Many of us remember the 90s and what has become known as “purity culture.” It was a time of promoting abstinence, purity rings, purity pledges, and purity balls.
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.
In the first part of this book review of Mere Sexuality by Todd Wilson, we saw that Wilson’s stated purpose in the book is to recover “the themes that have characterized the Christian vision of sexuality down through the ages.”
It comes as a surprise to read Todd Wilson’s new book Mere Sexuality in which he argues (from an evangelical perspective) for the very uniformity of the Christian tradition that has been called into question.
For the person with gender dysphoria, much like Christ himself, no “how-to” manual on carrying the cross is provided. Only grace will be sufficient here.
Previously, we introduced the reader to gender dysphoria and to whether there is something distinctly Christian to be offered to someone who faces real and enduring psychological and emotional distress. Now, let’s take a more practical approach to this discussion.