It’s what I’m known for,” Harris told me recently from Vancouver, British Columbia, where he moved his family last year to enroll in a graduate program at evangelical Regent College.
“It’s like, well, crap, is the biggest thing I’ve done in my life this really huge mistake? Last month he gave an interview to NPR in which he said he is re-evaluating the book’s impact, and he has been responding to critics on Twitter and having phone conversations with some of them, too.
Stained glass, string quartet: Everything is perfect.
As the couple begins to say their vows, a woman in the congregation stands up and walks toward the front of the church, silently taking the groom’s hand.
You catch a whiff of someone wearing her signature scent and … 23 First time he introduces you as “my girlfriend.” (Sigh.) 24 First time your bro calls to make plans with you and you factor her schedule into the decision. 39 First time you say “fiancé.” 40 Last condom you’ll ever wear. 41 First change of beneficiary on your life insurance. Illness, foreclosure, infertility, bereavement: You’ll see what your marriage is made of. In a society replete with disposable connections and meaningless sex, these celebrations have an even deeper meaning.
You forgot to pack your curl moisturizer, so your ’do has gone from Afrolicious to awfully frizzy. A car exactly like his passes by, and it doesn’t trigger a reaction. You get a “save the date” message for your high school reunion six months away. 38 First time you’re jealous when (s)he mentions something the office spouse did or said. “I’ve seen how a forgotten birthday or overlooked anniversary can hurt a relationship.
A few months ago, he started soliciting messages on his website from readers about how the books affected them.
So far he has received more than 300 submissions, ranging from reflective to raw.
Ahh, one of life’s most exquisite mysteries solved. You’re nearly as relaxed while with her as you are while alone. Hey, you’ve paid for adult movies and rodent bait stations without embarrassment. 34 Fifth time she walks your dog or he changes your cat’s litter box. But beforehand, the two of you will make plans (where to go), reach compromises (what to do, how much to spend) and face obstacles together (a major delay, lost luggage).
25 First time she asks you to pick up tampons when you grab your keys for a beer run. You’ll blissfully spend hours on the beach and between high thread-count hotel sheets.
He married at 23 and later served as the pastor of an evangelical megachurch in Maryland for more than a decade.
Over the years he wrote more books about dating and marriage, including , he is the father of three kids—two of them teenagers—and he is pursuing formal education for the first time in his life.
became a phenomenon in conservative Christian circles.