Opinion | Sexuality
Finding My 'True Self' As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
In my young-adult struggle with sexual identity, both legalistic condemnation and progressive license left me floundering.
nuanced opinions on faith, identity, and same-sex attraction. Their work offers life-giving grace for those of us who grew up with an incredibly binary understanding of sin and sexuality.
Opinion | Sexuality
Why Are Evangelical Women at Planned Parenthood?
What a recent Marie Claire report gets wrong—and right—about evangelicals and abortion.
sexuality almost impossible. By contrast, Scripture teaches that the one-flesh union of husband and wife is a symbol of Christ's love relationship with his church (Eph. 5:31–32). Sex is
Opinion | Pop Culture
'Atomic Blonde' Delivers Female Action Without An Action Hero
After seeing the new spy thriller, I still don't know what a female action hero looks like.
of women, a vindication of the phrase “fight like a girl.” But the picture puts forth a stylish yet bankrupt vision of female power, a vision so constrained by its dedication to sex appeal that
Opinion | Sexuality
Making Married Sex Mutual
Pervasive ideologies distort our view of female sexuality. God’s Word shows us a better way.
We certainly can't create healthy marital sex by abandoning the orthodox Christian view of sexuality, withholding from our husbands, or denying our own needs and desires.
Opinion | Sexuality
Why Christian Women Need to Talk about SexSubscriber access only
A counselor explores why we don’t and why we should.
For more reading on this topic, check out her book Things Your Mother Never Told You: A Woman's Guide to Sexuality, A Celebration of Sex, or Intended for Pleasure.
Kay Warren: 'We Were in Marital Hell'
Through God's work in our lives, we've beaten the odds that divorce would be the outcome of our ill-advised union.
the effects of the unaddressed molestation, the resulting brokenness in my sexuality, and the off-and-on pornography fascination, it shouldn't have been a surprise that sex didn't work.
Opinion | Sexuality
We Don’t Age Out of Our Sexuality
Balancing love, desire, and the demands of midlife.
This post is part of a weekly Her.meneutics series called The Sex We Don't Talk About, designed to feature female perspectives on aspects of sex and sexuality that can go overlooked
Opinion | Sexuality
When Sex Leaves You Wanting More
Reflecting on female libido and Christian marriage.
This post is part of a weekly Her.meneutics series called The Sex We Don't Talk About, designed to feature female perspectives on aspects of sex and sexuality that can go overlooked
Opinion | Sexuality
What Could Possibly Be Wrong with Christian Masturbation?
In both marriage and singleness, our bodies are not just for ourselves.
This post is part of a weekly Her.meneutics series called The Sex We Don't Talk About, designed to feature female perspectives on aspects of sex and sexuality that can go overlooked
Opinion | Sexuality
True Love Consents: Why Teach Christian Youth about BoundariesSubscriber access only
“No means no” matters at every stage.
We may assume that Christian teaching on sex and sexuality inures us from having such discussions about affirmative consent: because abstinence education teaches young people to
Opinion | Sexuality
Finding Healing in Front of the Camera
A Christian considers the benefits of boudoir photography.
This post is part of a weekly Her.meneutics series called The Sex We Don't Talk About, designed to feature female perspectives on aspects of sex and sexuality that can go overlooked
Opinion | Sexuality
How to Talk to Your Kids About Homosexuality Subscriber access only
Amid quickly changing cultural norms, we need a thoughtful and loving way to engage our children.
my children about sexuality followed a linear approach. Introduce the basics, I thought. Help them understand their bodies and the fundamentals of God's design for sex within marriage
Opinion | Sexuality
Staying Faithful: How Our Sex Lives Matter to GodSubscriber access only
A common-ground theology for single and married Christians.
And what if some of them stayed single and never went on to have sex? Could I talk about sexuality in a way that wouldn't make them feel like they were missing out?
Opinion | Sexuality
Let the Pregnant Grads Walk
How we treat pregnant teens reveals more about us than them.
Opinion | Sexuality. Like many Christian high schools (and universities), Heritage Academy forbids its students from engaging in premarital sex as a matter of policy.
Opinion | Sexuality
Our Top 10 Articles of 2016
Readers and editors rank the best posts of the year.
Opinion | Sexuality. Our Top 10 Articles of 2016. 7. Please don't own a turtle. 8. Please have a ROTH IRA or some sort of mutual fund setup. 7. When Sex Leaves You Wanting More.
Opinion | Sexuality
Have We Made an Idol out of Virginity?Subscriber access only
Gospel-centered sexuality is about much more than "purity."
Gospel-centered sexuality is about much more than "purity.". Beth Felker Jones. Image: VOLODYMYR IVASH a set of rules that turn people into commodities and make sex into currency.
Reporting | Sexuality
The (Sometimes Frustrating) Gift of SexSubscriber access only
Dr. Juli Slattery believes there's hope for every marriage.
believe, There must be something wrong with my body; I guess I just can never enjoy sex. whole lot more to do with your mind, your emotions, and your spiritual beliefs about sexuality.
Opinion | Sexuality
Why Are Christian Guys Silent About Abstinence?Subscriber access only
When we don’t talk about male virginity, we imply that it’s not important.
Male sexuality doesn't line up with this dichotomy as much, even in Christian circles. Some Christian students secretly mock the expectation of virginity, implying that sex is a rite of
Opinion | Sexuality
10 Things Sexual Assault Victims Want You to Know
When I posed a question about abuse on Facebook, I was inundated with responses.
preaching and teaching on holistic and biblical ethics of sex and sexuality. Maybe the simplest and most profound act of Christian response is this: listening to those who have suffered.
Reporting | Family
The New Face of Infidelity
What lures Christians to cheat?
viewing porn, says Laura Gallier, author of several books for children and teens on sexuality. or both people bring into the relationship a past experience with porn, sex often becomes