*Shamed Over Sex, a Generation Confronts the Past
This short video
explores the over-the-top “purity culture” and the harm it can cause to young people, especially women. With its laser-like focus on sex and not much else, women are made to feel impure for even dressing attractively. We meet 21-year-old Joshua Harris, who wrote an influential book called “I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” which advised young people to not even date before marriage. (Seriously! And 21 years old–we call that a clue!)
Harris grew older and wiser and learned about the harm he had done to women. To his credit, he withdrew his book from publication and met with some of the victims. He even made a documentary called “I survived ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’”
I decided to stream the documentary from amazon prime. watch it here. It was only about 2 bucks and very interesting.
Harris himself was damaged by the harm he had done to others. He had great shame, became separated from his wife, and gave up his faith. But he did genuinely repent of his terrible attitudes.