Married Life, Sex, Single Life

Before the First Night: 7 Things Every Girl Should Know about Sex Before Her Wedding Night

Before I got married, I thought I knew it all when it came to sex. Even though I had never actually done it before Zach and I got married, I was pretty confident in my knowledge. I had read enough marriage books and dating books to think that I knew all the things I needed to know. I guess I …

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Redefining Purity: It’s Not Just For Singles

Let’s be clear here: purity is not only for single people. Despite that fact, if you looked a Christian books, sermons, and other resources that talk about purity, the vast majority of them would be geared towards singles. A good chunk of them would probably be geared towards the youth group/college age crowd.   When we see purity as simply …

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Redefining Purity: Purity Is Not the Same as Naiveté

Being pure does not mean you have to live in a bubble. Last week, my blog post was about how purity is a process, not some point you can’t cross. If that’s true, that means that even if you know things or have experienced things that maybe you shouldn’t, that doesn’t necessarily make you less pure.   The Wrong Idea …

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Christian Life, Sex, Single Life, Theology

Redefining Purity: It’s Not a Point, It’s a Process

What is Christian purity? “Purity” is not a word most people use in normal conversation, even in church. However, as a single Christian (either in a youth group or young adult’s group), purity is often equated simply with sexual purity or even with virginity. You’re told that it’s of upmost importance that you remain pure for your future spouse.   …

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Why Does God Care Who You Sleep With?

A Theology of Sex, Part 1 As Christians, we often have a stigma attached to us: we’re too uptight about sex. The world has moved on to a place where the old constraints no longer matter, with few exceptions (people generally are still against bestiality, incest, and pedophilia).Yet Christians, or at least the conservative, old school ones, still argue against …

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