News | Topic: God's Design for Sex

Linda’s Story: Sexuality Transformed

From my earliest memory I wanted to be a boy instead of a girl. Somehow I just knew that if I had male genitalia, my life would be complete. As a child, I prayed repeatedly for God to make me into a boy and became obsessed with my pursuit. However, I never told my family. Though I was a tomboy growing up, no one ever knew the depth of my struggles. It was my little secret that I kept for decades. Read the full article here and check out the video!

Rape Culture and Hookup Culture Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

The ideology of the hookup culture sets everyone up to be a victim by luring students into the vast expanse of sexual gray area, then telling them it’s black and white.

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What Americans Believe About Sex

From the modesty debate to the mainstreaming of “twerking,” the American public has a complex relationship with sex. Ever since the sexual revolution of the 1960s, the liberalization of social and moral attitudes toward sex has met with a conservative backlash troubled by the impact of an increasingly sexualized culture.

Read the rest of the research and article from The Barna Group by clicking here.

Why Aren’t Millennials Having Sex Anymore?

The number of college students claiming they’ve never had sex is nearly 40 percent. Only five years ago, a 25-year, “exhaustive” study found that college students who say they’re virgins made up only 13 percent. What has changed? Read the take from Relevant Magazine here.

6 Marks of Healthy Sexuality

Gary Thomas takes a look at the marks of a healthy sexual relationship.

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The Shameless and the Unashamed: Sexual Revolution, a Step to the Past

From the article:

“Those who pushed the sexual boundaries in the 1960s fancy themselves as revolutionaries throwing off the shackles of centuries of taboos and stigmas. ‘Emancipation is now a reality,’ wrote novelist and critic Margaret Drabble in 1967, cheering what she called ‘the golden age of adult sexual equality.’

The reality is quite the opposite…”

Read the article from Alan Dowd for byFaith magazine here.

 

Tied In Knots: Americans Try to Redefine Marriage

byFaith magazine takes a look at some of the arguments advocates for same-sex marriage have used and how Christians should respond.

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What Girls Should Demand

Melissa Edgington posts a powerful reminder for girls on her website “Your Mom Has A Blog.” Read the blog post here.

I’m a Duke Freshman. Here’s Why I Refused To Read ‘Fun Home.’

As a Christian, freshman Brian Grasso knew his beliefs and identity would be challenged at Duke University. He explains why he opted out of an assignment for incoming students to read the graphic novel “Fun Home.” Read his article here.

8 Lies We Believe About Porn

Relevant magazine takes a look at 8 lies we believe about pornography and how to break the addiction.

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Baylor University Removes Clause on ‘Homosexual Acts’ From Sexual Misconduct Policy

Earlier this year, Baylor University made a discreet change to its sexual misconduct policy by removing a line regarding “homosexual acts.”

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So-Called Same-Sex Marriage: Lamenting the New Calamity

John Piper blogs about the recent Supreme Court decision and the institutionalization of sin.

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Voices That Confuse: Reclaiming Biblical Truth…

From the article by Nicholas Black for HarvestUSA:

The church is in confusion today. The voices advocating for the inclusion of same-sex relationships in the church have been loud enough to sow confusion even among ordinary church members in solid evangelical churches. The typical layperson’s grasp of Scripture on the issue of homosexuality is weakening. Studying the Scriptures on the matter doesn’t seem to help anymore. Why? Because these passages are increasingly undermined by strong, cultural worldviews that are driving alternative interpretations of Scripture.

Read the entire article here.

Pornography Has Changed the Landscape of Adolescence Beyond All Recognition

As a study reveals a sharp rise in the number of schoolgirls at risk of emotional problems, Allison Pearson says we need to embolden our daughters to fight back against pornography – however embarrassing it may be.

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How I’m Overcoming Shame in My Sex Life

Even those who save sex for marriage have to deal with feelings of guilt.

Read more of this article from RELEVANT here.