The Audiobook for Courtship in Crisis is Here!

At long last, Courtship in Crisis is now an audiobook! This was a much-requested addition. This was my first audiobook to narrate, so please forgive my rookie performance in your reviews. Buy: Amazon | Audible   I would like to thank Jonathan Morgan for producing the audiobook. Part of the reason it took so long to […]

Thomas Umstattd talks with Joshua Harris about his book I Kissed Dating Goodbye. What Harris says will shock you.

I recently started hosting the afternoon drive radio show on Austin’s 1120AM The Bridge. One of my earliest guests was Joshua Harris, author of the book I Kissed Dating Goodbye. As you probably know, I’ve had a few things to say about his book over the years. This was the first time we spoke over the phone, […]

The Courtship Prosperity Gospel

A few days ago I received a Facebook message from a homeschool mother who was very angry about my book, Courtship in Crisis, which she had not read. The message came to me while I was feeling low, so I did something I don’t normally do to people who send me angry Facebook messages. I responded.

Help End the Courtship Crisis: Buy a Copy Today

A year ago today I wrote a blog post titled Why Courtship is Fundamentally Flawed. I hoped to reach 10,000 people. It ended up reaching over 1,000,000 people, led to a successful Kickstarter campaign, and the book Courtship in Crisis which came out just over a week ago. You never know what small thing will change […]

The 4000 Year History of Courtship – From Bride Prices to Bundling Beds

Many conservatives think, “back in the day, people were more holy.” But the Scriptures paint a different story. Solomon tells us, “History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new” (Ecclesiastes 1:9). According to Paul, “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience” […]

Friendzones, Bromances, and Why You Shouldn’t Marry Your Best Friend

The English language has a problem. We only have one word for “love”. You could say “I love my son. I love pizza. I love my Country. I love my wife. I love God. God loves me.” Each of these sentences are grammatically valid uses of the word “love” and yet convey entirely different concepts. This confusion of language can become a confusion of thought for English speakers.

Kissing, Sex, and Jesus-Flavored Bubblegum

I remember sitting in the back of a basketball gym, listening to the guest preacher rail against the evil and power of sin. He told us that if we lost our purity, we were like tape that had lost its stickiness or gum that had lost its flavor. He didn’t give us a rose to pass from person to person, but he…