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“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer HT, Ryan Stollar ____ I am not a huge fan of the Dr. Quinn the Medicine Woman series (in fact, I have a whole post …
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doug philips

Doug Philips, president of Vision Forum, and popular advocate of Christian reconstructionalism, Christian patriarchy, and the stay at home daughter movement,  and who has influenced 1000s of homeschool families to not use birth control or send their daughters to college and keep daughters at home until they marry, cites some kind of emotional affair as …
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After I heard that Jessa Duggar is now courting, I’ve struggled to find words. In a way, I’m happy for her. In a way, I’m always sad to see my peers trapped in patriarchy. But in the midst of those emotions, I don’t have anything to say to Jessa. This is her life, not a …
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This is a project series interviewing  Buddhists in other countries. Todays questions involve morality, such as what do Buddhists think of modesty, gays, premarital sex, etc. As always, the questions and answers do very just as they do in Christianity. What is “sin? How do people stop this “sin” problem? Kenneth (China) There is no …
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Couple in the rain (Remaster 2)

I’ve written that- and I think we all know that – we wore modest clothing primarily to protect men…their lusts, their hearts, their bodies. But in my house growing up purity was about the men too, not just so greedy men receive a virgin but also so the mens’ hearts stay protected. My mom said …
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Summer Start

Rachel Held Evans and Libby Anne have both already offered posts on Elizabeth Smart’s speech on human trafficking, purity culture, and abuse. The story triggered a tear for me last night as I lay in bed thinking of my dear friend Maiv in SE Asia. Maiv came from a life not all that different than …
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Prayer and  post evangelicalism

On the outside, my childhood looked blissful. I was raised outside the box, free to roam and explore. I was raised to think wide and deep, to argue and to question. My home was overtaken in creativity. On the outside, we looked normal. At the same time I was sheltered from ideas. I was free …
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A typical Hilltribe village

I went to Asia the first time four years ago. I lived in a remote village (like the one above), and in a two month period, I only went to a town once. I worked outside from sunrise to sunset with my friends. Then after dark, we’d cook and clean up, pray, and go to …
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Growing up, I was taught that I had to dress modestly because men will “lust” if they see me in short shorts or a mini-skirt. I was taught that I could cause men to stumble, and women are in part to blame for this problem. We would frequently scoff at other girls on the streets. …
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Virginity

EDIT: If you found this page by searching “Buddhism and Premarital Sex,” this other posts on my blog, from my series interviewing real Buddhists, addresses this question more fully. A couple days ago the Slacktivist posted this chart about  religious people most likely to report premarital sex. Buddhists rank as the most likely.   As …
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