The very word fires up strong emotions. Our culture is prideful of its sexual openness. Religious or not, 86 percent of unmarried young adults ages in the United States have had sex, 78 percent have had sex in the last year, and 55 percent are in a current sexual relationship. Almost 7 percent of teen girls ages become pregnant each year, amounting to more than , live births annually just in America.
Isis: Pictures of Christian women held for ransom leaked online by terror group
For 20 years of my life I grew up in a fundamentalist non-denominational Christian family. I obediently attended church twice a day on Sunday. I prayed unceasingly, sang worship songs, gave money, and listened to the preachers. I witnessed the scandals. I heard the gossiping. I went to many mid-week bible studies, gave out religious pamphlets once a year and read the entire bible back to front three times over.
Is Bedroom Photography Empowering for Christian Women?
Lately, there has been a rash of nude or semi-nude celebrity photos that have been exposed to the public by way of hackers gaining access to their cloud service accounts. To the Christian community, none of these leaked photos has been more disturbing than the photos of Meagan Good; an actress and model who is married to highly-acclaimed producer, best-selling author, and minister, Devon Franklin. Amongst many Christian circles, Meagan Good has been taking a lot of criticism for sending the provocative photos to her husband. Why should we have an issue with how a married couple decide to express their sexuality amongst themselves? Someone hacked their personal account and shamelessly shared their intimate moments with the world.
Search RN. From the story of Eve and her desire for forbidden fruit to the persistence of ascetic traditions such as fasting, Christianity has influenced the ways in which we shape our bodies in the service of transforming our souls. Masako Fukui investigates Christian suspicion towards corpulent bodies—especially the bodies of women—and explores the ways in which Christian morality is intimately connected to bodily transgression.