We used to be strong supporters of the “praying for your future husband” concept. I, Bethany, wrote letters and prayers for my potential husband from the age of 14 until I got married at 30. I spent a significant amount of time contemplating and fantasizing about someone who might not have even existed. Is it […]
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Purity culture gets a major bad rap amongst millennials who grew up in the church. I get that. Purity culture had some major pitfalls and did a lot of damage. But, what about public health sex education? What about the sex ed class you took in school? It’s time to give both purity culture and […]
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!
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. […]