Purity Culture, Consent, and More! Some Podcasts to Fill up Your Day

by | Jul 1, 2021 | Uncategorized | 8 comments

Merchandise is Here!

For the last six months, I’ve been recording at least 3 other podcasts a week–besides my own!

It’s been super exhausting, but super fun.

I did need to pay attention to the exhaustion factor, though, and so Keith and I are camping for two and a half weeks, and bird watching, and I’m knitting, and reading, and just generally rejuvenating out in nature, even if it is stinking hot (though I have no reason to complain compared to you on the west coast).

Looking out at the lake on a hike

Canoeing in Marsh

Hiking through the woods!

I’ve decided, then, that for the month of July I won’t be releasing new podcasts of my own. We’ll begin a new season in August, but I think I’ll take a bit of downtime this month.

What I’d like to do on the Thursdays, then, is point you to other things you can listen to–one podcast of my own that really resonated with me and that I enjoyed, and then three other ones that have dropped recently. The podcast I’m a guest on tend to be from a variety of viewpoints, with all different demographics of hosts, so I’ll try to include a big variety so one may resonate with you. So here goes!

Where Do We Go From Here? A Purity Culture Podcast

I love the where do we go from here podcast with Devi and Jessica! They focus on the purity culture message and how that affected people, and how to move forward in health.

This one was really a big discussion focused on the female experience of the obligation sex message: 

 

 

Where Do We Go From Here Purity Culture Podcast

Rethinking God with Tacos Podcast

Hosts Derek Turner and Jason Clarke are both in ministry, and both rethinking how we talk about God–and everything else! This was a great conversation about how the way we talk about lust and sex is so off in the church. If you want a conversation that’s a little more male-friendly, this is it!

Rethinking God with Tacos

Seeking Health Podcast with Josiah Meyer

Josiah and his wife Anne are on quite the journey. Raised in fundamentalist churches, serving on the mission field and in the pastorate, they’re both now reexamining what they believe and seeking more emotional health. Josiah is still a Christian; Anne isn’t so sure. 

If you’re struggling with where to see Jesus in this conversation, here’s a good podcast where we talk frankly about some of the hurt that’s been done, but I show that this hurt was never intended by Jesus. 

Seeking Health Podcast

Finally–one of my own! Lust Isn’t Every Man’s Battle–with the numbers

Here’s a podcast I find myself linking to quite a bit and sending people to–how lust isn’t every man’s battle, and we need to rethink how we talk about it. And we share some stats from our men’s survey in here too! If you missed this podcast when it was first out, listen in!

Lust Isn't Every Man's Battle

The Great Sex Rescue

Changing the conversation about sex & marriage in the evangelical church.

What if you’re NOT the problem with your sex life?

What if the things that you’ve been taught have messed things up–and what if there’s a way to escape these messages?

Welcome to the Great Sex Rescue.

That’s it for me for today!

I’m going to go relax a little bit more and try to rejuvenate a bit before I head into another big season of writing for our mother-daughter book. 

Canoeing in the marsh–looking for cool birds!

In the meantime, have a great day! And if I’ve been on your podcast and I haven’t mentioned it yet, I’m sorry! I’ll try to share on social media as well. I’ve been on so many its’ hard to highlight them all. But thank you so much for featuring me.

What’s been your favourite Bare Marriage podcast of 2021? I’d love to feature it later in the month!

Sheila Wray Gregoire

Sheila Wray Gregoire

Founder of To Love, Honor and Vacuum

Sheila is determined to help Christians find biblical, healthy, evidence-based help for their marriages. And in doing so, she's turning the evangelical world on its head, challenging many of the toxic teachings, especially in her newest book The Great Sex Rescue. She’s an award-winning author of 8 books and a sought-after speaker. With her humorous, no-nonsense approach, Sheila works with her husband Keith and daughter Rebecca to create podcasts and courses to help couples find true intimacy. Plus she knits. All the time. ENTJ, straight 8

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Sheila Wray Gregoire

Author at Bare Marriage

Sheila is determined to help Christians find biblical, healthy, evidence-based help for their marriages. And in doing so, she's turning the evangelical world on its head, challenging many of the toxic teachings, especially in her newest book The Great Sex Rescue. She’s an award-winning author of 8 books and a sought-after speaker. With her humorous, no-nonsense approach, Sheila works with her husband Keith and daughter Rebecca to create podcasts and courses to help couples find true intimacy. Plus she knits. All the time. ENTJ, straight 8

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8 Comments

  1. Dorthea

    Good for you! I’m so glad you guys are getting away for a bit. Have fun!!

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  2. Amy

    Honestly, one of my favorite clips is the one from late May – the one where Sheila gets emotional. I’ve listened to that part of the podcast several times. My absolute favorite part is where you tell Emerson E. that God will ultimately hold him accountable for his horrible teaching. I guess what I like about that clip is that we get a glimpse of the real you and the real fight that you are fighting. It makes me appreciate your website and book even more. Thank you for being vulnerable and taking a stand for what’s right.

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  3. Elissa

    I recently had a conversation with an unmarried friend about purity culture and ways we both were effected by it (even though we were raised on the “fringe”). She was recognizing that she feels very disconnected from her sexuality and doesn’t even know what being a sexual being really means. Does anyone have recommendations for books (preferably- she likes to read) that talk about how to have a positive and healthy view of ones sexuality as a single person?
    Most of what I can find seems to be more aimed at when as single person really wants sex, but she is struggling with the opposite, not feeling sexual at all. She recently started a relationship, so she wants to change that view but isn’t sure how. Any ideas?

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  4. Maria Bernadette

    Wishing you a great vacation!

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  5. Anonymous305

    I love that you notice the “prosperity gospel” aspect of purity culture. I love the way Costi Hinn explains what’s wrong with prosperity gospel. I hate that Costi doesn’t notice that John MacArthur is cruel to women. SIGH!!!!

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  6. Lisa

    Please give us more links when you’re on another podcast! I learn something new every time as all these other podcast hosts bring their own experiences and questions. I would love links to every podcast you’ve been on to disucss TGSR!

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    • Sheila Wray Gregoire

      Oh, there are so many! I need to put them together on a resource page. It’s on our to do list for sure! I’ll link to more next Thursday.

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  7. Anne

    Would love to hear your opinion on the deleted Matthew West song “Modest is Hottest” and the back lash from progressive Christianity.

    Reply

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