Anti-Rape Messaging and Anti-Rape PSAs

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I recently shared an excerpt from an article encouraging parents to talk to their sons about rape. I thought a couple of the comments on that post were worth pulling out, and they reminded me of some of the various anti-rape PSAs I've seen recently.  First the comments, then the videos, and then a challenge for you all. If you like, you can simply scroll down the the videos.To start with, Brennan pointed out that we shouldn't assume rapists don't know what they're doing, or that rape is some … [Read more...]

TTUAC: The Spiritual Fetus

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To Train Up A Child, pp. We're still in the chapter about children's development. In today's section Michael introduces the idea that a morally immature child is still in the womb morally and spiritually, and that the parent must act as the child's conscience until they reach moral understanding. But in all of this, Michael somehow misses what is perhaps the most important aspect of children's moral development. With that introduction, let's get started! A SPIRITUAL FETUSLife is … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Foreplay and Minute Men

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally Posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 57—59Last post, we learned about premarital sex.  Or rather, how, if a couple has premarital sex, then the sensitive, vulnerable woman bears the guilt of it and becomes a cold fish.  Today's sections are...well, I'll just let you read them.  If you're not into terrible sexual innuendos and cringe-worthy euphemisms, then I'd suggest skipping this section. (We're still in the section I Need Her to Fu … [Read more...]

Talking to Our Sons—and Daughters—about Rape

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I just read an article by Carina Kolodny called The Conversations You Must Have with Your Sons. I found it so good that I wanted to excerpt it here and then open the floor. None of the ideas presented here are particularly new to me, but I thought Kolodny pulled them together quite well. To the Parents of U.S. Teenagers,(An open letter.)Remember that intimate conversation you had with your son? The one where you said, "I love you and I need you to know that no matter how a woman dresses … [Read more...]

Guest Post: A Courtship Story, Part 5: Will You Marry Me?

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A Guest Post by MelissaOriginally posted on Permission to LiveNote: I’m reposting Melissa’s series, originally written in February 2011, with her permission. Why now? Put simply, because it was one of the first things that came to my mind when I heard about Jessa Duggar courting. This is something I wish she could read. This is for Jessa. For all the posts in this series, click here.  Two days later, I was allowed to drive over to “Hunk’s” house for the first time (with a sister a … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Don’t Talk to Me about Pain!

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 168---170We're still in Debi's chapter on love sex, remember. In case you're wondering, there will be two more weeks of devoted to this chapter. Next week will cover a few more letters from fans, and the week after will cover "sexual perversions." So, let's get started on this week's section! Trigger warning for abuse and marital rape. In this section, Debi explains sex and men's need for it---and women's "duty" to provide it---and it's not pretty. God made … [Read more...]

About That Viral Modesty Video, “Virtue”

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As I watched the opening of this viral video, "Virtue," I was excited.Why was I excited? Well, the opening lines go like this: Dressing modest. We know it's rough. When the world's making it so tough. It was all guys! Finally, an equal opportunity video with guys singing about their personal challenges adhering to proper modest standards! Yes, I'm against modesty standards being applied to guys just as I'm against them being applied to girls, but I'm still excited when I actually see … [Read more...]


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