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He also Skypes with fans and critics of the book.“My book hurt people. My thinking has changed since I wrote I Kissed Dating Goodbye. I don’t agree with a lot of my own book.”Harris was married shortly after he wrote the book.My book helped people,” he says during the documentary. He then became pastor of Covenant Life, a church in Gaithersburg, Md.The purity movement, Harris says, had a good intention but “its sales pitch of using sex as the most important thing to sell abstinence actually led people to value and to focus on the wrong thing.” By replacing traditional dating with courtship, a new set of problems were created, Harris says.Courtship teaches that a man and woman should only “go out” if marriage was the goal.
Harris still affirms Scripture’s teachings on sexuality. But after talking to friends and strangers since then, he has come to reevaluate his own conclusions in the book, which urged young people to stop traditional dating. A new documentary, I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye, dives deeper into Harris’ new beliefs as he travels across North America interviewing experts.Today, Harris is a graduate student at Regent College in Vancouver, B. Students at the school had “mixed” views on his book and helped reshape his thinking, he says.Here are three things Harris says he regrets about I Kissed Dating Goodbye:was right to support abstinence, Harris says, but it overemphasized the importance of virginity -- and thus left non-virgins feeling less valued by God.In August, Exploration Films announced they would halt distribution of I Survived, citing a lack of transparency from Harris on his faith.The company returned the rights back to director Jessica van der Wyngaard.