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When We Said Women Were Hurt, They Said We Were Gaslighters

Sheila here! When I was planning last week's podcast looking at how the authors and organizations that we critiqued in The Great Sex Rescue had responded to our book, I started making a list of all the things that they had acccused us of. By the end of that effort, I...

On Spanking: When You Think You’re Following the Bible, but You’re Really Following Your Own Interpretation

It's easy to use the "we're just following the Bible!" trumpcard when debating something, and spanking proves an excellent example of how this can go awry. We've been talking about spanking as a method of discipline for a few weeks now, and two weeks ago we did a...

Spanking Fixed It For You: It’s Okay to Change Your Mind about Spanking

I never spanked my kids. Well, there's a funny story about Katie, but I'll leave that for another time.  What I did do, though, was write a column in my weekly paper about twenty years ago bemoaning the fact that the Children's Aid Society was taking children away...

What the Hookup Culture and Purity Culture Have in Common

What if both purity culture and the hookup culture are teaching people to treat sex with dissociation and disconnection?Sheila here! Today I'm proud to turn the blog over to Sam Jolman, a licensed counselor in Colorado who is passionate about promoting a healthy idea...

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The Math of Love and Respect

The Math of Love and Respect

Has anyone noticed that the math in Love & Respect for how many people the book applies to doesn't add up? Joanna and her family are on their way down from the Arctic today to stay at my house for a week. They're moving to Edmonton (it's funny to think of Edmonton...

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