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Purity: Outdated? Irrelevant? Oppressive? Dean Inserra

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June 6, 2023 5:15 am

Purity: Outdated? Irrelevant? Oppressive? Dean Inserra

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June 6, 2023 5:15 am

Purity culture: In some very deserved ways, it warrants the impassioned scrutiny. But is sexual purity itself oppressive? Pointless? Author Dean Inserra offers correction to destructive theology while pulling us back to sexual flourishing.

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So, almost seemed like the goal of purity culture was don't have sex. And an unbeliever can live that way. There are people who do not know Jesus.

You know, I believe in heaven and hell, that they're real places where real people go. I think there's people in hell right now who were virgins. It's not virginity that's the goal. It's holiness that's the goal. That's good.

And for the Christian that comes through Christ. Welcome to Family Life Today where we want to help you pursue the relationships that matter most. I'm Shelby Abbott and your hosts are Dave and Ann Wilson.

You can find us at or on the Family Life app. This is Family Life Today. I've talked to so many women who grew up during the purity culture and they felt like, I have saved myself, I have the ring, I signed the card because that was a part of the purity culture time. And then they got married and their sexual life was really difficult. And they thought, what happened? I thought God was going to bless me.

I thought God was going to gift me with this incredible... Because I did it his way. Yes. But it was really difficult and had been difficult and maybe still is. So what do you tell them?

And I think that they feel really discouraged and let down by the whole purity culture concept. Did you give them a good answer? I don't know.

We'll see because we have someone in here today that will have the right answer. That's why we brought it up. Dean and Sarah's back with us, wrote a book called Pure. And you didn't write a book called Purity Culture, but the word pure, Dean, I'm thinking has something to do with sort of a response to the purity culture? It is.

I wanted to help people see how God's design for sexuality and for sex is not oppressive or outdated or relevant. And how we have to make sure... Hey, that's your subtitle. That's the subtitle. Did you come up with your own subtitle? I did not.

You didn't? That's what I wanted to communicate, but Moody just ordered it better. That's why they get paid the big bucks. But I wanted people to under