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God Becomes Matchmaker In This Form Of Christian Courtship

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.29.2016 | Religion

Roughly one in three marriages in the United States are likely to end in divorce, according to national statistics. But some Christians believe they...

Verse That Linked Rape To Chastity Removed From Mormon Youth Book

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.29.2016 | Religion

A controversial verse from the Book of Mormon that describes rape as the loss of chastity has been removed from a workbook Mormon girls are required t...

What This Actress And Her Partner Learned By Being Celibate Until Marriage

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.25.2016 | OWN

When actress Meagan Good first got together with her now-husband, preacher and former Sony Pictures executive DeVon Franklin, the two of them were on ...

The Naked Truth About Sex And The Single Evangelical

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.28.2016 | Books
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall For the young evangelical Christian, chastity before marriage seems to be a hot topic -- if the folks I met in my spiritu...

Pope Francis Builds Great Walls Of His Own

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.19.2017 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The Catholic Church constructs barriers while speaking in doublespeak saying "we love you," "we welcome you," "we offer you 'Christian love,'" and "we are here to help you change your unwanted attractions and gender identities and expressions."

Nuns Explain What The Vow Of Chastity Really Means (And It's Not About Sex)

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.02.2015 | Religion

Much is made of the vow of chastity that priests and nuns must take to join the cloth in the Catholic Church, but the focus on abstinence isn't exactl...

WATCH: Man Places 'Chastity Lock' On Girlfriend Every Day For 12 Years

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.09.2013 | Latino Voices

If you thought chastity belts only existed in Medieval tales, think again. For more than a decade, a Mexican man locked his girlfriend’s pants ...

Fetuses Masturbate??!!

Susie Sampson | Posted 08.21.2013 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Babies are supposed to be pure and according to Congressman Burgess from Texas, boy babies are masturbatin' all the time. Yuck, if you ask me.

Why Are Priests Really Celibate? (And Will It Change?)

Christian Piatt | Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Is it possible that the next pope might revisit this and change centuries of Catholic tradition?

New Republican 8-Point Platform to Balance the Budget & Create a Healthy America!

Nick Bassill | Posted 12.25.2012 | Comedy
Nick Bassill

Women should not be allowed to drive so that they do not pose a risk to the men drivers who are driving for a good reason, such as going to work, to the golf course or to meet their buddies for a beer or a trip to the local strip club.

"Abstinence Only" Exposed as Subversive of Actual Evangelical Values

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.03.2012 | Books
Frank Schaeffer

Christine J. Gardner convincingly argues that the abstinence movement works against the most profound Christian values of selflessness and sacrifice and instead adopts rock concert style techniques of pop culture as a tool to get people to turn against that pop culture.

May God Bless You Tim, And Send You Your Soulmate In Time

Rabbi Shais Taub | Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shais Taub

There is nothing inherently meritorious about refraining from physical intimacy. What is good and holy and healthy is for a person to be a sexual being but to do so within the context of marriage.

Unorthodox? Try This: A Young Hasidic Wife Breaks With Her Tradition, Writes Tell-All Book

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 04.25.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

"I had to believe everything I was taught, if only to survive," she writes. And what was she taught? In the slow-track classes for girls, nothing very academic, for a girl could realistically have no higher destiny than marriage at 17 and motherhood a year later.

The Thrill of the Chaste

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 10.10.2011 | Women
Shira Hirschman Weiss

We all know the saying "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?" But sometimes life and trashy reality shows indicate the opposite.

PHOTO: Yep, It's Probably British

Posted 08.18.2011 | Comedy

Here's what we know about this device. It's nickel-plated. It was worn on the base of the penis in order to deter arousal. And a quick google search r...

The Catholic Celibacy Crisis

Maureen Fiedler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Maureen Fiedler

Priestly celibacy is not dogma. It is simply a disciplinary practice, and could be changed literally with a flick of the papal pen. So, why wait?

Stephen Colbert Author Interview: Hephzibah Anderson: 'Chastened: The Unexpected Story Of My Year Without Sex'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Hephzibah Anderson, author of "Chastened: The Unexpected Story of My Year Without Sex," went on the Colbert Report last night to discuss her decision ...

Sex and the City of God, Part 2: Celibacy and Sexuality in the Catholic Church

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

The child abuse crisis and the Church hierarchy's homophobia, misogyny, and fixation on policing sexuality are intertwining, often-overlapping aspects of the broader sexual dysfunction that cripples the Church.

Thomas Merton and the Catholic Church Ban on Marriage

Mark Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Shaw

Merton faced the same sticky issue in the 1960s that is debated yet today: should Catholic priests be able to be unchaste and marry?