Tag: purity culture

Dysfunctional Childhoods and Their Impact on Relationships

In this episode, Rebecca discusses how dysfunctional childhoods often go hand in hand with purity culture. This can cause compounded issues later on it relationships like issues with vulnerability, trust, etc. If you would like to find more content associated with The Scarlet Virgins, check out www.scarletvirgins.com Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:22 […]

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 […]

Hangups in Marriage

The Scarlet Virgins Episode #9 – Hangups in Marriage After Purity Culture Many purity culture “graduates” experience hangups when they get married when it comes to their sexual lives and relationship with their spouse. The fear and shame learned from purity culture often leads them to stay silent about their private thought lives and other […]

Pornography and Purity

The Scarlet Virgins Episode #7 – Pornography and Purity Secular culture and Christian purity culture both push certain narratives about pornography, but are they correct? In this episode, Rebecca discusses the social scripts on both sides of the spectrum and identifies issues she finds with both. Her belief is that we need a new approach […]

Sexpections – Episode 4 The Scarlet Virgins Podcast

https://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/14516423/sexpectations.mp3 The Scarlet Virgins Podcast #4 – Sexpectations Both purity culture and secular culture set our expectations of sex (or “sexpectations”). While it may be tempting to reduce one view to being right and the other view to being wrong, we must examine both through the truth of scripture and our own consciences. In this […]