Sexuality For A New World

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Almost universally, women—regardless of political, religious or philosophical persuasion—agree that the treatment and portrayal of women in advertising and media is infuriatingly unjust. But what people don’t seem to get is that when you hold up multiple partners and child-proof or premarital sex as a standard of behavior, you automatically reduce women to objects of lust.

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Sex Is A Good Thing

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Whenever somebody talks about sex, ears perk up and strong reactions—both positive and negative—ensue. For a long time, I saw that as a sign that there was something fundamentally wrong with humanity, something inherently sinful. But I’ve come to realize that I had it backwards. We have this reaction because there is something fundamentally right with us.…

We Need a Thoughtful Discussion About Birth Control (A No Easy Answers Post)

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There is a reason I generally don’t post about headlines: it takes me time to process things and make sure my first reactions all hold water. I hate the tendency to react without thinking, the way it leads us to view everything in black and white and fail to acknowledge the nuances in every situation,…

Mountains, Molehills, Contraception, and The Zika Virus

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When I heard the radio headline yesterday afternoon, I groaned. Because I knew I was going to have to blog about the pope’s comments, and as a proponent of natural family planning, it would be hard to convince anyone that I’m approaching the topic objectively. But there under the awning of the Gerbes fuel station,…

A Christian Mom Talks Sex Ed

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We spent the summer of 2015 preparing rooms and moving kids around the house. Partly, this was because Nicholas and Alex were driving us insane with their nonstop bickering. But even more so, it was because Julianna, at age 8, was still sharing a room with Michael, age 3. Let me illustrate the problem: Bath…

Sunday Snippets

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Time for Sunday Snippets, hosted by the one and only RAnn of This, That & The Other Thing! RAnn’s question of the Week: My Right to Life calendar says that the National Right to Life convention is this week in Kentucky. What do you to do promote Right to Life? I am a fervent believer…