12. How Churches Are Failing Young Christians: The Problems with Purity

12. How Churches Are Failing Young Christians: The Problems with Purity

Millions of Christian’s feel guilt or shame about premarital sex. But should they? What do the Gospels and the 10 Commandments actually say about premarital sex?

This episode is also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MYsj67BTnkY

References and URLs

Terry Gross Fresh Air interview of Linda Kay Klein:

Transcript and audio:

https://www.npr.org/transcripts/648737143

Linda Kay Klein’s book, PURE:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DQV274T

“Inside the Purity Movement and Its Effect on Evangelical Women” by Julie Ingersoll University of North Florida

http://tiny.cc/Purity1

Charts used from part 1:

The benefits of church attendance for women (Harvard study):

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2521827

https://ifstudies.org/blog/religious-service-attendance-marriage-and-health/

The association of religiosity and suicide in queer youth:

http://tiny.cc/Queersuicide

http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(18)30050-3/fulltext

Falling church attendance – Pew research:

http://www.pewforum.org/2019/10/17/in-u-s-decline-of-christianity-continues-at-rapid-pace/

President Carter quote:

https://youtu.be/znTO949aPNg?t=155

http://tiny.cc/Carter2015

More than 1 in 2 Americans will get STD in lifetime

http://tiny.cc/sti4

HPV and Cancer: “HPV is a group of more than 200 related viruses, some of which are spread through vaginal, anal, or oral sex…

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/infectious-agents/hpv-and-cancer

There is a vaccine for many sexually transmitted cancers:

www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/infectious-agents/hpv-vaccine-fact-sheet

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/hpv/statistics/cases.htm

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