Grief hides in the church bathroom
A link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism has now been established by scientists
We ended up on the church’s bathroom floor, weeping together, as people came and went, unsure what to say to us. We chose to grieve together in that moment instead of holding things together for the sake of others’ comfort.
Church is often like that.
We celebrate together in worship but grieve alone.
Whatever Happened To Those Girls Who Signed "Purity Pledges"? Hint: It's Not Good
Religious fundamentalism is partly the result of a functional impairment in the prefrontal cortex, new study finds
Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free
Ever wonder what happened to the millions of girls who signed “purity pledges” in the late ’90s and early ’00s? Turns out, they didn’t live happily ever after. And for many of them, the “true love waits” philosophy was deeply damaging
Memoirist: Evangelical Purity Movement Sees Women's Bodies As A 'Threat'
From a woman who has been there and back, the first inside look at the devastating effects evangelical Christianity’s purity culture has had on a generation of young women—in a potent combination of journalism, cultural commentary, and memoir.
When Linda Kay Klein was 13, she joined an evangelical church that prized sexual "purity" and taught that men and boys were sexually weak.