A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Sexuality

Debunking The Purity Myth

“There is a moral panic in America over young women’s sexuality and it’s been breathing new life into a very old idea,” claims Jessica Valenti, founder of Feministing.com and author of The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with... Read More »

Being Women in a Miley Cyrus World

Thomas Couture was an 18th century French artist best known for his work, Romans in the Decadence of the Empire.  At the center of the painting, a woman lays outstretched, drawing all eyes to her. Surrounding her are people engaged in all ... Read More »

On DOMA, Prop 8, and Being Faithful

Today the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) handed down a landmark decision regarding the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  Couched in language that moves this decision from a financial benefits issue to r... Read More »

Is Monogamy Unnatural?

In the middle of a national debate on same sex marriage, today’s CNN op-ed piece claims that the entire concept of marriage may be completely unnecessary. According to Meghan Laslocky we need to “Face It: Monogamy is unnatural.” Laslo... Read More »

The Best-Kept Secret Behind 50 Shades

We used to blush about it. It was the kind of thing that women kept quiet about. It was personal – too personal – and not at all “ladylike.” Perhaps we’d joke about it or laugh at a reference to it on shows like Sex in the City. B... Read More »

Amanda's Practical Modesty Tips

Dressing modestly is not as difficult as you first might think. First, in order to be fashionably modern but modest, you must know your body type. For example, I am pretty short, so I do not have problems finding shorts or skirts that are l... Read More »

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What Is My Worth After All?

God has given my husband and me the amazing privilege of being involved in university ministry. My husband is the College Pastor at our church, and I get to serve as his helper and ministry partner. Over the last several months, I’ve had ... Read More »

Does the Fight for Marriage Really Matter?

In recent months, marriage has taken center stage both on the national level and in discussions among believers. Last week, North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages and joined 30 other states that... Read More »

Set-Apart in a “Sex is Power” World

At the end of the 30-second commercial I wasn’t sure whether I should be laughing or blushing! As the on-screen ladies witnessed the dramatic duels of flying samurais and jousting knights, I heard: It’s the cradle of life. It’s the ce... Read More »