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The Christianity Today women’s blog provides news and analysis from the perspective of evangelical women. We cover news stories and books related to international justice and evangelism, pregnancy and sexual ethics, marriage, parenting, and celibacy, pop culture, health and body image, raising girls, and women in the church and parachurch.

Her.meneutics was co-founded by Katelyn Beaty and Sarah Pulliam Bailey.

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The God of Awkward Virgins

December 7, 2011 10:41 AM

Watching clips from the new TLC series The Virgin Diaries, which debuted Sunday, is a bit like seeing Borat, The Yes Men, or another feature-length “you’ve been had” films. The show profiles virgins in their late 20s and 30s, most...

Lady Gaga: Champion of Abstinence?

April 19, 2010 9:23 AM

Lady Gaga can make anything cool: Muppets as clothing. Bows made out of human hair. Pantslessness. Abstinence. Wait . . . what? “I can’t believe I’m saying this — don’t have sex,” said the 24-year-old pop star in an interview...

Hookup Culture: Mostly a Myth

February 16, 2010 9:21 AM

When I picked up the Style section of The New York Times last Sunday, I was excited to see the front-page feature, “The New Math on Campus,” a look at how the gender imbalance on college campuses (60 percent...

In the Loop: Down syndrome abortions on the rise

October 29, 2009 10:20 AM

In Britain, Down syndrome abortions are on the rise According to a recent study, around nine in ten British women who are told they are going to have a baby with Down syndrome decide to terminate the pregnancy, resulting in...

Does Religiosity Encourage Teen Pregnancy?

September 28, 2009 8:49 AM

Some social liberals used a recently published study in Reproductive Health that found a strong link between high religiosity and teen pregnancy rates to further their case for why abstinence-only sex education doesn't work. Double XX, Mother Jones, Bonnie Erbe...

U.K. Christian Says Yes to Abstinence, No to Gardasil

September 18, 2009 9:12 AM

Simone Davis, a 17-year-old British immigrant and devout Christian, will be denied U.S. citizenship unless she agrees to a new immigration requirement that she be vaccinated with Gardasil, a compound that targets human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer...


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