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Purity In Today’s World

with | October 20, 2021
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How we think about sex reflects how we view the world we live in and the God who created it. Juli Slattery and Ron Deal examine the mixed messages of the purity culture with truth and clarity.

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  • Dave and Ann Wilson

    Dave and Ann Wilson are hosts of FamilyLife Today®, FamilyLife’s nationally-syndicated radio program. Dave and Ann have been married for more than 38 years and have spent the last 33 teaching and mentoring couples and parents across the country. They have been featured speakers at FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® marriage getaway since 1993 and have also hosted their own marriage conferences across the country. Cofounders of Kensington Church—a national, multicampus church that hosts more than 14,000 visitors every weekend—the Wilsons are the creative force behind DVD teaching series Rock Your Marriage and The Survival Guide To Parenting, as well as authors of the recently released book Vertical Marriage (Zondervan, 2019). Dave is a graduate of the International School of Theology, where he received a Master of Divinity degree. A Ball State University Hall of Fame quarterback, Dave served the Detroit Lions as chaplain for 33 years. Ann attended the University of Kentucky. She has been active alongside Dave in ministry as a speaker, writer, small-group leader, and mentor to countless wives of professional athletes. The Wilsons live in the Detroit area. They have three grown sons, CJ, Austin, and Cody, three daughters-in-law, and a growing number of grandchildren.

How we think about sex reflects how we view the world we live in and the God who created it. Juli Slattery and Ron Deal examine the mixed messages of the purity culture with truth and clarity.

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Purity In Today’s World

October 20, 2021
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Bob: I think most of us recognize that the cultural messages about sexuality and purity point us away from God’s design. But I think what’s less obvious is some of the ways that we have not presented God’s truth about sexuality well. And when that happens with children and teenagers in the formative years, the implications for dating and marriage can be profound.

I want to recommend to you a book that Juli Slattery has written that I think you will find really helpful if your thinking about purity and sexuality has been confused in any way. She’s written a book called Rethinking Sexuality: God’s Design and Why It Matters. It’s a book we’ve got in our FamilyLife Today Resource Center. You can order the book from us online—our website is—or you can call to order; the number is 1-800-FL-TODAY. Again, the website,; the number to call to order Juli Slattery’s book, Rethinking Sexuality, is 1-800-358-6329; that’s 1-800-“F” as in family, “L” as in life, and then the word, “TODAY.”

You know, these kinds of important conversations are a part of our mission here, at FamilyLife, which is to effectively develop godly marriages and families. We believe godly marriages and families can change the world one home at a time. Our goal here, at FamilyLife, is to provide you with the kind of practical biblical help and hope you need for your marriage and your family to strengthen it, to undergird it, and to keep you pointed in the right direction—keep you looking at Jesus—and wanting to please Him in all that you do.

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And we hope you can be with us, again, tomorrow when Ron Deal and Juli Slattery will take us to 1 Corinthians 7 to show us what purity in marriage is supposed to look like.

On behalf of our hosts, Dave and Ann Wilson, I’m Bob Lepine. We will see you back next time for another edition of FamilyLife Today.

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