Joshua Harris

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Joshua Eugene Harris (born December 30, 1974 in Dayton, OH) is an American minister and writer most famous for his book I Kissed Dating Goodbye, advocating a particular Christian approach to dating and courtship. He is currently the senior pastor of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

As a home-schooled teenager, Harris published New Attitude magazine from 1995 to 1997. He published his first book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, in 1997. Currently, it has sold nearly one million copies worldwide. Subsequent publications include Boy Meets Girl, in part describing his engagement to his wife, Shannon, released in 2000, and Not Even a Hint: Guarding Your Heart Against Lust in 2003.

Harris is also the original author of the widely-circulated Christian inspirational short story "The Room," originally published in Harris' New Attitude magazine in 1995 and reprinted in I Kissed Dating Goodbye. "The Room" is frequently misattributed to an anonymous author, or (in one version which circulated widely as an e-mail chain letter) to deceased student Brian Keith Moore of Teays Valley, West Virginia.

Harris resides in Gaithersburg, Maryland with his wife Shannon and their two children.

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