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.

Let's Kiss Dating Hello

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

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

By Bromleigh McCleneghan<p>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 …

On LGBT equality, middle ground is disappearing

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


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, …


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 …

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 …

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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How to Predict Divorce (Hint: It Involves the Wedding Cake)

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 …


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 …

Women, Stop Submitting to Men

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 …

Text Messaging

The Art of Sexual Kung Fu

November 06, 2015<p><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 …

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 …


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

If you wanted to see a romantic comedy this year, you were in luck—especially if you wanted to see the old formula flipped on its head. A new wave of …

Romantic Comedy

4 Things I Will Teach My Kids About Porn

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.

Old Testament

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 …


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 …


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. …


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 …


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 …


Leaving Patriarchy in the Past

Scripture affirms sweeping male authority, says John Stackhousejust not for all time.