bible study: sexuality, relationships, and ethics beyond purity culture

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who determines what’s “right” and “wrong” about intimacy?

depends on who you ask.
many people grow up within purity culture: a specifically christian set of rules about sex, dating, and gender roles that boil down to “sex is good when straight-married cis people have it and bad otherwise” and “men are brave leaders, women are nurturing submitters.”
these rules are both bad and insufficient, so we are going back to the bible—which has a lot to say about how people should treat each other, and almost nothing to say about romance—to figure out some good ones.
non-members of pcm are absolutely welcome to participate.

thursdays @ 1pm, masked, on the mall

we’ll meet at 1pm on thursdays beginning january 14th.
we will meet up in person, taking care to maintain six feet of distance between people and wear masks properly. if you want to join via zoom, email us for a link and we’ll bring you in.

what if I’m not christian/think any sexual ethic is inherently oppressive/don’t know how to feel about this?

you’re encouraged to come, though it will probably be a challenging study for you in one way or another. hopefully a generative challenge.
everyone learns from everyone.
all participants should be able to expect respectful treatment of their persons.
it’s fine not to be personally on board with any of the premises of the study, as long as you want to think about them seriously.

will there be homework?

probably not 🙂


If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.

Philippians 2:1-4

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