Was Purity Culture a Bad Idea? 6 Myths You Should Kiss Goodbye


Keith Simon

Patrick Miller


Were purity rings, banquets, and pledges the best or worst thing to happen to Christianity? Did purity culture teach good lessons about chastity, or offer a sexual prosperity gospel? Did it give a spacious vision of faith or narrow the scope of God's concerns to sexual morality? Did it train us to celebrate sex or create shame around sex? In this episode, Keith and Patrick explain purity culture to those who did not grow up around it and explore how it caused damage in Christian culture. They warn against swinging the pendulum in the opposite direction by abandoning a Biblical sexual ethic and offer a new model: sexual wholeness and integrity. 
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