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#193 Hooking up with the youth pastor

posted by Stephanie Drury

This is a time-honored evangelical tradition which Christian culture is loath to speak of.

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#37 Not masturbating

posted by Stephanie Drury

Christians are preoccupied with this subject, perhaps to the point of obsession.

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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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#169 Relevant pastor-speak

posted by Stephanie Drury

A current phenomenon in Christian culture is for church leaders to speak with a certain cadence and inflection.

#78 Miss California 2009, Carrie Prejean

posted by Stephanie Drury

Carrie Prejean says that her statement on gay marriage cost her the Miss USA title and Christian culture seems to agree.

#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.”

#121 30-Day Sex Challenges

posted by Stephanie Drury

In recent months a rash of evangelical churches started advocating 30-day sex challenges for married couples. The tagline is “Every man’s fantasy: 30 days of sex! Every woman’s dream: 30 days of intimacy!”

#102 Gossip via prayer request

posted by Stephanie Drury

In a Bible study or fellowship group there comes a time (usually near the end) that you go around the circle and make prayer requests. This is an excellent time to air the dirt on absent friends under the guise of being lovingly concerned about their spiritual state.

#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.

#78 Miss California 2009, Carrie Prejean

posted by Stephanie Drury

It’s uncomfortable for Christian culture to entertain the idea that gay marriage might be anything other than flat-out wrong. People in Christian culture can’t seem to see themselves as being as sinful as they think gay people are.

#66 Backrub chains

posted by Stephanie Drury

Backrub chains appear frequently at youth groups and bible camps. Whenever pubescent* Christians of mixed gender are gathered to study the Bible or worship, the likelihood that a backrub chain will form is increased tenfold.

#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.)

#37 Not Masturbating

posted by Stephanie Drury

Sometimes in youth group a guy will stand up and ask for prayer for his chronic masturbation. Accountability partners are assigned so they can keep tabs on how they’re not whacking off. The youth group leader approaches guys at church retreats and asks “Do you struggle with masturbating?”

#31 Astroglide

posted by Stephanie Drury

Christian women give this to each other at bridal showers and as it is unwrapped they say cheerfully “It’s a married woman’s best friend!” If you find this unsettling, that feeling is valid.

#25 Asking Someone “How’s Your Walk With God?”

posted by Stephanie Drury

This question is as acutely personal as asking “How’s sex with your wife?” and yet many Christians feel entitled to casually ask it of each other.

#15 Dry humping

posted by Stephanie Drury

This is the complete inverse of waiting to kiss until your wedding day. Since you’re not technically doing it, you can still technically remain pure.

#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.

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auf Wiedersehen
My contract with Beliefnet is up and I'll be back on my own ad-free domain again. Beliefnet has been really lovely to me and I appreciate their letting me write whatever I want without trying to censor anything. I will be back on my blogger ...

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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