The Flaming Sword: The Palisade of Paradise

  In Sumerian mythology, the deity known as Asaruludu wields of the flaming sword.  The Welsh say that Rhydderch wields the flaming sword Dyrnwyn.  The Norse said that Surtr wielded the flaming sword Sumarbrandr.  According to the Bible, a cherub (or the archangel Uriel in some traditions) with a flaming sword was placed by God at the gates of Paradise after Adam […]

Healing Wounds

The Scarlet Virgins Episode #12 – Healing Wounds Legalism in purity culture produces shame, which in turn can cause internalized self-hatred. Addiction, mental health issues, and self-harm are all a result of this internalized self-hatred. In this episode, Rebecca talks about the scars we carry, whether they are physical or mental, and introduces a new […]

Ladies Who Lust

The Scarlet Virgins Episode #11 – Ladies Who Lust Growing up in purity culture, Rebecca and her female friends always heard phrases like “men are visual”, “boys will be boys”, etc. These phrases taught that men were perverted sex beasts due to their interest in sex and that women were more prim and proper, and […]