Posts Tagged: religious sexual shame

Shame and Sex in America

Here is a question I received from a reader: “When I look at culture in this country, I see a lot of shame. Shame that is attached to sexuality in a fear-based and pathologizing fashion that doesn’t seem to be as present in other cultures in the same way. As you and Carl Jung suggest,… Read more »

A Letter to Joshua Harris – Let This Shape You, not Shame You

Hey Joshua – You’ve been on my mind these last few weeks since you publicly ‘came out’ and apologized for the impact of your books. I have admired your willingness to listen to the stories – the profound pain and anger. It is searing and immense and devastating. I feel the radiation of shame you must feel. … Read more »

To All the Waiting, Struggling, Ashamed Virgins …

I have had the privilege over the last two weeks to read the dissertation of a brilliant woman who has been studying how adult conservative Christians in Northern Ireland manage their sexuality and intimate relationships prior to marriage. I will leave later next week to go over and be the external examiner as she defends… Read more »