And the Bride Wore White

Sharon Church, Marriage, Purity 2 Comments

In an attempt to get as much done before my students come back from Christmas break, I have spent the last week in all-out wedding planning mode. I’ve talked to photographers, looked at countless flower arrangements and been to too many bridal shops to count. In particular, I’ve been using the last week to figure out the bridesmaid dresses, which …

Can Women Have Casual Sex?

Sharon Dating, Purity, Relationships 3 Comments

As the feminist movement has gained more and more momentum over the years, women have embraced their sexual freedom in a variety of ways. In what is perhaps an ironic aspiration, women desire to be more like men, aiming to possess the “freedom” afforded their male counterparts. Specifically, some women have singled out the goal of “having sex like a …

Sleeping Over: Part 2

Sharon Dating, Purity, Relationships 5 Comments

Update: A few years after writing this post and its accompanying piece 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 …