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Sex and Purity

We will transparently speak to the issues of purity before marriage. By addressing things that would later cause brokenness in marriages, such as temptation with pornography, masturbation, fantasies, inappropriate movies/ books and dress. If you are over 18, register for our free membership program to have access to some of these articles.

What if I Stumble?

As you read in my post in May 2015, there are seasons where things are a little more difficult than than other seasons. Our spiritual walk will always be full of peaks and valleys and within these peaks and valleys there are climaxes where we are overwhelmed with joy but also overrun by despair and depression. Looking back at these moments I …

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Confessions Of A 30(ish)-Year-Old Virgin

  If you’re like me and 30-plus years old, you may remember the 1999 Drew Barrymore movie “Never Been Kissed.” For those who have never seen it, here’s a synopsis. Josie Geller (Drew) aka “Josie Grossie” by her former high-school classmates, is a newspaper copyeditor who’s desperate to move up to reporter. She finally gets the opportunity to show her skills when her boss assigns …

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Is Masturbation A Sin?

I remember the first time I heard the “M” word spoken in church. I think it took a whole two seconds before my jaw hit the floor. I was so surprised. I never, EVER, expected to hear the pastor talk about pornography and masturbation. He didn’t even do the church whisper. You know, the thing we do when we are …

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Sex And The Single Person

I’ve got a confession to make. I want sex. This really shouldn’t be surprising. I’m a 30-year old, never-been-married, very single woman. I’ve got hormones. Correction: I’ve got *raging* hormones. Just because I’m single doesn’t mean that my desire for sex has stayed dormant. I certainly wish it did. On numerous occasions, I have whispered prayers to God asking Him …

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The Negative Effects Of Porn

I was 6 years old when I saw my first pornographic film. Some would wonder how a kid that age got anything pornographic in the 80s. Most people my age at that time usually found something in their parents’ bedroom. You’re very curious at that age, and anytime someone tells you “No, don’t go in here” or “Don’t do that,” …

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[Video] Sex, Marriage And Fairy Tales | Spoken Word

Jefferson Bethke shares a spoken word to address the question, “What is truth?” especially in regard to sex and marriage.

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Does Virginity Signify Purity?

At a young age, I found myself in love with an incredible man. I had a singular focus and couldn’t be bothered by the other boys I found myself surrounded by. The only problem was, my sister and I were in love with the same man. Shocking, I know. My poor mother! Before jumping to conclusions, let me explain my …

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Can the Church Redeem Sex?

A few months ago, I wrote an article about the current, bleak sexual climate that exists both inside and outside the church and how that affects our personal battles for purity.  The price of sex is at an all-time low, promiscuity is rampant and marriage rates are declining. Fewer people are marrying, and most of them are hooking up or …

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Set Free From Sexual Immorality

Set free from sexual immorality

When I got saved in my late twenties, one of the hardest things I had to deal with was celibacy. I’m sure you can appreciate the battle I was faced with when considering that I had been sexually active since my teenage years. The sin of premarital sex had become such a habit or a way of life for me …

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Cultivating Intimacy: Part 2

Cultivating Intimacy

My wife Nancy and I have an amazing sex life. I’m sure you’re all very happy for us. I share this not to brag, but rather to make an important point about intimacy, one that applies to every level of intimacy but is most easily explained through talking about great sex. Our marriage hasn’t always been great in every facet. …

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