Singles against dysfunctional dating
In reality, dating is an artificial environment—a break from real life and away from real relationships.
Moreover, dating isolates the couple from life’s most important relationships: family, friends, and church.
He touches briefly on friendship, only because it is the prelude to courtship.
The basis of friendship is “mutual interest” and a desire to enjoy those commonalities together.
A couple left to themselves becomes blinded by feelings.
One family wrote guidelines for their daughter’s courtship, and held the couple accountable to them.
Another father saw his daughter’s waning interest in a man, and told his daughter’s suitor that he needed to show more affection.
Over the last 20 years, Harris has moved away from home, gotten married, had kids, and, finally, enrolled in a formal school setting. In an interview with NPR this July, Harris explains that a wake of personal testimonies about his books has caused him to reevaluate his argument and its influence.
His Twitter feed includes several apologies to those wronged by his teachings.