#Because Fundamentalism," Twitter user Elizabeth Esther first wrote."@elizabethesther my school wasn't allowed to have prom.Because @Harris Josh lol," replied Jessica Kathryn.Harris apologized again and revealed that he had plans to reevaluate his advice from ."@elizabethesther I'm sorry. I'm sorry for the loss you've experienced and ways my book contributed," Harris responded.

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According to Graham, became a phenomenon in conservative Christian circles where it inspired praise from the likes of purity matriarch Elisabeth Elliot and Focus on the Family, as well as book-length rebuttals.

In May, however, Harris expressed regret for some of the advice he doled out in the book when he publicly apologized to some of the readers on Twitter."I never went to prom.

In the wake of its publication, churches held purity conferences, purity balls, and had teens take purity pledges.

My own parents vowed that their children would never date, we would court, as laid out in Harris’ book.

The conversation drew Harris' attention and from his verified Twitter account, Harris replied: "@jessicakathryn @elizabethesther Sorry about that, Jess."The conversation, however, didn't stop there."@Harris Josh honestly, your book was used against me like a weapon.

But now, I just feel compassion for the kid you were when you wrote it," added Esther. " she wrote."@kruszer @elizabethesther Kristine, I don't know what to say. Jefferson City, Missouri, is a place where it's harder for a college-educated, twentysomething, professional, Christian man to find a date than it is to find a good coffeehouse or bookstore. For the last four years, I have lived in a very conservative Midwestern town of 35,000., Elizabeth Esther tweeted that she never went to prom because of her Fundamentalist upbringing.In response, one of her followers tweeted that she didn’t have a prom because of Joshua Harris, the author of the influential book was published in 1997 and quickly became a hit among the Evangelical crowd.The approach Harris offered was a way forward that bypassed the physical possibilities.