(E–pub/Pdf) Pure Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free By Linda Kay Klein

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Pure Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free

Pure Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free summary Å 8 Uestion the purity based sexual ethic She contacted young women she knew asking if they were coping with the same shame induced issues she was These intimate conversations developed into a twelve year uest that took her across the country and into the lives of women raised in similar religious communities a journey that facilitated her own healing and led her to churches that are seeking a new way to reconcile sexuality and spirituality Sexual shame is by no means confined to evangelical culture; Pure is a powerful wake up call about our society’s subjugation of women. This book is sad on two levels 1 The traumas experienced by so many women and the fact that distortion of Christian doctrine led to their abuse andor struggles in many cases driving them away from the church 2 The fundamental misunderstanding of Christianity demonstrated by the author Reading this my heart hurt for the women who were physically and emotionally manipulated and abused even as I winced through the unnecessarily graphic details of sexual exploits that indicated their freedom from the twisted vision of sexuality promoted in their evangelical upbringings The author repeatedly presents a false dichotomy between an oppressive legalistic and unbiblical view of women with a self gratifying love is love view of women that is even unbiblical It s a loselose situation True Christianity is lost in the tug of war between the author s unfair depictions of conservative Christianity and progressive Christianity However I do think it s important that we discuss sexuality in healthy God honoring ways Treating it as dirty unnatural shameful etc is harmful and wrong It s important to understand how the overemphasis on purity has hurt people especially women and distorted the Gospel While I never experienced half of what is described in these pages I grew up in a church that devalued women in practice leading to my own difficulty understanding femininity and accepting the role God placed me in as a woman I appreciate the author s honesty and openness is discussing a deeply personal topic there are many uotes I noted for relate ability or for further thought There is definitely a conversation to be had here but it needs to be set within God s framework instead of our own

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Pure Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free summary Å 8 Traumatized many girls resulting in anxiety fear and experiences that mimicked the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and trapped them in a cycle of shame This is the sex education Linda Kay Klein grew up with Fearing being marked a Jezebel Klein broke up with her high school boyfriend because she thought God told her to and took pregnancy tests though she was a virgin terrified that any sexual activity would be punished with an out of wedlock pregnancy When the youth pastor of her church was convicted of sexual enticement of a twelve year old girl Klein began to. Klein s book about the purity movement and sexual shaming of girls within the powerful evangelical community in the US may focus on a worthy enough subject but the writing is so pedestrian and hyperbolic that I felt no desire to persist beyond the very lengthy 34 page introduction I ve read my share of undergraduate papers and this book put me in mind of them in spades clumsy prose unnecessary repetition and the sloppy use of uotations from witnesses and supposed experts Bren Brown for example that illustrate no particular point very well From the little I read was convinced that investing any time in warmed over social science thesis material would be foolish

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Pure Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free summary Å 8 From a woman who has been there and back the first inside look at the devastating effects evangelical Christianity’s purity culture has had on a generation of young women in a potent combination of journalism cultural commentary and memoirIn the 1990s a “purity industry” emerged out of the white evangelical Christian culture Purity rings purity pledges and purity balls came with a dangerous message girls are potential sexual “stumbling blocks” for boys and men and any expression of a girl’s sexuality could reflect the corruption of her character This message. Thanks to Touchstone and Netgalley for this ARC I grew up on the fringes of purity culture It wasn t part of my religious upbringing but I was pretty well acuainted with the movement as a teen in the 90 s Mostly I mocked it as I did most things associated with the Christian Right in those days Only after reading Klein s compassionate and empathetic book do I realize how wrong I was to write off purity culture as some innocuous chastity craze It has left deep scars on thousands Millions Only God knows how many livesAs a practicing Christian I am appalled by the lack of love shown in this movement just as I have been appalled when reading about the experiences of former Christian culture insiders like Vicky Beeching and Jennifer Knapp There is this attitude of us versus them an exclusivity I cannot reconcile with the Gospel Jesus preached And the shame that haunts so many adherents of this movement It is unfathomable to me that this guilt and shame has its roots in a cultural phenomenon that is supposed to be about waiting for True Love Maybe it s maturity or maybe after reading story after story of how negatively True Love Waits etc have impacted the lives of so many of my generation I do not find this chastity craze funny any It angers me It disappoints me It disheartens me But it doesn t make me laugh


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    (E–pub/Pdf) Pure Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free By Linda Kay Klein I dnf'd the book I'm left feeling what kind of Christian cult is twisting women up like this? Why can't men take responsibility for their own actions? What world are they living in? One minute the author is a preteen next she is 15 then 26 no she's 21 Everyone around her is busy reinforcing each other into the myth that a girl must protect men from their teenage hormonal selves or else be known as dirt a sno

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Pure Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free By Linda Kay Klein Shame noun ​A painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behaviour​Oxford English

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    review Pure Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free read Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Í Linda Kay Klein Linda Kay Klein Í 8 review Thanks to Touchstone and Netgalley for this ARC I grew up on the fringes of purity culture It wasn’t part of my religio

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Pure Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free By Linda Kay Klein Linda Kay Klein Í 8 review Wow Shocking deeply empathic and meticulously researched Pure exposes a terrifying phenomenon in this country—one that affects us all evangelical or not

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Pure Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free By Linda Kay Klein I didn't grow up evangelical but I completely understand this purity culture and I'm glad people like Klein are writing about it The purity myth is another great book on the same theme I did not love the format of the book I wanted to hear i

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Pure Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free By Linda Kay Klein Linda Kay Klein Í 8 review read Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Í Linda Kay Klein I was raised in an evangelical community that HHS’s subscribed to purity culture I lost count of the times while reading this book

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Pure Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free By Linda Kay Klein This book is sad on two levels 1 The traumas experienced by so many women and the fact that distortion of Christian doctrine led to their abuse andor struggles in many cases driving them away from the church 2 The fundament

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    read Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Í Linda Kay Klein (E–pub/Pdf) Pure Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free By Linda Kay Klein As I finished reading Pure the US Senate was concluding a day long hearing pitting the memoriesclaims of a prev

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Pure Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free By Linda Kay Klein This is really really hard to review I am glad this book exists I think it's important for people within the evangelical movement to speak out against purity culture I genuinely hope women can read this and find s

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