Dear church, you’re wrong about sex.
Not all the time – but a lot of the time. There’s been some truth sprinkled here and there. There’ve been some speakers and ministries who’ve done this tender topic the justice it deserves. But in general, the sexual narrative Christian women have heard over the last four decades is not one of gospel freedom. It is a message burdened by fear, guilt, shame, and legalism – sometimes all of these at once. It’s why Christian girls are done with courtship culture. It’s why many are fleeing legalism and others flee the church. Through one ear, women are being taught about the love and grace of Jesus Christ, while into the other pour proof-texted, fear-based half-truths about female sexuality.
This is what the Enemy wants.
I firmly believe the Enemy targets female sexuality, particularly among Christian women, because he knows our propensity to shame. He knows that the deceit of an extrabiblical sexual ethic can drive women into a cycle of fear and guilt keeping them from the throne of God. So like he always does, he lies. And church? We’ve let this lies in our doors, our minds, and our conversations.
In today's post are five of the half-truths we’re telling Christian women – and why they need to stop.
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