“Keith and Ben sit down and talk with Rebecca Lemke and talk about her new book, The Scarlet Virgins. Listen as they dive into this idea of purity culture and the harmful effects that it can actually have on young people.”
Hi lovely readers!
I am so pleased to announce that the podcasts we were planning to release on the 27th are already done and processed, so we are surprising you with an early release! <3
These podcasts are bonus content for my upcoming book, The Scarlet Virgins (the release date for that is the 1st)! This is a book on purity culture, legalism, and spiritual abuse. The premise is that purity is good, but we should not make an idol out of it and it should always point us back to Christ.
Episodes for this podcast include things like “Ladies who Lust”, “Everything wrong with ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye'”, “Healing Wounds”, “Singleness and Relationships”, “Modesty”, “Mindset in Marriage”, “Pornography and Purity”, “Apostasy in Purity Culture”, and many more!
Here is how you can help:
If you have an iTunes account, please go RIGHT NOW and subscribe and download every episode. (use this link) There are twelve episodes total, but you may only see six until you subscribe. You don’t have to listen to any of them, but this will help me out tremendously.
Why? Because if enough people do this, I can get in New and Noteworthy (which I will stay in for anywhere between 2-8 weeks) and raise more awareness for the book! 🙂
If you’d like to go the extra mile, please listen to an episode or two and then rate and review the podcast.
Thank you so much everyone! I couldn’t ask for a better support system. <3
Buy my brand new book here!
“A chewed up piece of gum.”
These cringe-worthy phrases from Christian purity culture ingrained themselves in the minds of the impressionable youth of my generation. Fearing the destruction of their children’s bodies and souls as the world around them became caught up in pushing a progressive sexual agenda, our parents and thought leaders rose up and sought to fight back against the lewdness and promiscuity surrounding us.
Unfortunately, their approach was entangled with fear and pain, going so far as to criminalize all forms of affection. This bore fruit of unprecedented physical, mental, and spiritual consequences as our worth and identity were found in what we did and didn’t do sexually, not in Christ and His sacrifice for us. The heavy-handed and legalistic emphasis on sexual-purity-at-all-costs left a legacy of emotional and spiritual devastation in its wake that follows many even into adulthood.
This book takes a vulnerable look at these issues through the eyes of someone who experienced it firsthand. It seeks to identify what purity culture got wrong and bring peace to the hearts of those whom it has wounded so deeply, by exposing the truth: It is Christ who makes us pure.
Hey there! 🙂
Here is the third podcast of our trial run series, which appears to be going well so I think we will be making more soon. This podcast is about childhood memories in nature!
I grew up in an agricultural community, so I spent a lot of my childhood playing outside and interacting with plants and animals. I think that being out in nature for children is not just important, it is essential. Here are some of my favorite childhood memories from being in the great outdoors and why I think they were good for me.
Do you have any great childhood memories from being in nature? Tell me about them!
It’s been almost a year since I started out blogging. I am so thankful that I could start in a place where a community of people came out to read my stuff, encourage and support me. Today, I have an important announcement to share with you.
It is with much trepidation and excitement that I wish to announce the creation of a support page for all of my creative endeavors: Rebecca’s Patreon Page
Over the past few months, I have felt more and more called to add my voice as a young wife, mother, but most especially Christian to the world. Many women in the same situation I find myself in feel alone and underrepresented, and I want to be here telling you that you aren’t alone. But at the same time I have felt in increased burden to work beside my husband to relieve some of the pressure of being a single-income home by making money myself.
You can imagine the difficulty of doing that while remaining a stay-at-home mom, and my husband has encouraged me to continue with my content creation because it is helping people, and allows me time with our son.
I am trying to live in the best of both worlds, and continue what I do on my current website, RebeccaLemke.com, while earning a small income if only to cover the costs of site-maintenance, but I feel as though most of the ways blogs make money end up being scammy, and I don’t want to go down that road. I’ve intentionally turned down numerous opportunities based solely on this principle.
That said, it is through this thought process that I have decided to create a Patreon page with a twofold purpose: A) to provide people who love what I do and want it to continue a way to contribute to making my content creation a sustainable endeavor, and B ) as a way to give even more value to my awesome fans.
You can check out the page here, and notice that I’ve set up rewards for people of different giving levels (“like PBS” my husband says). I tried to make them all unique, fun, and hopefully affordable for those who wish to contribute.
I put this up as a general announcement, but I strongly desire that no one feel pressured to contribute if they don’t have the means or desire. I want to have an impact in the world by being there with my videos, writings, and podcasts for those who have suffered and need comfort and empathy, or simply a clarifying moment of “Yes, me too!”. If that describes you, I’m happy to have you on board, even if just as an observer.
I love you guys, and I hope it’s clear that my motivation for doing this is not greed, but comes out of the realization that everything I do is for others like me, and as a result this is done in order that I can continue to sustain my content for the long haul.
I love you all so much, thank you for everything you’ve done for me!
Hey there! 🙂
This is the first of a limited run podcast recorded by Rebecca and Thomas Lemke. The sounds quality is compromised because it was recorded during a car trip. If the first four releases are taken well, we may try to record in a different setting in the future. Because of the sound quality, we recommend listening to it without headphones.
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