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10 Things That Scare Me Abuut the “Purity” Culture

“Does the purity culture movement do more harm than good?”

Such a great question. There is some great thoughts in this blog. Please take a few minutes to take a look. Love to hear your thoughts.

By purity movement I don’t mean a home that believes that sex before marriage should be avoided. That’s just a basic Christian tenet.

But the purity culture has extra-biblical rules attached to it: dating is wrong; one should always court; parents must chaperone; parents should set kids’ boundaries; kissing before marriage is wrong; clothing should be stringently monitored and modesty enforced; girls who aren’t pure are “chipped teacups” or “stained napkins” (those are analogies that are often used in rallies).

It’s a cultural movement far more than just a moral one, because one can certainly believe in purity but not hold to all of those trappings.

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Brett Ullman travels North America speaking to teens, young adults, leaders and parents on topics including sexuality, mental health, men, dating and media. Brett's seminars engage and challenge attendees to try and connect our ancient faith with our modern culture we live in. Participants are inspired to reflect on what we know, what we believe and how our faith ought to serve as the lens through which we view and engage tough conversations in our society today.

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  • This kind of thinking makes my throat want to close up and makes me feel like I couldn’t breathe! Ugh seems so religious and dead, not a healthy environment for people to thrive.

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