Regret kissing dating goodbye
I remember seeing the cover, and thinking how cool it looked, tipped fedora and all.
The sepia tone seemed romantic, and maybe, when you’re an awkward, depressed teen, that’s all you need to convince you of purity culture: it seems romantic.
In the wake of its publication, churches held purity conferences, purity balls, and had teens take purity pledges.
(IKDG) about four years later near the end of middle school.
In this, I suspect that they are no different than the rest of us.
But evangelicals also love to hate their fads, especially when they prove hollow.
Harris’s book and others like it, often described collectively as the “purity movement,” defined much of what it meant to be a teenage evangelical in late-20th-century North America.
Recent years have seen a growing backlash against Harris’s youthful literary indiscretions, partly spurred by his surprising willingness to offer something of an apology for his book and its influence.