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Breeding 'Like Rabbits,' Sex by Rhythm Method, and Other Natural Family Planning Myths
Originally Posted: 01/27/2015 - 5:52pm | Type: Blog

In discussing birth control and population issues when visiting the Philippines recently, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church promoted “responsible parenthood” that didn’t require good Catholics to be “like ...

Abstinence-Only Sex Ed is Over
Originally Posted: 09/03/2013 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

Somebody has to say it: Our approach isn’t working, and it’s time to rethink “the talk.” It’s time to expand the conversation into territory where many evangelical parents dare not go. ...

The Dangers of Christian 'Marriage Worship'
Originally Posted: 05/22/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

What we end up with, often times, is a vacuous silence when it comes to the real, difficult issues of sexual identity, impulse, and expression. Add to that the Christian emphasis on marriage, and the result in ...

Study: Muslims and Hindus Less Likely to Have Premarital Sex
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

With their “True Love Waits” jewelry, conferences and T-shirts, Christians may be the face of the abstinence movement, but Muslims and Hindus are more likely to abstain from premarital sex. ...

Spirituality and Sexuality: Deconstructing Boundaries
Originally Posted: 04/16/2012 - 2:30pm | Type: Blog

I didn’t expect that deconstructing my sexual boundaries in the name of faith would cause me to develop boundaries. But these new ones aren’t oppressive, because they come from an understanding of myself. ...

The Lazarus Effect: The Miracle of AIDS Treatment in Zambia
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em>When I got a press release announcing that Spike Jonze was the executive producer of </em><a href="">The Lazarus Ef ...