I do not think that this article does not conform to a neutral point of view; the way I read it, it was merely explaining the book, and Joshua Harris's views explained in the book. That would make the article not have any conflict with neutral point of view, but would rather make the book not conform to neutral point of view. I also read the article and does't think it is NPOV, "regardless of scriptural context. It is insulting, derogatory, and inflammatory. The validity of the content of the book is not up for debate - the article is informational in nature and the following section should be removed from discussion.
If you were a Christian kid in the late 90s and early s like I was , you have no doubt heard about, and most likely joke about, the book I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris. The book, written at the height of the True Love Waits abstinence movement in the late s, immediately rose to HUGE popularity among evangelical teens—or at least among their parents. Lucky for me, the book came out while I was in my early college years; I was already dating my now-husband , and had dated a couple of nice Christian guys before him. I did read the book when it came out, though, and immediately smelled a rat.
And in it I argued that dating was a bad idea. And not just a bad idea, it was selfish. Josh thought he had all the answers to solve the problems he saw in romantic relationships. The book sold over a million copies. And now Josh Harris has announced that he asked his publishers to stop printing this book and two other books he wrote after it about similar content.
It is with sincere love for one another and understanding of our unique story as a couple that we are moving forward with this decision. We hope to create a generous and supportive future for each other and for our three amazing children in the years ahead. Thank you for your understanding and for respecting our privacy during a difficult time. The book, marketed to teenagers and 20 somethings, also discourages teen relationships and promotes courtship, a process in which a couple moves purposefully toward marriage with their parents' blessing and involvement as a better alternative to dating. Any kind of physical intimacy before marriage, the book argues, is a violation of the sacredness of married sexuality and could lead to lifelong regret.