A Necessary Post – Purity Culture, ChurchToo, and Voices

I am thankful for my husband and his courageous voice today.

“I believe that Virtue in the Wasteland has shown poor judgement in their publication of an interview with Emily Joy, the co-founder of #churchtoo.

I am publicly pleading with them to repudiate those elements of her message that are repugnant to the believing Christian faith (which, to be sure, are most of them) in no uncertain terms.

Please gentlemen, take this opportunity to prove the detractors of 1517 and its various projects wrong.”

Voices in the Wilderness: a plea for discernment to Virtue in the Wasteland


Social Media Fallout From Sexual Assault

In this solo episode, recorded via phone, Rebecca discusses some of the issues that come about from social media fallout of sexual assault. They include:

  • Projection
  • Healthy Boundaries
  • Bullying from other survivors
  • What to do if you have been assaulted
  • How the political aspects of the discussion mirror issues from purity culture

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The Scarlet Virgins Audiobook with Exclusive Content!

There is much screaming and rejoicing in the Lemke household today.



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I’m traditionally published now

This book contains my first traditionally published piece! I’ve been hesitant to give a traditional publisher my work, but Z Publishing was a joy to work with. And I get to be included alongside other Okie writers!

Why Christians Need to Be in Content Creation

“If all the world were Christian, it might not matter if all the world were uneducated. But, as it is, a cultural life will exist outside the Church whether it exists inside or not. To be ignorant and simple now — not to be able to meet the enemies on their own ground — would be to throw down our weapons, and to betray our uneducated brethren who have, under God, no defense but us against the intellectual attacks of the heathen. Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered.”

C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses (MacMillan, 1980), 28.


A Time to Speak Out

Recorded via livestream, Rebecca discusses the importance of speaking out for Christians, things to consider when speaking out and interacting with people, and cautions against becoming what you are speaking out against.

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Examining the Debt Free Virgins Without Tattoos Article

Recorded via livestream, Rebecca does a running commentary on Lori Alexander’s (The Transformed Wife) “Debt-free Virgins” post. She discusses the content from a sociological and theological perspective and speaks out of her experience as a married mother in modern culture.

Christians Are Being Psychologically Re-programmed

Psychologically Programming Christians: What gay wedding cakes, Tullian Tchividjian, and POWs have in common.

Stay grounded in reality.

Stay grounded in Scripture.

Keep your wits.

Don’t succumb to the programming.

Genesis from The Beginning – Live-streaming with my Husband

My husband and I started live-streaming together a couple weeks ago. We are going through Genesis from the beginning and talking about it based on our areas of expertise. His is biology, science, and laymen level theology, mine being sociology, mythology, and human sexuality.

We both are also big on foreign languages so we have backgrounds in Greek (him) Hebrew (both) and Latin (both). We tend to talk about things that are not discussed in mainstream when looking at the text, so if you like that sort of thing you can check out the first episode here. I hope to be moving over to solely working with my husband on content creation outside of my books, so I definitely recommend checking it out so you can get acquainted with him and the two of us collaborating! 🙂

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