Posts tagged unlearning purity
Unlearning Purity Culture: Fluid Sexualities

Unlearning purity culture is the task before us, and it requires more than merely saying it’s okay not to wait. It means challenging the entire notion of sexuality as a set binary where men like women and women like men and never the twain shall meet. A healthy sexual ethic speaks to all forms of sexual activity, regardless of the orientation or gender identity of the people involved – and any sexual ethic that does not is not functioning as a universal sexual ethic.

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Unlearning Purity Culture: The Simple Complexity of God's Plan

But real life is messy. Real life, with real people created by our real God, reflects far more diversity than that simple, white evangelical plan with a yard and white picket fence could ever be. Gay people exist. Trans* people exist. People divorce. People are infertile. People choose to have sex outside of marriage. People choose to wait. People have those choices stolen from them. People grow up without mothers. Without fathers. People grow up with two dads or two moms or just one parent. People have a set of parents and then their parents’ special friend. People will never have any desire to experience sex.

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