February 7, 2013

Virginity Isn't Our Holy Grail

Jen Pollock Michel, Christianity Today

With all the emphasis on virginity as virtue's Holy Grail, if a Christian woman isn't a virgin when she marries, she's made to feel that she has somehow disqualified herself from God's greatest blessings and callings.

That's how Sarah Bessey explains the unfortunate subtext of much of the purity speak that is happening in our churches in her recent post "I Am Damaged Goods."

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TAGGED: Women, Chastity, Virginity


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