Every Young Woman S Battle

Author: Shannon Ethridge
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
ISBN: 0307458008
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Guides young women to make the right choices to maintain sexual purity, focusing on self-acceptance and the damaging influences of the over-sexualized media.

Slouching Towards Gaytheism

Author: W. C. Harris
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 143845113X
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Argues that homophobia will not be eradicated in the United States until religion is ended. Slouching towards Gaytheism brings together two intellectual traditions—the New Atheism and queer theory—and moves beyond them to offer a new voice for gay Americans and atheists alike. Examining the continued vehemence of homophobia in cultural and political debate regarding queer equality, this unabashed polemic insists that the needs met by religion might be met—more safely and less toxically—by forms of community that do not harass and malign gay and lesbian Americans or impede collective social progress. W. C. Harris argues that compromises with traditional religion, no matter how enlightened or well intentioned, will ultimately leave heteronormativity alive and well. He explores a range of recent movements, such as Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” project, reparative “ex-gay” therapy, Christian purity culture, and attempts by liberal Christians to reconcile religion with homosexuality, and shows how these proposed solutions are either inadequate or positively dangerous. According to the author, the time has come for “gaytheism”: leaving religion behind in order to preserve queer dignity, rights, and lives. “Lively, original, and serious, this book is great fun to read. One looks forward to how Professor Harris will skewer the next foe.” — Paul Robinson, author of Queer Wars: The New Gay Right and Its Critics

Addicted To Lust

Author: Samuel L. Perry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190844221
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Few cultural issues alarm conservative Protestant families and communities like the seemingly ubiquitous threat of pornography. Thanks to widespread access to the internet, conservative Protestants now face a reality in which every Christian man, woman, and child with a smartphone can access limitless pornography in their bathroom, at work, or at a friend's sleepover. Once confident of their victory over pornography in society at large, conservative Protestants now fear that "porn addiction" is consuming even the most faithful. How are they adjusting to this new reality? And what are its consequences in their lives? Drawing on over 130 interviews as well as numerous national surveys, Addicted to Lust shows that, compared to other Americans, pornography shapes the lives of conservative Protestants in ways that are uniquely damaging to their mental health, spiritual lives, and intimate relationships. Samuel L. Perry demonstrates how certain pervasive beliefs within the conservative Protestant subculture unwittingly create a context in which those who use pornography are often overwhelmed with shame and discouragement, sometimes to the point of depression or withdrawal from faith altogether. Conservative Protestant women who use pornography feel a "double shame" both for sinning sexually and for sinning "like a man," while conflicts over pornography in marriages are escalated by patterns of lying, hiding, blowing up, or threats of divorce. Addicted to Lust shines new light on one of the most talked-about problems facing conservative Christians.

The Fantasy Fallacy

Author: Shannon Ethridge
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0849964695
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Sexual and emotional fantasies tend to reveal certain areas of trauma, brokenness, and disillusionment that are yet to be healed. Many people, including Christians, look to their sexual and emotional fantasies as a road map to where they can find the fulfillment they long for. However these fantasies aren't a reliable road map into the future, they are actually a rocky road map from the past. Shannon Ethridge, best-selling Christian author, certified life coach, and advocate for healthy sexuality offers fascinating insights into common sexual thoughts such as: dating a much older man or much younger woman connecting with strangers via cyberspace gay and lesbian fantasies fascination with pleasure, pain, and power Introduced in Genesis, God's design for sex, beyond procreation, is to offer connection andpleasure for marriage partners. But also in Genesis is an outline of seven sexual fallacies that bring discord, pain, and brokenness.The Fantasy Fallacyhelps explain the basis for these fallacies and offers insights to help expose not only the meaning behind them, but ways to face them, heal from them, and find physical, emotional, and spiritual freedom.

Every Young Woman S Battle Workbook

Author: Shannon Ethridge
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
ISBN: 9781578568550
Size: 52.10 MB
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A 8-Week Workbook for Withstanding the Greatest Pressure Young Women Have Ever Faced. Maybe you’ve seen images of women on TV, in movies, or in magazines and thought, I’ll never look like that…even while suspecting that women with self-respect and integrity shouldn’t even try to look that way. Perhaps you’ve felt the discomfort that comes when a guy wants you to go farther than you know is right. Possibly you feel that you’ve been robbed of your purity. In today’s sexually charged world, it’s easy to compromise in lots of little ways–only to discover that you’ve given away something you don’t know how to get back. In the Every Young Woman’s Battle Workbook–easy to use on your own or in a group–you’ll find 8 practical, biblical lessons to help you to really guard your body, mind and heart. You’ll… · learn how the sexual battle begins in your heart and mind · understand your hunger for attention from guys · explore what God has to say about sexuality and sex · recognize and avoid the potential pitfalls awaiting on your journey toward adulthood and possibly marriage · find out how the media, novels, fashion, internet chat rooms, and body and beauty obsessions influence your sexual choices–and what you can do about it · develop a deeper, more satisfying level of intimacy with God Now is the time to stand strong. Learn how to protect yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually–and how to get your need for love met in positive, healthy ways that leave you truly satisfied–with the Every Young Woman’s Battle Workbook.

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