Some men and women have publicly shared their negative experiences with “I Kissed Dating Goodbye.” Some failed relationships even made .
Harris has invited other readers to share their stories through his website as he rereads his books and reconsiders his arguments.
"It's been such an emotional roller coaster for me," he said.
"There are moments where I feel contrite and there are other moments where I swing over and I'm defensive and I'm mad that people are blaming me for things... But, the reason I don't, is because I believe that this is the pathway of growth for me, that I'm going to learn things in facing up to what I got wrong." "There's transformational power in admitting that you got something wrong," he added.
Earlier, Harris told NPR that while the Bible gives "certain commandments and guidance" relating to sexuality and relationships, Christians often take truths from God's word and add extra human regulation onto them, the pastor contended.
"For example, there are clear things in statements in Scripture about our sexuality being expressed within the covenant of marriage.
"So you can kind of, like, back up and say well, because of this, then you should do this, this and this as well. We have God's word, but then it's so easy to add all this other stuff to protect people, to control people, to make sure that you don't get anywhere near that place where you could go off course.
"Youth, zeal, certainty, ambition ..have the tendency to set the world on fire.
I was writing to fellow Christians, I was saying, 'We need to be serious about our faith, we won't have sex until we're married, and if we want to avoid premarital sex, we should radically change our lifestyle, and that means we should stop dating.'" The book quickly became a staple among the Christian community, selling over 1.2 million copies and propelling Harris to instant fame.
Harris’s influence expanded thanks to that book, his first.
He spoke at conferences, gave radio and television interviews, and proselytized about the problems of dating and the benefits of courtship, cementing his reputation as a relationships expert A lot has changed since his meteoric rise.