Rebuking the Romance Prosperity Gospel

Photo: Daniel Sone for National Cancer Institute

If you are a Biblical Christian, and particularly a single Christian, then you have enough struggles concerning purity, cultural marriage-redefinition, and relationships. The last thing you need is impure teaching, bad marriage definitions, and worse relationship counsel from evangelicals. Yet for years, and often without knowing it, we’ve experienced exactly these things from segments of the well-meaning Evangelical-Industrial Complex.Recently I termed this the “Romance Prosperity Gospel” (R … [Read more...]

Virgin Tales and the Romance Prosperity Gospel

Khrystian kicks up her heels with her military captain husband Chad in 'Virgin Tales."

A new evangelical “documentary” movie’s trailer starts out typical. Young women pledge to stay virgins until marriage. An evangelical song plays. Younger girls dance in lacy white.Then we see a woman kneeling for her fatherly/priestly blessing. Later we hear another woman say, “I’ve just always known that I wanted to be a wife and a mother. I would hate to go off and spend thousands of dollars on an education that I wouldn’t use.”Wait — wasn’t this presentation about staying pure before m … [Read more...]


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