Purity culture ended up being dangerous and harmful. But its collapse has kept a void for all of us to locate guidance within our lives that are intimate.
Once I was 14, a circuit presenter stumbled on my church’s youth group to share intimate purity. We don’t keep in mind many details through the talk but vividly remember signing a real prefer Waits pledge, a tiny notecard guaranteeing that I would personally stay a virgin until wedding. (more…)