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#207 Marrying young

posted by Stephanie Drury

Christian culture gets married young. You just can’t fornicate if you’re married, and that takes care of that.

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#12 Waiting until your wedding day to kiss

posted by Stephanie Drury

Who does this? Well, a lot of Christians do.

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#45 Purity rings

posted by Stephanie Drury

For all this talk about purity, the gray areas are not discussed.

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#155 Sharing a Facebook account

posted by Stephanie Drury

Not all Christian couples share a Facebook account, but the people who do tend to be Christians.

#145 Saying that they “married out of their league”

posted by Stephanie Drury

Men in Christian culture like to say they have “married up” or “married out of their league.” They make a point to speak of their wife in glowing terms as often as possible.

#139 Pew PDA

posted by Stephanie Drury

PDA takes a specific form in the church pew. When a married couple sits together in church it’s understood that the husband will put his arm around the wife and keep it there until it’s time to grab a hymnal.

#130 The short engagement

posted by Stephanie Drury

When couples in Christian culture get engaged they are encouraged to keep their engagement short. The engagement period is considered a ticking time bomb because of the difficulty of “staying pure.”

#93 Saying you’re married to your best friend

posted by Stephanie Drury

Christians aren’t the only people who say this, but they make up 93% of the people who do. The remaining 7% are some rogue non-Christians who are unabashed corndogs. In a Christian’s blog profile it’s categorically impossible for the spouse-as-best-friend […]

#92 Hoping that the rapture doesn’t happen until after your wedding night

posted by Stephanie Drury

The chances that vestal sexytimes will be mentioned during the wedding ceremony are pretty high among Baptists and non-denominational evangelicals.

#64 Date Night

posted by Stephanie Drury

Married people in Christian culture like to talk about date night. It is considered vital to a successful marriage and is a frequent topic of discussion.

#59 Saying that their spouse is hot

posted by Stephanie Drury

Many married Christian men frequently state that their wife is hot. On Facebook, in Christmas letters and in their blog profiles, Christian guys make a point of saying this. A lot.

#45 Purity Rings

posted by Stephanie Drury

The ring is ideally given to a girl by her dad, but if he isn’t on the scene or is otherwise apathetic then she might get one herself or ask her mom for one, either because she really does want to make this commitment or possibly because the Jonas Brothers wear them. (Bristol Palin had one too.)

#23 Having Lots of Kids

posted by Stephanie Drury

You never meet a Christian culture couple who says they don’t want to have any kids. This does not occur in nature.

#21 “Relevant” Churches

posted by Stephanie Drury

Churches need to attract people. They need to be cool. It seems they think the message of Christ’s grace is not enough on its own, it must be accompanied by worship music played to tracks, preachers who offer sermon series such as “The Pathway of Peace”, and services that last 58 minutes. (Other words in the relevant lexicon include “emergent,” “resurgent,”
“missional,” and “authentic.”)

#12 Waiting until your wedding day to kiss

posted by Stephanie Drury

Who does this? Well, a lot of Christians do. If you google it you’ll find blogs and message boards filled with accounts of people who are waiting for their wedding day to kiss someone, anyone, for the first time.

#11 The Youth Group Leader/Youth Pastor

posted by Stephanie Drury

The youth group leader is a special phenomenon. As the title suggests, he leads the high school group at churches (particularly but not exclusively at large warehouse-style churches).

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posted 7:56:21pm Feb. 21, 2011 | read full post »

#210 Mandatory chapel at Bible college
Most Christian colleges require students to attend chapel services. Chapel is not an option, it's part of the curriculum. If you don't fulfill your chapel quota, you don't graduate. Though Christianity purports to operate under the auspices of ...

posted 7:06:31pm Feb. 11, 2011 | read full post »

#209 Perceiving persecution
Christian culture is vigilant about persecution. Jesus said being persecuted goes with the territory of following him, and some of those followers are really on the lookout. Christian culture sees persecution in all sorts of things and they ...

posted 6:16:31pm Feb. 03, 2011 | read full post »

#208 Missionary dating
When someone in Christian culture meets a delicious non-Christian they will usually assume a missionary position with them. Missionary dating is when you date a non-Christian for the express purpose of proselytizing so as to instigate their ...

posted 6:16:57pm Jan. 27, 2011 | read full post »

#207 Marrying young
Christian culture gets married young. The reason isn't entirely clear, but the general consensus is that it drastically lowers the risk of fornication. You just can't fornicate if you're married, and that takes care of that. Fornication is ...

posted 6:33:07pm Jan. 19, 2011 | read full post »

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