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"I just became a student who was listening." Today, Harris said he's working with those who have been hurt by his book and is even producing a documentary that shares his journey and delves into how religious communities talk about sex and relationships.
"It's been such an emotional roller coaster for me," he said.
You have written my lesson of duty out, Manlike, you have questioned me.
Now stand at the bars of my woman's soul Until I shall question thee.
A loving woman finds heaven or hell On the day she is made a bride.
I require all things that are grand and true, All things that a man should be; If you give this all, I would stake my life To be all you demand of me. The sex leaves us dissatisfied and hungry for something real, something true. It's found in God's brand of love - love founded on faithfulness, rooted in commitment.
But that doesn't mean that dating is somehow wrong or a certain way of dating is the only way to do things," Harris said.Harris said that while there are some good ideas in "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" -- like the fact that "you don't have to be in a dating relationship to be a whole person" -- his eyes have been opened over the past few years to "see some fundamental problems" he included in the book."I didn't leave room for the idea that dating could be a healthy way of learning what you're looking for in a long-term relationship, that it could be a part of growing personally," he said."There are moments where I feel contrite and there are other moments where I swing over and I'm defensive and I'm mad that people are blaming me for things... But, the reason I don't, is because I believe that this is the pathway of growth for me, that I'm going to learn things in facing up to what I got wrong." "There's transformational power in admitting that you got something wrong," he added.
Earlier, Harris told NPR that while the Bible gives "certain commandments and guidance" relating to sexuality and relationships, Christians often take truths from God's word and add extra human regulation onto them, the pastor contended.The book discusses the problems with contemporary "recreational dating" and presents "biblical courtship" as an alternative.