When I told her about my journey of reevaluating my own book we began a discussion that eventually led to a documentary film project called 3. Many people have wanted me to quickly make a statement about how I view my book now—either an apology or a defense. I asked one of my professors to oversee a process of study in which I examined the historical, spiritual and sociological factors at work in the church when I wrote my book and in the twenty years after its release.
During a dinner with other students who’d worked together on a professor’s film, I asked her what the dating scene was like at our school.
It has to do with the kind of Christian communities we form.
It has to do with how we conceive of healthy practices for Christian living.
I reread my book and examined how it aligned with Scripture.
The vision for the documentary is to capture more of this journey as I meet face-to-face with both readers as well as Christian authors and thinkers who are addressing the topic of singleness, sex, romance and dating.