Why Joy Williams’ new music video defies purity culture

Joy Williams has left purity culture. Like, in a major way. Last year, she released a new music video for the song "Woman (Oh Mama)." When I found it a few months ago, my first thought was: if CCM shunned Jaci Velasquez for her underwear scene in Chasing Papi, what will they ever do with Joy Williams' … Continue reading Why Joy Williams’ new music video defies purity culture

Narnia is evil. Because scripture. | What one fundamentalist preacher said about C.S. Lewis

So last summer I read this book called Cameras in Narnia: How the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Came to Life. I'm getting ready to mail the book back to the friend I borrowed it from, so I skimmed it again. The author gives an inside perspective since he was on set for almost … Continue reading Narnia is evil. Because scripture. | What one fundamentalist preacher said about C.S. Lewis

Recognizing and supporting isolated fundamentalist homeschool kids

I took a social media break last month. I still blogged and kept in touch with a few friends, but I stopped reading my Facebook and Twitter feeds all the time. That's not what my breaks used to look like. My social media breaks used to be the way that I covered for my parents … Continue reading Recognizing and supporting isolated fundamentalist homeschool kids

NLQ webmaster thinks speculating about LGBT quiverfull kids is okay

In January 2016, Vyckie Garrison, one of the founders of No Longer Quivering, started a public thread asking for speculations about the Duggar family for 2016. Her followers started guessing about the sexual identity of the Duggar children still living at home. The comments turned vicious, involving threats of violence towards other survivors and stalking. Read the … Continue reading NLQ webmaster thinks speculating about LGBT quiverfull kids is okay

Outside the Box: Sexuality, then and now

  Today's post is from my friend Laurie Works, who blogs at laurieworks.com.  Lately, I’ve been thinking about relationships and sexuality. Who am I kidding. I’m always thinking about sex. I have been fascinated with sex and sexuality since I was 10 years old. I taught myself what sex was, with my parents confirming shortly … Continue reading Outside the Box: Sexuality, then and now