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Church Language Can Affect Rape Culture for Good or Bad — Part 1

Church Language Can Affect Rape Culture for Good or Bad — Part 1

Gather around Church, we need to talk. Perhaps we should grab some coffee and sit down because this is going to get uncomfortable.

We need to talk about the way we talk about sex, modesty, and women’s roles and the message we send to both women and men. I don’t want to talk about the importance of waiting until marriage for sex. I don’t want to argue about whether we should dress modestly (and what the heck that even means). And I don’t want to have the complementarian vs. egalitarian debate about women’s roles.

Actually I do want to talk about all of those things, but not today. Another time, with another coffee. 

Today I want to talk about the implications of our language.