We'll arrive at that point in time we expected to provide fulfillment and find it lacking.” ― Joshua Harris, “True purity, however, is a direction, a persistent, determined pursuit of righteousness.This direction starts in the heart, and we express it in a lifestyle that flees opportunities for compromise.” ― Joshua Harris, “The common error today is to bring God so close that we strip Him of His "godness." We think we have him figured out.If you cannot be this, a laundress and cook You can hire and little to pay; But a woman's heart and a woman's life Are not to be won that way.” ― Joshua Harris, “Don’t concern yourself with being right in others’ eyes.
You require your mutton shall always be hot, Your socks and your shirt be whole; I require your heart be true as God's stars And as pure as His heaven your soul.
You require a cook for your mutton and beef, I require a far greater thing; A seamstress you're wanting for socks and shirts---I look for a man and a king.
You can limit Him by thinking he can never work in spectacular ways. We wished for the pleasure of love with none of work, none of the vows, none of the sacrifice. As though someone had slipped an R-rated action movie into a pile of Disney DVDs. David killed Goliath and won a girl by bringing a bag of two hundred Philistine foreskins to his future father-in-law.
But you can also limit Him by thinking that only the spectacular is meaningful."- from "Dug Down Deep” ― Joshua Harris “If you ant to feel deeply, you have to think deeply. We assume that if we want to feel deeply, then we need to sit around and, well, feel. True emotion- emotion that is reliable and does not lead us astray- is always a response to reality, to truth.” ― Joshua Harris “Having a girlfriend was no longer my greatest need. I wanted to please Him in my relationships even if it meant looking radical and foolish to other people - even if it meant kissing dating goodbye.” ― Joshua Harris, “And I think that's the story of our generation's pursuit of fulfillment in relationships. For starters Adam and Eve were naked on the first page. I couldn't believe that Mom was so happy about my spending time each morning reading about gruesome battles prostitutes fratricide murder and adultery.
“True love isn't expressed in passionately whispered words an intimate kiss or a embrace; before two people are married, love is expressed in self-control, patience, even words left unsaid.” ― Joshua Harris “A Woman's Question Do you know you have asked for the costliest thing Ever made by the Hand above?
A woman's heart, and a woman's life---And a woman's wonderful love.So God becomes our pal, our buddy, our Divine Butler." from "Dug Down Deep” ― Joshua Harris “Just because lips have met doesn't mean hearts have joined.And just because two bodies are drawn to each other doesn't mean two people are right for each other." asked Harris, who stepped down as lead pastor at Covenant Life last year to pursue graduate studies at the evangelical Regent College in British Columbia.In , Harris argues that traditional dating is "a training ground for divorce" because it puts people in the habit of quitting relationships when things get tough.A king for the beautiful realm called Home, And a man that his Maker, God, Shall look upon as He did on the first And say: "It is very good."I am fair and young, but the rose may fade From this soft young cheek one day; Will you love me then 'mid the falling leaves, As you did 'mong the blossoms of May?