my church says I’m dirty, my mother says I’m awesome: lessons on sex — Samantha Field

Originally posted on Samantha Field’s blog.  She is a progressive Christian blogger, and I definitely recommend reading her work!  This is a guest post on Samantha’s blog that I really connected with – the author sums up some of the awful messages that you can learn growing up in purity culture.

Today’s post is a guest post from Mara. I grew up in a very average, white, suburban Evangelical church. My church was not extreme or controversial in any way. But what I learned from church about gender, sex, and relationships has ultimately hurt me. Some of these lessons were explicitly taught; some were insidious undertones,…

via my church says I’m dirty, my mother says I’m awesome: lessons on sex — Samantha Field

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