Rebecca Lemke is a writer on holistic and regenerative living, with a focus on both the temporal and the eternal. She is the author of “The Scarlet Virgins,” a book that examines the legalistic Purity Culture movement of the last 30 years from a gospel-centered Christian perspective. She is a contributor for Iron Ladies. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post and To Love, Honor and Vacuum. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, Thomas, and their young son. Follow her on Twitter: @NewCrunchyMom.
As more and more shops hawk CBD products, claiming they’re a magical cure-all to a laundry list of ailments, we should be skeptical.
Making a statue of a vagina out of purity rings might be attention-grabbing and even perhaps cathartic, but it is not healing.
Abusers within the grace-focused sector of the church have long twisted scripture, emphasizing forgiveness as a way of bypassing consequences.
Humans have the propensity to jump from idol to idol, but lapsed Christians in the process of healing should recognize the path forward is through Christ.
Purity Culture is a lazy, convenience-based solution to a complex spiritual problem, one that has cost many their mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.
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