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  • Sexual purity movement undaunted by new critics

    by David Roach, posted Monday, January 07, 2019 (11 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid new claims sexual abstinence pledges harm teen girls, an early leader in the evangelical purity movement says he does not "second-guess the rightness of the original message."

    "Inviting teenagers into a lifetime of sexual holiness and purity, if consistent with Scripture, is a beautiful thing," Richard Ross, cofounder of the True Love Waits (TLW) sexual purity movement, wrote in a December blog post. " ... I do not feel guilty, nor do I second-guess the rightness of the original message." Read More

  • 'Authentic Love' calls teens to identity in Christ

    by Aaron Earls, posted Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Love is a popular topic in today's culture, especially around Valentine's Day. But since many teens hear a distorted view, "Authentic Love," a new True Love Waits Bible study, aims to ground students' concept of love in their identity in Christ.

    Authentic Love, divided into studies for guys and girls, places a "strong emphasis on developing a lifestyle of personal holiness and helps students understand sex and purity in light of the Gospel," said Karen Daniel, team leader in student ministry publishing at LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More

  • Teen birthrate's drop puts character in spotlight

    by Erin Roach, posted Friday, May 06, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The birthrate among American teenagers has dropped to the lowest level since the government began tracking numbers, and observers are pointing to sex education programs that focus on character as one of the causes. Read More