Our Teachings on Purity Must Be Rooted in Scripture

Young woman, your brothers are watching. They already have to live in a world that is full of sexual temptation, from magazine racks to movie screens. As a single woman, your virtue is your biggest asset. Young men are looking for wives who understand modesty. When you get married, your husband’s sexual purity depends on your sexual availability. If you’re not willing to live out his fantasies in the bedroom, he’ll live them out elsewhere.

This speech has christened many a Christian blog, conference, and conversation. My parents never gave it to me growing up, and I am forever grateful — but it bombarded me in other places.

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