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But that doesn’t mean that dating is somehow wrong or a certain way of dating is the only way to do things.
If he no longer believes dating is wrong, why didn’t he mention that when the host asked him what he’d changed his mind on? I suspect Harris doesn’t think his book actually told people not to date. Lest we get bogged down in semantics, let me point out that the idea that every relationship must be marriage-focused—an idea that Harris most definitely taught in his book—is itself a problem.
the churches or communities or those reading his book). But even here it’s not clear what he’s talking about, or what he means. Does he mean his book focused overly on controlling other people? This lack of directness suggests that either Harris is in the very beginning stages of rethinking his writing (stages where he’s still primarily blaming others for misinterpreting it), or that Harris wants to portray himself as reformed, improved, and better MARTIN: That’s such a hard needle to thread, though, right?
But I think one of the things that I'm changing in my own thinking is I just think people — myself included — it's so easy to latch on to a formula. You'll be safe and you'll be protected and you'll be whatever," he says. I don't think that's the way the life of faith works."Even though the Bible gives "certain commandments and guidance" relating to sexuality and relationships, Harris says Christians still add their own thoughts and opinions to it.
And so I’m hearing these different voices saying, here’s how your book was used against me, here’s how it was forced on me, or here’s how I tried to – no one forced it on me, but I tried to apply it and it had this negative consequence in different ways.
I’m trying to go back and really evaluate, you know, where did my book contribute to that? And where was that me and what I was writing, and where was that – the families and the church cultures and so on?
Harris, who is now a father of five, served as the lead pastor of Covenant Life Church from 2004 until 2015.
He is now studying at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada.