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I Kissed Dating Goodbye: A New Attitude Toward Relationships and Romance Paperback – April 1, 1997
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Since there are so many interpretations about this book, I won't even attempt to defend this book. That would be Joshua's part. I'll share what I got out of this book, though.
This book didn't tell me to stop dating - I know, it's contrary to its title. What I learned from this book is to have a different approach and attitude about dating. Before the book, I thought that in order for me to find my life partner, I'd have to date around. The scenario would go like this: If there's a guy that I was interested in, I'd go on a date with him and if we liked each other, we'd enter into a more serious relationship and then see how we fit. If we're not a good fit, we end the relationship and then when I meet a new guy that would interest me, another dating cycle would begin.
Here's the book's approach to dating: When I find someone I'm interested in, rather than going on a date with him (so rather than jumping into a romantic relationship right away), I'd develop a good friendship with him first. If you think you can't get to know someone by just being their friend, you haven't experienced good friendship. The book explains that this is a healthier way to get to know someone (that is a potential spouse) without the 'romantic' pressure and confusion.Read more ›
The book is a good starting point for a single believer as long as it is kept in the context of developing a Christ-focused life. It is weak in its lack of depth and stark black and white assertions. I imagine that as he gets older and grows in wisdom, Harris will be able to fine tune his thesis and present an argument that has greater weight. I applaud him for his insight and his contribution to the lives of many who want to have a Christ-focused life. To those who don't agree with the book...so what.Read more ›
I have never been so happy with the direction my life is taking, and it's getting easier every day. For anyone reading this review, please take heart and give this way of living a chance. The bad reviews sound like they are coming from people who do not have the conviction or will power to give up intimacy. You will meet many, many men/women like this, and they make it very hard to stick to your guns. And others make it sound like living like this makes it impossible to meet people - not true! You meet people of the same sex and become freinds, don't you? Just treat the opposite sex the same way while you are getting to know them! (Very hard, but not impossible!) And just let me say - for those who think that Joshua Harris did not have enough experience or was old enough to know what he was talking about, I believe it is God's message, through Josh, we are hearing when we read I Kissed Dating Goodbye. Please give it a chance - you will not regret it! I've gotten so many rewards already.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good for religious teenagers who are looking for a guidebook to dating. It is really basic and offers some good guidelines but it is geared toward a very specific audience. Read morePublished 3 days ago by DoxieMama3318
Great provoking thoughts . An amazing tool. This book points to Scripture and how we should honor God in our relationships . Definitely recommend this book. Read morePublished 8 days ago by TRU
My 13 year old son came up the stairs after reading the first chapter and said, "That is the most relevant book I have ever read!"Published 20 days ago by Darren R.
5 stars because harris did a excellent job being transparent about his experiences! Can help anyone grow spiritually by the questions he asks in the book! Read morePublished 1 month ago
Gave me a new perspective towards dating. Excellent book! I also liked his second book. Hopefully I will use this time as a single to serve God more and become closer to Him.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Love this book. It changed my perspective on a lot of things.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this book when I was in my early 20s. I liked it then. Now as a Christian woman almost 40 and still single, I want to say, "Someone ask me out before I find a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sarah Clark
Great Book! I love this book. As a father this was a truly useful read for me and my daughter.Published 3 months ago by Bart Gonzalez