It seems to me that if Christians are serious about avoiding errors that are ‘incredibly damaging to the gospel and the church,’ we will be careful to get sex and marriage exactly right.
As we culturally deconstruct the dreadfully misguided marketing effort of purity culture, it’s important to recognize that isn’t the truth of Christianity. As happens too often, fallible humans completely garbled the message.
Joshua Harris’s journey would seem like whiplash if you don’t know much about legalism, the homeschooling and evangelical subcultures, or Harris’s trajectory since his bestseller.
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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