“We have to be willing to call out teaching that puts words in God’s mouth in order to get a certain result, no matter how innocent it seems or how desirable the result may be. The Scarlet Virgins graciously yet honestly reveals the fruit of sexual legalism, and shows us exactly what is ‘so bad’ about Purity Culture.”
This was recorded a month or two ago, but I felt like it was a good time to release it. I get a lot of questions about living with anorexia, so hopefully this answers some of them and provides some perspective.
I am happy to reveal that I am now published on The Federalist! This has been a very big deal for me, probably the biggest honor I’ve received apart from being published on the largest Christian blog on the web.
I am so happy to be able to represent Christians like myself who value purity and Christianity after living in legalism. Please help me share!
For those of you who knew about this huge honor beforehand and kept quiet, thank you!
In this episode, she addresses these assumptions and calls out purity culture’s failed promises by pointing out how the side effects of the movement are not unlike the ramifications of a pornography addiction.
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Today I am over at Godwatch Live today talking about Christian purity culture, abuse, and shame.
“Is Christian purity culture robbing people of intimacy through shame? Rebecca refuses to sit back while people suffer.”
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