A bookstore that sold my book just went out of business. That means I have a few physical copies I can autograph for folks that want that. I only have a few and I’ll be selling these at a discount: $9.99.
If you want one, let me know. 😊You can email me at Rebecca@newcrunchymom.com with your order.
“A chewed piece of gum.”
The youth of my generation know these phrases by heart.
These were the labels placed on you if you didn’t follow The Rules.
The Rules were these:
Don’t wear anything that could cause your male friends to stumble. Scratch that, don’t wear anything but denim skirts and long-sleeve shirts, even when at the pool.
Don’t touch before you get married. No kissing, no hugging, no hand-holding.
Don’t have a crush. If you have a crush on someone before you’re married, you cannot give your husband your whole heart. You’ll have an emotional STD that will infect your marriage! You should really just marry your first crush.
Don’t have problems. Good Christians don’t have problems.
Don’t ask questions. Good Christians don’t do that, either.
Don’t fight back. If a man hurts you, then you led him on and deserved it.
Don’t. Don’t. Don’t.
As long as we followed The Rules, everything was supposed to be great.
And everything was great. Until it wasn’t.
They wanted to safeguard our sexuality. Instead, they broke it.
They wanted us to be spotless before God. Instead, they drove us away from Him.
The Scarlet Virgins is a memoir of one woman’s journey through the Christian Purity Movement. It wrestles with the experiences and temptations of her and her peers, including the temptation of apostasy, addiction, alcoholism, anorexia, depression, self-harm, and suicide. The author seeks to restore the truth to broken souls: It is Christ who makes us pure.
In this interview with J Parker from Hot, Holy & Humorous, Rebecca and J discuss Gnosticism, Christianity and sex, the concept of sexual incompatibility, how children impact marriage, Christian content creation, and much more.
J’s wisdom is edifying in so many ways, I hope that you will find it as enriching as I did and do. – Rebecca
After several months of sitting on the news, I can finally announce on the release date of the film that I appeared in the documentary I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye!
The film can be viewed here: http://explorationfilms.com/survived/
My appearance is around the 50 minute mark.
As I caution I will say I do not endorse the views of everyone who participated in the film. My own views can be found in my book, The Scarlet Virgins (physical, digital, and audio versions are available).
I am proud to call Joshua a friend and am thrilled to see his commitment to integrity as a Christian thought leader, would that others would follow in his footsteps.
A big thank you to the team that worked on this film, please continue to pray for them as it is received by the public.