Purity and Courtship advocate and previous pastor Joshua Harris has announced his split from his wife. There are a lot of people making assumptions about why, and blaming the reason on his recent acknowledgement of the shortcomings in his book “I Kissed Dating Goodbye”
I think this is unfair and we simply don’t have enough information to back up such a theory. Harris’ wife has come out as an ex-vangelical and has publicly shared her journey away from conservative Christianity. I think this shift has far more to do with the changes that led to their separation.
I am not a Joshua Harris fan, as I am sure I disagree with him on many theological issues, but the way people are framing this situation is very unfair and most evidence points to the exact contrary. I don’t see anything to lead me to believe Joshua Harris has rejected all his beliefs and then decided to leave his wife. I think he still believes most of what he always has with the exception that he now thinks dating is perfectly fine (which it is). I think the split has much more to do with his wife’s journey away from conservative bible based Christianity and into “spirituality.”
If an unbelieving spouse wants to leave you, there isn’t really anything you can do about it. There really just is not enough information for people to be so freely accusing him of leaving his wife.
See her posts that lead me to my conclusions in more detail in the video below.