How should Christians pursue finding godly spouses? Is there a one size fits all formula for everyone? I don’t think so, but I do believe that there are Biblical principles that do work for all. I pray that this episode of the podcast offers encouragement for those who have been shaken by the Josh Harris news headlines the past couple of weeks.
Sadly, many today are wanting to throw out Biblical principles, and many are also diving into the deep pool of apostasy. Joshua Harris, author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye” has come out with some disturbing statements lately. Of all the alarming things he said, this one really pierces my heart. Josh said on Instagram that:
“The information that was left out of our announcement is that I have undergone a massive shift in regard to my faith in Jesus, “The popular phrase for this is ‘deconstruction,’ the biblical phrase is ‘falling away.’ By all the measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christian. Many people tell me that there is a different way to practice faith and I want to remain open to this, but I’m not there now.”
Josh has recanted his book and has separated from his wife. He has furthermore come out in support of the LGBTQ+ community. He has denied the authority of the Word of God and said that his views about Jesus have undergone a massive shift.
In light of this heartbreaking news I asked my husband Matt to come on the podcast for a discussion on the topics of courtship, dating, and the widespread apostasy we are witnessing in the church today.
Our hearts are heavy for Josh and his wife Shannon and for all who are falling away from believing in the truth of God’s Word. I have been praying for them, and I hope that you will too.
Our intent in recording this episode was to bring hope to those of you who may be feeling shaken by this news and to seek to point us all back to Jesus, the gospel, and the unshakable authority of the Word of God.
Our desire is for us all to think Biblically and to use Biblical principles regardless of whether we use the term courtship or dating. Thank you for listening, and I would love to hear from you!
4 Replies to “Courtship, Dating, and Falling Away”
Love you so much Ruth! Thanks for addressing this topic together, with hope and biblical truth.
Ann, thank you for your encouraging words! You are a blessing to me!
I’m listening to your podcast and find much that also makes me sad. I honk the message is still a good one, but it is so sad that he’s turned his back on his faith.
I found you at a blog hop.
Would live for you to share more at our blog hop as well—Homestead Blog Hop
We go Wednesday through Sunday, and I really appreciate some homeschool perspectives.
Here’s the link for the hop, if you decide to share…
Thank you, Laurie! I’m glad you could tune into the podcast, and I share in your sadness over seeing Josh Harris forsake Christ. I am praying that he will repent and believe. I will definitely try to share over at your blog hop. Thank you for the invitation!