Evangelical Christians versus Catholics on hook-up culture

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Article Sex and Sexuality Young Adults

What do non-evangelicals think of evangelical dating culture?

My students were shocked when they read evangelical books on dating. The idea that you would know your partner's religious affiliation, what made them tick, or what kind of family they came from before you had sex with them was unheard of.


Feminism and hook-up culture

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Article Sex and Sexuality Women Young Adults

As a feminist, how do you react to sexualized theme parties?

I found out about theme parties when I was teaching a course on women and spirituality.

We were discussing how restricting images of God to masculine language and images affects society whether you believe in God or not. One student raised her hand and she said, "Men make themselves into gods at the parties on campus."

I asked her what she meant and she said, "Oh, you know, ‘pimps and ho's' [whores], ‘CEOs and office ho's,' ‘maids and millionaires.' "


Intimate conversations: How to talk to your kids about sex

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Article Marriage and Family Sex and Sexuality Young Adults

Tami Hollendonner remembers the extent of her sex education as a Catholic teen in the 1970s. "My mom and dad never told me about the birds and the bees. There was no talk about birth control or why not to have sex," says the 42-year-old mother of two from Darien, Illinois. "The message was that you didn't do it. It was pounded into you-God said you didn't do it, so you didn't."


Sex, lies, and hook-up culture

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It seems that easy sex is rampant on college campuses today, but new research reveals that students really want romance.

When Donna Freitas offered a class on dating and spirituality at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, she didn’t know her students would want to change the social scene at the Catholic liberal arts school. But when they learned that none of them liked the culture of casual sex on campus, they decided to create a newspaper discussing “hook-up culture” and got the whole school talking about it.


Sex, lies, and hook-up culture

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Article Sex and Sexuality Young Adults
It seems that easy sex is rampant on college campuses today, but new research reveals that students really want romance.

When Donna Freitas offered a class on dating and spirituality at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, she didn’t know her students would want to change the social scene at the Catholic liberal arts school. But when they learned that none of them liked the culture of casual sex on campus, they decided to create a newspaper discussing “hook-up culture” and got the whole school talking about it.


Recovering Catholics

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Article Parish Life Spirituality Young Adults
We can learn a lot from people who left the church, whether we can win them back or not.

For generations, the Baltimore Catechism taught that Catholics who miss Sunday Mass through their own fault commit a mortal sin, making the soul an enemy of God, depriving it of the right to everlasting happiness in heaven, and making it fit for everlasting punishment in hell.


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