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Anna Broadway

Anna Broadway

Anna Broadway is the author of Sexless in the City and a contributor to Faith at the Edge, Talking Taboo, and the forthcoming Disquiet Time. She holds an M.A. in religious studies from Arizona State University and has written for TheAtlantic.com, Books and Culture, OnFaith, Paste, The Journal of the History of Sexuality, and other publications. Find more of her writing at sexlessinthecity.net and follow her on Twitter @annabroadway. She lives near San Francisco.

An Open Letter to Male Virgins

Despite what society says, our identity does not rely on our sexual status.

Brotherly Love: Christians and Male-Female Friendships

We relate to the opposite sex in the best source of community we know, the church.

We Wish You a Busy Easter

Why the extra services and special meals of Holy Week are good for us.

Picture This: A Closer Look at Mindy Kaling's Elle Cover

We need a more informed eye, rather than an impulse for outrage.

There's No Such Thing as a 'Boy Color' or 'Girl Color'

The short history of our blue-pink designations.

Is There a Christian Formula for Online Dating?

Trusting God after listing, praying, and searching the web for my Mr. Right.

God Didn't Make Our Bodies Only for Sex

Chastity can lead to a fuller engagement with creation.

Stop Telling Christian Singles What They Can't Do

Celebrating the rich possibilities of chastity

From Going Big to Giving Up

Preparing for Lent at, yes, your Super Bowl party.

The False Intimacy of Dating in the Digital Age

Why I stopped Google stalking my suitors.

Why a Big Stomach Belongs at Thanksgiving

And how my own appetite went from enemy to dear friend.

True Love Obeys: Why We Abstain from Premarital Sex

Efforts like the True Love Waits campaign often hinge on promises that may never be fulfilled.

The Gender Pay Gap: Not as Bad as You Think

The major factor that recent reports fail to account for.

The Health Care Ruling and the God of Salvation

How yesterday's ruling affects—and shouldn't affect—those who follow the crucified Christ.

Banking on God Alone: Why I Won't Be Freezing My Eggs

Confronting the barrenness of prolonged singleness amid an uncertain relational future.

Ryan Gosling, Romance Novels, and the Dangers of Fantasizing

The problem isn't that we long for something better. It's that we long for too small of things.

On Valentine's Day, Praying for Men Who Buy Sex

Why I'm praying for the johns today—and you can, too.

The Woman Who Shelters New York City's Trafficking Victims

Faith Huckel, founder and director of Restore NYC, took her social-work skills and a heap of prayer to launch the city's first and only long-term aftercare shelter for foreign-born trafficking victims.

The God of Awkward Virgins

Can he be trusted?

Why I No Longer Pray for a Husband

Lessons in longing, hunger, and trust.
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