Here was this young guy, only 21, preaching chastity, virtue and not kissing until you got married.
But beside my non-existent teen love life, the book had a larger impact that as an adult, I’m only now coming to grips with—damaging expectations of myself, men, and sexuality—beliefs that have cost me love, friendship, and given me a life of shame.
(IKDG) about four years later near the end of middle school.
As a teen and young adult I knew some of the basic concepts of the book: you shouldn’t get involved with too many people because that means you’re cheating on your future spouse.
I first read IKDG when I was 15 and it didn’t feel right, but I didn’t have the words to put to that feeling.
Who wouldn’t want to please God with a pure heart and body on their wedding day?