For whatever reason, my parents gave me Boy Meets Girl, the sequel to I Kissed Dating Goodbye, to read first. Maybe it was just because it came out around the same time I hit adolescence. Maybe it was because it was more focused on marriage than it was on dating. But whatever the reason, I first read it around the time I was 14 or 15.
At 17, I started dating my high school boyfriend. We never said “I love you” because, per the rules of Joshua Harris, we weren’t allowed to, but I think we loved each other in the way of high school love. We fought a lot. Looking back I think we were probably just a bit too similar, and our intensities, when they crashed, crashed hard. But it also made us a force to be reckoned with […]
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