There’s an unspoken narrative floating around certain Christian communities where virginity is viewed as the crowing achievement of godly womanhood. But what does the Bible actually say about virginity and marriage? And where does the gospel fit into this narrative? Let’s take a look together. Then comment below with your thoughts on this!
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In the wake of Joshua Harris’s recent public statement that he is no longer a Christian, many of you have emailed us asking for our thoughts on the matter. Like many of you, we grew up reading Josh Harris’s books and were greatly influenced by his bestseller, I Kissed Dating Goodbye. We are products of […]
Looking back on our lives, the two of us can clearly see where we adopted some unhelpful and unbiblical perspectives on purity. If you grew up in a Christian home (or religious home), you can probably relate. Instead of viewing purity as a lifelong pursuit motivated by a desire to honor Christ, many of us view purity as […]
I was her. I was the teen girl reading Christian books on modesty, purity, and relationships. I often read my favorite books over and over again. I loved learning and I loved striving to understand God’s design for my life as a Christian girl. I wore the purity ring. I read I Kissed Dating Goodbye. […]
My bags were packed, the car was loaded with snacks, and I was ready to embark on a milestone road trip with my mom. It was a very significant trip in my life because it marked the end of my childhood season and the beginning of womanhood. My family has a really neat tradition where […]
It was Christmas morning when 6-year-old Kelly was exposed to our raunch culture for the first time. She excitedly opened one of her presents and pulled out a small doll. It wasn’t the type of doll you might imagine a little girl playing with though. No, this was a new kind of doll. This was […]