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Do you wonder what comes after purity culture? Do conservatives think you're too progressive while progressives think you're too conservative? Are you frustrated by the simplistic way the church spoke about sexuality and humanity? We untangle sex, self, and community for a new generation ofRead more

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86: Purity Culture 2.0

Nov 24 • 01:19:04

If you thought purity culture was a thing of the past, guess again. Turns out there are new forms in 2021. We're calling it Purity Culture 2.0, and it's found on YouTube and Instagram and in new books. What do these new-but-old messages have in common? How do they exhibit characteristics of purity culture from the past? Listen in to find out more....

85: On Premarital Sex: Abstinence After True Love Waits

Nov 10 • 01:08:18

No chewed up gum metaphors allowed in this episode about abstinence. You'll hear the thoughts and lived experience of a single woman in her 30s who chooses abstinence now. What makes this abstinence different from the True Love Waits pledges of the teen years? How is it lived out when it comes to app dating in 2021? Kathryn Freeman has all the insights for us in this fanta...

BONUS: Your Body is Good Encore

Nov 3 • 18:29

A portion of our Partner-only conversation with fat activist Amanda Martinez Beck. Beck joins us to talk about fatness and sexuality....

84: Your Body Is Good

Oct 27 • 59:31

The conversation about human sexuality after purity culture is a conversation about bodies. All kinds of bodies. We know what our culture promotes as the "acceptable" body, but what does the church say? Is there a difference? And what does this mean for people who don't fit that mold? Fat activist Amanda Martinez Beck joins us to talk about fatness and sexuality, and we ev...

BONUS: Devi Reads Jess The News (And Jess Tells Devi What to Watch)

Oct 20 • 14:33

Every month our partners get to hear us debrief purity culture in the news and pop culture that has purity culture resonance. This month we talk about:...

83 On Premarital Sex: Reimagining Celibacy

Oct 7 • 01:08:52

Purity culture told us to wait to have sex because one day (for sure) we would get married and have "really hot sex." Today we invite you to examine another aspect of the premarital sex conversation - celibacy. But let's re-imagine it with Pieter Valk and Dani Treweek, a therapist and a minister who are committed to living without sex as single people. ...

BONUS: When Harry Met Sally

Oct 4 • 24:20

Our partners got our deep dive of the OG romcom When Harry Met Sally. This movie covers some of the topics nearest and dearest to the hearts of purity culture lovers, namely this big question:...

82: Break Free From Unwanted Sexual Behavior

Sep 23 • 47:56

Therapist and author Jay Stringer joins us today to help us address a listener question. "What do you think are the best concrete steps that men can take to retrain themselves to develop healthy relationships with women?" The answers are easier AND harder than you might imagine. ...

81: On Premarital Sex: What Are The Rules When There Are No Rules?

Sep 12 • 01:12:51

We are going THERE. This is the start of a two-part series about premarital sex. Today Matthias Roberts joins us to help those of you open to considering what breaking some of your former rules might look like. ...

80: Masculinity Needs Definitions

Sep 1 • 56:32

Did you hear our new intro? Yes, we are here to untangle sex, self, and community for a new generation of Christians. Leave behind purity culture, and save what matters. Together, let's rebuild life and faith with Jesus at the center, so you can figure out where will you go from here?...

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