|About the Book|
The church does some really weird things when it comes to dating.You might have done some of them. Courtship, purity rings, contracts, and emotional virginity. If youre a serial dater, youve given away pieces of your heart. If you pray together,MoreThe church does some really weird things when it comes to dating.You might have done some of them. Courtship, purity rings, contracts, and emotional virginity. If youre a serial dater, youve given away pieces of your heart. If you pray together, youve committed the sin of prayer-sex. And if youve crossed the line, youre doomed forever to leftovers.But for those of us who have already crossed the line -- is it too late for us? Can the church offer anything more than guilt-trips for sex and dating?The church is either bashing sex, or bashing others who bash sex. Its either sexual repression or sexual leniency.How can we find the core balanced truth about relationships amidst this reactionary cycle?Can the church still offer real wisdom for break-ups, heartbreak, lust, pornography, singles, struggling couples, and those navigating the consequences of their sexual regrets?The Christianese Dating Culture starts from scratch about Gods heart for us in our relationships. It pulls away the layers of passive-aggressive teaching on dating and asks the bigger questions. It talks about Joshua Harris and courtship and I Kissed Dating Goodbye. It gets personal, about a suicide attempt over a girl and a fifteen year porn addiction. It answers real questions from real people about the gritty, weird, embarrassing endeavor of dating. By dismantling the problematic ideologies of the Christianese church subculture, we can journey together towards the kind of church that Jesus died for -- the ultimate romance that transforms us.