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Is it a New Passion and Purity? Reflecting on Elisabeth Elliot

Editor’s Note: Elisabeth Elliot remains one of the most influential women of 20th century Christendom. Her classic book, Passion and Purity, continues to guide a new generation of women navigating issues of the heart within Christ-... Read More »

Is Sexy a Sin?

“If you got it, flaunt it!” …So goes the advice to women around the world. Read More »

When You’ve Gone Too Far…Again

As I sat across from her, I could see the sadness in her eyes. And then the confession: “Amanda, my boyfriend and I went ‘too far’… again!!” My first reaction was to blame the guy for putting pressure on her, but then ... Read More »

A 16-Year-Old’s Discovery of Elisabeth Elliot’s Passion and Purity

Passion and Purity is a book that I would recommend to everyone who has not yet found her spouse. It is a book of encouragement, lessons, and guidance that is difficult to find today. Perhaps the biggest theme in the book Passion and Purity... Read More »

A 16-Year-Old's Discovery of Elisabeth Elliot's Passion and Purity

Passion and Purity is a book that I would recommend to everyone who has not yet found her spouse. It is a book of encouragement, lessons, and guidance that is difficult to find today. Perhaps the biggest theme in the book Passion and Purity... Read More »

When You’ve Gone Too Far…Again

As I sat across from her, I could see the sadness in her eyes. And then the confession: “Amanda, my boyfriend and I went ‘too far’… again!!” My first reaction was to blame the guy for putting pressure on her, but then ... Read More »

Guarding Your Heart

Amanda, how do I guard my heart in a world that wants to rip me apart? This is the question that has been asked of me several times this month. A few weeks ago my husband and I began the Every Man’s/Woman’s Battle with our college group... 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 »

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 »

Fighting for Eden

One of my dearest friends and I had just finished up a delightful afternoon of window-shopping.  I pulled into her driveway, and as it usually happens with close girlfriends, we ended up sitting in my car for another half hour talking.  O... Read More »