Category Archives: Sexuality

Book Review: Jesus is Better Than You Imagined By Jonathan Merritt

One of the things I always try to do when doing a review is to be brutally honest. There is a temptation to be extra kind on reviews because often the books were sent free of charge and, of course, we like people to like us and send us more free stuff and they mightContinue Reading

Richard Beck on Shame and Sexual Purity

That last post reminded me of something Richard Beck wrote in his book “Unclean: Meditations on Purity, Hospitality, and Morality” about shame and sexual purity and how we tend to isolate sexual sin into its own, most severe, level of sin. Here is what he wrote, “Beyond issues of severity, some sins are unique lociContinue Reading

Heritage Christian University Tackles Sexuality & Spirituality

Heritage Christian University in Florence, Alabama has two really interesting events coming up. Elevate: Spiritual Enrichment Seminar (Oct 14-16) is on “The Sexual and the Spiritual“. From their site, Could three days in October make a difference in your family? Could three days in October change your life for the better? Could three days inContinue Reading

Lust: A Topic We Just Don’t Talk About…and Are Dying Because of It

I don’t remember hearing much about lust in church growing up. My most vivid memory was on a Sunday morning when the guest speaker (no pulpit guy in his right mind would have done it then) used the word “masturbate” in his sermon. Now, I don’t remember a whole lot of sermons and I don’tContinue Reading

Parents Partnering in Parenting

Here is a great quote from the book I previously mentioned called Bound and Determined, A youth minister mentioned to me one day that he was astounded that Jack and I both taught our children about their sexuality, even the difficult issues of masturbation, pornography, and birth control. Admittedly, I was more candid with ourContinue Reading

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