Purity: Can’t be taken, can’t be given away

purity ringThe Purity Culture movement might just be the single most anti-gospel doctrine in the American Church today.

Yes, I said it.

I don’t think any other doctrine in the Church has been responsible for more hurt, more shame, more pain or more dysfunction. I don’t think any other doctrine has damaged relationships and the souls of women more than this one (except, perhaps, complementarianism).  I don’t think any other doctrine is as far from the pages of scripture than this one. It is a lie. Continue reading

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