I love working with young women in my therapy practice and as a college professor. So it was a joy to talk with Marleny and Sarah, the hosts of the Let There Be Light Podcast. In my podcast interview for episode 10 “purity rings, myths, and shame“, we discuss the 5 myths of purity culture, egalitarianism, and my personal experience with purity culture and gender roles growing up.
Since the hosts are both young, single Christian women, we talk more about dating, porn, and my favorite question: what are “wifely duties”? From a psychological and theological perspective, we dissect the Ephesians 5 passage on submission and the 1 Corinthians 7 passage on a husband and wife sharing authority of their bodies.
I think you’ll love this talk! Let me know in the comments what you think of this podcast on purity culture!
My “wifely duty” is to pursue becoming more like Christ and a closer relationship with him every day. That is the best thing I can do as a wife. That is the best thing I can do for our marriage and my husband. #puritycultureTweet