I kissed dating goodbye thoughts
But it was incumbent upon me — in the limited time that I had in leadership — to tell the truth, and the truth was that legalism is its own kind of sin.
If they’re “ruined,” then why should they care about obedience?
If anything, however, the sales numbers understated its influence.
It was part of the foundation of Evangelical “purity culture,” and it revolutionized parenting and dating for countless Christian parents and families. I was a youth pastor for a few memorable months at the height of the courtship craze.
This is what writer Katelyn Beaty called the “sexual prosperity gospel,” an “if/then” transactional relationship with God that manufactures a series of promises from scripture and then creates a form of Christian entitlement and expectation.
“I did what you asked, Lord, now may I see my reward?