Sexuality and faith are deeply personal parts of our identities.
Religious beliefs can strongly influence sexual expression and behavior. For that reason, what's deemed moral and immoral, appropriate or inappropriate in bed (and with whom) can vary greatly from person to person.
Sex is always a hot button issue. In this collection, Patheos writers from numerous faiths and orientations put sexual ethics under a microscope.
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You can kill someone in self-defense. You can steal because you’re starving. But you can’t rape for a good reason. Rape is always a mortal sin.
If enough people really cared about sexual assault in our country, then we wouldn’t have the terrible story of Brock Turner.
It is a remarkable question. But, I believe there is a simple and solid answer.
I don't know which part of this story is the most horrifying: the victim-blaming father, or the 'there-there, boy, you'll get your life back after this' attitude of the judge.
What Anyone Says About Same-Sex Attraction will sell more effectively than What Anyone Says About the Divine Image Present in the Family, Amoris Laetitia is a recipe for reduction.
Christ, and with Him the Church, recognize that these different souls need different kinds of care, and that calling someone to holiness is not always a matter of employing the rod.
I've always loved the fact that Pope Francis is not afraid to shine the light on the real and difficult problems families these days face.
Today, Pope Francis released his long-awaited Amoris Laetitia—his take on many of the social issues currently dividing Catholics.
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Perhaps all the armchair critics should have the dignity and self respect to listen to the pope and seek to learn from him.
First of all, it is not always men who look at porn, hide things and cheat. Women do too.
I don't consider the Ashley Madison client list newsworthy, but I'll make an exception for fundamentalists who police other people's sex lives.
Hamza Tzortzis, a Muslim lecturer for the Islamic Education and Research Academy, explains how his information was found in the data.
Technology is powerful, complicated, and dangerous.
I think that this is an opportunity to talk about the kind of low-level, everyday hypocrisy that we encounter within Christian communities.
It will be important to remember that it's by grace we are saved, not by our works.
Here are four basic guidelines that everyone should consider when forming personal sexual ethics.
Once you're thinking in terms of lessening the consequences of no for the person you're hoping says yes, you can do some generally useful things.
Christianity, Islam and other religions try to keep people ignorant as long as possible about sex. Unsurprisingly, this rarely works and results in pain, embarrassment, and guilt.
As someone who has written erotica, is a BDSM practitioner, and a survivor of sexual assault, I find Fifty Shades of Grey offensive. But there's something else about it that offends me more.
It's not just a film. It's a representation of the new sexual progressivism and its amoral worldview.