Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

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    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

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Posts Tagged ‘Josh Harris’

A Courageous Look at Dating in the Rear-View Mirror

Posted by Dale Kuehne on July 24, 2017

Twenty years ago then 20 year-old Josh Harris published I Kissed Dating Goodbye and changed the way a generation of Christian young people looked at dating.

https://www.amazon.com/Kissed-Dating-Goodbye-Joshua-Harris/dp/1590521358/ref=dp_ob_title_bk

With the wisdom of hindsight and a sense of deep misgiving he is taking another look at the subject. Reconsidering something as culturally sensitive as courtship is a thankless task. He has only just begun to weather the criticism of “supporters” who are threatened by ongoing thoughtfulness, as well as the “I told you so’s” from his always detractors. Josh deserves thanks for writing the book 20 years ago as well as his willingness to take a deeper look today. Twenty-years ago Josh had the fortitude to tell Christian “leaders” that their teaching on courtship and marriage had, like the Emperor, no clothes. His book was a good-faith effort to provide a Christian way to consider courtship when the adults could offer them nothing other than the “Christianized” secular courting. models of the 50’s or the 60’s. If there is anyone to blame for the shortcomings of his book it belongs to us adult and Christian leaders of the 1990’s. We gave Josh and his generation nothing to challenge the secular relational paradigms of the day. That Josh and his contemporaries were able then and now to find a better, albeit imperfect, way is a testimony their intellect and faith.

If anyone deserves stones when it comes to dating it is my generation. Josh and this endeavor deserve our undivided attention.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2017/july-web-only/can-josh-harris-kiss-his-book-goodbye.html?utm_source=ctdirect-html&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_term=9458236&utm_content=525728784&utm_campaign=email

Please join me in supporting this Kickstarter project. They only have days to reach their goal. If you bought his book show your thanks by underwriting the answer.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/503058467/i-survived-i-kissed-dating-goodbye/description

I was so high I did not recognize
The fire burning in her eyes
The chaos that controlled my mind
Whispered “Goodbye”, she got on a plane
Never to return again
But always in my heart

This love has taken its toll on me
She said “Goodbye” too many times before
And her heart is breaking in front of me
And I have no choice ’cause I won’t say goodbye anymore

I tried my best to feed her appetite
Keep her coming every night
So hard to keep her satisfied
Kept playing love like it was just a game
Pretending to feel the same
Then turn around and leave again,
But I know…

This love has taken its toll on me
She said “Goodbye” too many times before
And her heart is breaking in front of me
And I have no choice ’cause I won’t say goodbye anymore

I’ll fix these broken things
Repair your broken wings
And make sure everything’s alright
My pressure on your hips
Sinking my fingertips
Into every inch of you
‘Cause I know that’s what you want me to do

This love has taken its toll on me
She said “Goodbye” too many times before
And her heart is breaking in front of me
And I have no choice ’cause I won’t say goodbye anymore

This love has taken its toll on me
She said “Goodbye” too many times before
And my heart is breaking in front of me
She said “Goodbye” too many times before

This love has taken its toll on me
She said “Goodbye” too many times before
And her heart is breaking in front of me
And I have no choice ’cause I won’t say goodbye anymore…

This Love by Maroon 5 from Songs About Jane (2002)

Photo Above: Josh, Director/Producer Jessica Van Der Wyngaard, and Me

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