We may be tempted to despair when we see high divorce rates, children born to unmarried parents or single parents, abuse and neglect, and people delaying marriage. Moore says this is the reality of living in a broken and sin-filled world, but that we should not fear.
Linda Kay Klein grew up in the throes of purity culture, and in her book she tells of her own journey to understanding sexual purity through the evangelical lens of a teen in the 90’s.
Opioid addiction and eventual overdose is not uncommon. Around 130 Americans die every day from opioid related deaths, most of them overdoses.
Christians typically assume that the best way to avoid this temptation of engaging in sexual impurity is to avoid anything even resembling friendship with someone of the opposite sex. Byrd, however, argues that avoidance is not purity; it is simply avoidance.
Published by the Center for Biblical Equality and edited by Elizabeth Beyer, Mutual by Design: A Better Model of Christian Marriage provides a broad overview of marriage, starting with Biblical interpretations on the idea of marriage and gender roles and ending with discussions on subjects like headship, abuse, and divorce.
Have you ever stopped to consider how experiences in your childhood may have impacted your perceptions of God?