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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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Porn, Raquel Welch, and the Power of Our Sexual Imagination

April 17, 2012 8:49 AM

In a recent interview with Men’s Health, aging actress Raquel Welch criticized Internet porn for ruining men: “Do they know how to negotiate something that isn’t pre-fab and injected directly into their brain?” she asked. “Nobody remembers what it’s like...

The Thin Line between Trafficking and Pornography

November 2, 2011 10:42 AM

When a pimp approached 16-year-old Jessica Richardson at the Portland diner where she was working in 1995, Jessica was primed to accept his offer. She had been sexually abused at age 5, and then her dad was murdered when she...

My Father Was a Porn Addict

July 25, 2011 9:03 AM

My father taught me how to ride a bike, the value of a great punchline, and what a woman was supposed to look and act like. My dad was a great guy with a bad habit. When we consider relationships...

Why Romance Novels Aren't Emotional Porn

June 7, 2011 10:25 AM

I slink into bed, click on my light, and grab the book. Guilt shakes me a bit. After all I’ve read about these sorts of stories, I figure by the end I’ll hate my husband or hunger for more of...

The State of Sex

February 11, 2011 9:00 AM

When it comes to attitudes about sex in America, I often find myself somewhere between cynical and hopeless. I read statistics about 95 percent of adults losing their virginity before marriage. I look at the magazine rack in the grocery...

Wired Magazine's Women Problem

November 30, 2010 11:06 AM

Perhaps you’ve seen some of the controversy around the December cover of Wired magazine. The cover is a close-up image of a pair of Caucasian breasts, referencing the cover story about a new bio-technology that allows women to grow more...

Following Christ at a Porn Convention

July 14, 2010 9:10 AM

Editors' Note: This post has been removed at the request of the author....

Are Chick Flicks 'Emotional Porn'?

March 5, 2010 9:34 AM

Nick Waters is your average Christian man who, in pursuit of becoming a better husband and person, did what some may consider extraordinary: he watched 30 chick flicks in 30 days. His blog project, which has picked up national media...

2D Love and Lars and the Real Girl

July 30, 2009 9:53 AM

Falling in love with caricatures of girls and women, such as blow-up dolls or pillows imprinted with female characters, is still on the margins of Western culture, but it's getting noted enough to merit a recent New York Times Magazine...


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