Going into my marriage (over ten years ago), I had a lot of expectations about sex. Having been a virgin up to that point, I naively thought everything would be easy and perfect. It did turn out to be beautiful and wonderful in so many ways...but looking back now, there are a lot of things I wish I knew. Whether you're single or married, I hope you find this video helpful and encouraging.
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!
I was a thirty-year-old virgin on my wedding night. That isn’t a shock to any of you who’ve followed my story. In fact, many of you sent me emails and DM’s before I got married asking me if I was nervous about the wedding night. I responded to your questions through a blog post titled: […]
I was that girl. The girl who grew up in church, saved sex for marriage, wrote letters to her future husband, and tried to do all of the “right” things a good church girl should do. In fact, I even saved my first kiss for marriage. Check. Check. Check. I was marking off the boxes […]
I was 13 years old when my dad gave me my purity ring. He took me to the jewelry store, showed me the rings, and let me pick one out. I chose a silver ring, with swirly shapes, surrounding a purple gem. It was the perfect ring in my little girl eyes. Later that day, […]
Someone wrote an email to me recently and said, “The fact is, giving an abstinence-only sex education is not going to make things any safer. I believe there’s no harm in educating teenagers about safe sex.” This type of thinking is really popular today. There’s a huge push in our culture to indoctrinate teens with […]