In this engaging series of posts, Molly, a progressive Christians currently in seminary, composes an open letter to Joshua Harris, author of the enormously popular evangelical relationship manual, I Kissed Dating Goodbye. Given the strong impact Harris’ book has had on evangelical youth and on the development of evangelicalism’s “purity culture,” Molly’s words are both well-timed and well worth a read.
Part I: Developing Relational Intimacies
Part II: Developing Spiritual Intimacy
Part III: Developing Emotional Intimacy
Part IV: Self-Care and Casting Out Fear
Part V: Developing Intellectual Intimacy
Molly grew up in southern Louisiana and, after spending college partially (emotionally and physically) frozen in Iowa, somehow ended up in seminary where she’s cuddling her inner demons by moonlight and wrestling her faith by daylight. She likes bellydance, historical combat, 80s cartoons, Pema Chodron, and wants to use her M.Div to found the Bene Gesserit sisterhood. She doesn’t have a blog yet, but maybe Libby will be generous enough to provide trackbacks when she does?