When 20-year-old Josh Harris published I Kissed Dating Goodbye, which sold over a million copies and profoundly influenced many young Christians and their parents, leading to what is today known as the “purity movement.” Harris established himself as the leading voice promoting purity culture — that is, until 20 years later, when he decided his absolutist teachings had harmed many. Jessica Van Der Wyngaard, director of the documentary I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye, joins Welton to discuss how Harris reexamined the book and ultimately halted its publication. Today, Josh Harris and his wife has separated, and he no longer identifies as a Christian.

Hear the full August 24, 2019 State of Belief Radio program here.

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