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Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith

Instead of regarding friendship as superficial and unimportant compared to marriage, we might find that the sharing of values which friendship develops provides a far stronger basis for loving one fellow human being than the marital promise to “leave all others” (p. 129).

What to Do with All Those Purity Rings?

December 1, 2018 Wondering what can be done with that purity ring just lying there in the drawer after your feminist awakening? The always shy and retiring pastor, Nadia...

An Interview with Author Linda Kay Klein

Particularly if you're a girl or a woman, you are taught that you need to protect everyone else by your purity because men and boys are easily sexually tempted. So girls and women have to be responsible for the sexual purity of the whole community, essentially.

PURE: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shattered a Generation of Young...

Life-changing. Freeing. Healing. Empowering. These are just a few of my takeaways from Linda Kay Klein’s work. There is a way to break free, and this book is a roadmap to that freedom.

The Evangelical #MeToo Moment

May 9, 2018 "Christianity poses the question: What if every man and woman — every victim of abuse, every abandoned child, every lonely senior, every...

How Men Can Be Allies in the #MeToo Movement

April 17, 2018 Writing for the Ms Magazine blog,  Sahana Dharmapuri and Jolynn Shoemaker provide some useful suggestions for conscientious, caring men who want to...

The Impact of Sexual Violence

April 19, 2017 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  CFT's Link of the Day blog will feature a variety of posts about this issue during...

Understanding Sexual Violence: Prevention

April 17, 2017 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  CFT's Link of the Day blog will feature a variety of posts about this issue during...

Understanding Sexual Violence: Consent

April 12, 2017 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  CFT's Link of the Day blog will feature a variety of posts about this issue during...

Are men projecting their feelings of sexual shame onto women?

March 6, 2017 This post by Emma Lindsay asks an interesting question. Are women's feelings of shame about the way we look actually a projection of male...

Want to Reduce Abortion? Fund Planned Parenthood

This issue is too important for vitriol. Planned Parenthood does perform abortions. But it also provides birth control and counseling to a population at high risk for unwanted pregnancy. If we really care about reduction of abortion, we should be encouraging Planned Parenthood to increase its efforts to reach groups of women at high risk for unintended pregnancy. And we must fund the birth control effort.

Fruitful Embraces: Sexuality, Love, and Justice

The authors recognize that for Catholics, who live within “an institution… wedded to historical precedent” (p. 185), it can be terrifying to be challenged to make moves never made before. Yet many Catholic Christians, “their imaginations shaped by biblical convictions, see immigrants, homosexuals, and transgender persons in a new light” (p. 186).

Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity

[Anderson] suggests a new sexual ethic could include the motto of doing no harm and seeking the good of others. It is an attitude that honors the other person or persons in our lives, and is honest with them about the pleasure and shared responsibility of sexual experience.

Shades of Gray: Toward Real-Life Christian Sexual Ethics

From a Christian perspective, sexual ethics can be extremely difficult to discuss in any kind of nuanced manner, particularly in the Catholic setting with which I am most familiar, because the Church’s sexual teachings are so rigid and narrow. They offer no shades of gray to accommodate the many and varied situations that real life presents. Church teachings are seen as obsolete, irrelevant to the 21st century, and seldom factor in to sexual decision-making by people of any age. Thus movies and other media messages readily fill the void.

Girl Scout Barbie? Are you KIDDING me?

Our culture's obsession with beauty, sexiness and youth doesn't need reinforcement by the Girl Scouts. If anything, scouts should be standard bearers of a counter-culture. That it's great to try to be healthy, study hard, play hard and give back to your community.

Sex-Positive Marital Fidelity and the Feminine Face of God

Where the problem is objectification of the female, restoration comes in knowing the divinity of the female. Where the problem is profanity and commodification of our sexual selves, restoration comes in knowing sex as a sacred union: a mystical union between two expressions of God's presence in the world.

There Is More than One Christian View on Homosexuality

"But when it comes to homosexuality, many people have the impression that there is only one religious or biblical view – only one way to consider the question of equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. That view, in the minds of many, is that any and every same-sex sexual expression is sinful in the sight of God."

A Third Wave Feminist Speaks Out

My first conference was one of the only times I have felt positive, inspirational feminist community. Should this privilege be reserved for the few women who discover an EEWC poster and tentatively attend? Should we not be more "out there" with our God-filled organization? Women of EEWC, I ask you to reach out to my generation with your message.

but Joy Comes in the Morning – Margaret S. Meier

This quilt of text and music is not a warm, cozy listening experience, though. It is very challenging music and painful text, richly expressing the anger, despair, and, ultimately, courageous healing and hope of survivors of child sexual abuse.

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