Sex in Church

By James Perra | Sex-Positive Christian conversation about modern relationships, marriage, sex, and sexuality.

How Pastors Perceive Domestic Violence Differently

Most pastors want their churches to be a safe haven, but don’t have a plan to get there. When it comes to domestic violence, Protestant pastors want …

Domestic Violence

'Get the Girl to Do It'

What 'Hidden Figures' reveals about race, women, and how our sons see our daughters. The rush to sign kids up for summer camps is always intense, but …

Taraji P. Henson

Let's Kiss Dating Hello

A sociologist reveals her research about 'ring by spring' culture on a Christian college campus.

Relationships

Open letter from a priest to a porn star: I understand your suffering

"I have met people broken by pornography. On both sides."<p>Dear Amarna,<p>Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Patxi Bronchalo, and I’m a priest—a …

Sex and the single Christian: Why celibacy isn’t the only option

It isn’t fair that some folks remain single when they’d rather be partnered. Loneliness and longing can be meaningful, but usually that transformation from suffering to beauty can happen only if we attempt to live into this one wild life we’ve been given, to look for possibility, to open ourselves …

Relationships

On LGBT equality, middle ground is disappearing

(RNS) You are either for full and unequivocal LGBT equality, or you are against it.

Equality

Pastor Who Says Single Christians Can Have 'Mutually Pleasurable' Sex Doesn't See Bible as God's Infallible Word

The Rev. Bromleigh McCleneghan, the married mother of three and associate pastor for ministry with families at Union Church of Hinsdale in Illinois, …

Theology

Father took teenage daughter out of state to marry her rapist

Going by his logic that "if you get them pregnant then you marry them," a father in Idaho reportedly took his teenage daughter to Missouri last year …

Crime

Study Finds Married Women Have More Abortions Than Anyone Else

In popular imagination, women who get abortions are young, single, and promiscuous, hopping carelessly between one-night stands. I’m not one to look …

11 Steps To Sacred Sex

<i>To go deeper in your exploration of intimacy in relationships, explore Julie Piatt’s course with her husband Rich Roll, here.</i><p>Sex is sacred.<p>Wait a …

Spirituality

In Praise of a Pussified (from the beginning) Church

When we left, Luke looked terribly sad. I asked him what was wrong. He said, "I don't want you to go through that."<p>Me either. But here it comes.<p><b>And</b> …

The Truth About Hymens And Sex

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Humor

How to Predict Divorce (Hint

As a pastor who regularly performs weddings, I can tell that some couples are more likely to divorce than others.<p>It’s not most evident in pre-marital …

The Pastor Who Married Pregnant Teen Girlfriend With Wife’s Approval Is Mad About Same-Sex Marriage

I realize that is a lot to digest in a headline. But first, you must know that Thom Miller is a 60-year-old Ohio pastor who just married his pregnant …

Spice Up Your Relationship With This 30-Day Challenge

If you're feeling stuck in a relationship rut, a little extra spice may be just what you and your significant other need. Once the honeymoon phase passes, it's easy for the initial spark to flicker and fade a bit, but there are plenty of ways to keep the romance alive and kicking! This 30-day …

Productivity

Women, Stop Submitting to Men • ChurchLeaders.com

Those of us who hold to so-called “traditional gender roles” are often assumed to believe that women should submit to men. This isn’t true.<p>Indeed, a …

True Love Consents: Why Teach Christian Youth about Boundaries

“No means no” matters at every stage. This year, my teenage son overstepped boundaries while texting a girl his age. He didn’t send anything …

Joe Biden

The Art of Sexual Kung Fu

<b>by Christina Antonyan</b><p>As a spiritual system, Tao means the way to achieving a true understanding of nature, our mind, and reality, to the way of …

15 Unintentionally Hilarious Christian Pickup Lines

"I was looking in the book of Numbers and saw that I didn't have yours."What’s the only thing more awkward than asking someone out? Asking someone …

Breakups

Why The New ‘Feminist’ Rom-Com Is a Lie

It's no good to deny that we're both emotional and sexual beings. If you wanted to see a romantic comedy this year, you were in luck—especially if …

Emotions

4 Things I Will Teach My Kids About Porn • ChurchLeaders.com

Pornography is quickly becoming one of the world’s fastest growing addictions. It’s flooding the Internet like crazy. It’s available at the click of …

David Was a Rapist, Abraham Was a Sex Trafficker

What we miss when we downgrade Old Testament abuse stories to sexual peccadilloes. My family and I were driving to the movie theater recently and <i>Game</i> …

Game of Thrones

Romans 1 isn’t anti-gay. It’s just plagiarized that way.

Understanding how the Biblical text was originally written sheds light on how the anti-gay section of Romans 1 is <b>not</b> an argument made by Paul.Codex …

Theology

The End of Purity Culture

3 truths to replace false assumptions we learned from the youth group.Sign a pledge. Get a purity ring. Save yourself for marriage.It seemed like a …

Relationships

The Secret Enemy in Your Marriage

And 5 practical ways to deal with it.We had been married just over a year. After another demanding week at work, neither of us wanted to get into it. …

Probability

When Your Spouse Feels More Like a Roommate

3 Keys to reconnecting with your spouse.The first time I met Sarah and Tom, I thought that they were a special couple. They were attending a new …

Marriage

What Sexuality Looks Like if You're Single

It's more than just 'wait for marriage.'The Church has a lot—a lot—to say about healthy sexuality within marriage. But what about sexuality beyond …

Flee

Leaving Patriarchy in the Past

Scripture affirms sweeping male authority, says John Stackhouse—just not for all time. What are the proper, God-ordained roles for men and …

Religion

WWJDD: “I’m Worried I’m A Nymphomaniac”

Is her insatiable desire for sex a problem or is she experiencing shame over something that's normal? James Deen has some thoughts...