Today I’m following up by discussing what I learned from Joshua Harris.I don’t own a copy of Harris’ book at the moment, but given that this post is about the almost immediately after it came out.Learn how to guard your heart and keep it emotionally pure.Using fictional and real-life examples along with sound biblical advice, author Heather Arnel Paulsen outlines the pitfalls of undefined relationships and presents guidelines for living an emotionally pure life.
And it doesn't help that the world tells a radically different story about sex — and what's allowable and "normal" — than God does.
Rather, for him courtship is “dating with a purpose.” In other words, you shouldn’t start a relationship with someone unless you are actually ready to get married and think the person in question is likely the one you want to marry.
Harris condemns “recreational dating” in no uncertain terms.
Here are four ways I believe purity can become a problem. But as the years went on, and I became more and more of a minority, I began to view my purity as a badge of honor — possibly even something I did better than others.
A lot of the apostle Paul's best purity stuff was written to those living in sexually decadent cultures.