Episode 7: Purely Toxic - The Problem With Extreme Christian Purity Culture
For this episode we sit down with author, speaker, wife, and mom Rebecca Lemke, to discuss her experience with Christian "purity culture," as well as our experiences with it. We discuss a lot of fascinating and fun topics, including: "emotional STDs," people who swear off dating only to suddenly "date" when they meet a hot partner, Christians who "kiss dating goodbye" and how this has led many people to be chronically single into their 30s and 40s, as well as guys who think being a good Christian will get them a date with Christian girls - only to get passed up for hot bad boys. And, we talk about ways to nurture healthy views on dating instead, where Rebecca explains that for Christians, the focus should be on Christ and not a bunch of impossible-to-follow sexual rules. Check out Rebecca's website The Scarlet Virgins, and her book, The Scarlet Virgins: Sex Replaces Salvation. Remember to be sure to check out our other projects beside this podcast, at Double Trust Dating and The Popular Man!