My book, The Scarlet Virgins will be published soon. You can look for it on the 31st of May or the 1st of June on the Scarlet Virgins website. This is a podcast interview with Challenging Opinions on the problems with the purity movement, especially after marriage. You can find other podcasts on the subject here.
If you are a blogger, podcast producer, or content creator and would like to interview Rebecca on her new book on purity culture, The Scarlet Virgins, please send inquiries to Rebecca@newcrunchymom.com
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“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.