and then say 'how was it being single for you during the holidays? For singles trying to make those connections, Match says p.m. 7 is the best time to sign up for online dating, when Match plans to see a 42% spike in new singles looking for love.
My ideas reshaped how many Christians practiced relationships and viewed sex.
This included inviting people to share their stories with me on my website, personal phone calls with readers, and an in-depth study of issues surrounding my book overseen by one of my graduate school professors.
After listening to the stories and conducting a lengthy and sometimes painful process of re-evaluation, I reached the conclusion that the ideas in my book weren’t just naïve, they often caused harm.
Since inviting readers to share their stories, I’ve filmed a documentary that shows my journey of interacting with my critics and captured conversations with people who were reshaping my thinking.
I’ve also done dozens of media interviews to try and spread the word about the flaws I now see in my ideas.