The “Highlight Reel”

Sharon Marriage, Purity, Singleness 8 Comments

Recently I’ve been doing some investigative research into the male mind. What I’ve learned has important implications for my single readers, but it impacts married people as well. It all began a few months ago when I saw a movie with my husband in which a number of married men were discussing whether the “highlight reel” constituted cheating. I honestly …

Boobquake

Sharon Modesty, Pop-Culture, Purity, Worldview 4 Comments

On the news this week I heard about a young woman who urged women to show off their cleavage on April 27th. She began this movement in protest against a Muslim leader who blamed natural disasters on female immodesty. The satirical aim of this gesture was to “test” his theory and see if the mass exposure of cleavage would have …

Facebook Proofing Your Marriage

Sharon Marriage, Purity, Wisdom 6 Comments

This week I learned a startling statistic about Facebook. According to a British newspaper, Facebook is “being blamed for an increasing number of marital breakdowns.” The article goes on to explain that social networking websites create a greater source of temptation to cheat. Consider the following excerpt: Mark Keenan, Managing Director of Divorce-Online said: “I had heard from my staff …

5 Myths About Cohabitation

Sharon Dating, Marriage, Purity, Sex 3 Comments

The other day I ran across some interesting research on cohabitation that reveals a funny discrepancy between our culture’s beliefs about family and the reality of American families: While countless studies indicate that cohabitation is undeniably detrimental to marriage, nearly half of Americans believe cohabitation is actually good for marriage and reduces the risk of divorce. (USA Today/Gallup Poll) To …

A Brief History of the Chastity Belt

Sharon Purity 1 Comment

Whenever I hear the term “chastity belt” I always picture the movie “Robin Hood: Men in Tights.” In it, the leading lady, Maid Marian, dons a bulky iron chastity belt that looks like metal underwear, and she dreams of the day when her one true love can unlock it. Truly a love story for the ages. As hokey as that …

Every Man’s Battle

Sharon Purity, Self-control, Sex, Singleness 2 Comments

This week I was listening to the radio and heard an interview with an author who just published a fascinating yet controversial book entitled “The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner’s Semester at America’s Holiest University.” The author’s name is Kevin Roose, and he is a student at Brown University who enrolled at Liberty University for a semester as a kind of …

Virginity For Sale!

Sharon Pop-Culture, Purity, Sex 0 Comments

In case you haven’t heard the news, there’s apparently a young lady in California who has decided to put her virginity up for auction. She’s 22 years old and she goes by the pseudonym of “Natalie Dylan.” And it’s all completely legal because the deal is going down in the great state of Nevada, where prostitution is legal. I could probably …

Sleeping Over: Part 2

Sharon Purity, Relationships, Sex 14 Comments

Update: Since writing this post originally, I have posted a Part 3 that you can check out here. I hope you will! Since writing the last post, I have received a number of great questions that I want to follow up on because they are relevant to us all, and they allow me to elaborate on some of my previous …

Jacob Waited, And So Can Your Boyfriend

Sharon Dating, Purity, Self-control, Sex 8 Comments

One of my favorite stories from my early courtship with Ike (my fiancé) begins with my initial belief that he was a TOTAL sketchball. My perception of him largely originated from the way we met–he was being auctioned off at a charity date auction. And no, I did NOT bid on him. I was there to support a friend–totally innocent …