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Does Sexual Purity Still Make Sense?

By Steve Wyatt   Our Creator has never succumbed to cultural pressure, not even when lonely Adam was checking out birds, elephants, and orangutans looking for relationship. Adam’s task was to name the animals, but evidently he was also screening for a potential mate. We know that because “no suitable helper was found” (Genesis 2:20). […]


A Passion for Purity

Deborah J. Amend “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God,” Jesus told his followers, thousands of years before NC-17 movies, Internet pornography, rampant divorce, and scantily clad fashion models. Purity and modesty, once cherished traits, appear to have been thrown to the wayside in our current culture. The Christian’s challenge is […]


Taking the Shame Out of Sex

by Kara L. Johnson My first lessons in sexuality came from gestures and jokes made by kids on my elementary school bus. Once my mom tried to have “the talk” with me, and all I remember is sitting on the couch, gawking at a book with brightly colored medical illustrations and suddenly feeling an uncomfortable […]


What Does the Bible Say About Premarital Sex?

by Rick Ezell We live in a sex-crazed culture. According to the Web site Students Against Destructive Decisions, “Currently 46.8 percent of all high school students report they have had sexual intercourse” ( Teenage “dating” Web sites that boast millions of members encourage teenage patrons to select not prom dates but partners for casual sexual […]