Kiss dating goodbye

And I knew it was true because I saw that mindset in my own life.

My eyes were opened to the fact that in a church culture even well-intentioned practices and godly values can be applied in a way that deeply hurt people. Two years ago I stepped down from being a pastor to attend a graduate school of theology (it’s a long story and I talk more about it ).

Is there always one right way to practice principles? If we do things “exactly right” or “by the book” does God promise us marriage or a great sex life?

I’m still walking through this process of reevaluation.

Fast forward a couple decades, and here we are today, taking a second look at how his book impacted the dating scene – in both good ways, and not so good ways.It has to do with the kind of Christian communities we form.It has to do with how we conceive of healthy practices for Christian living.As I listened to those stories I began to see a new side of church life. I heard how values could be applied in graceless ways.Ever since I had come to the church I had been a leader of one kind or another. I heard about people feeling rejected if they didn’t measure up.

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