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The church is at a crossroads where it needs to step back, evaluate some of the teachings we’ve held about purity, sexuality and relationships, and carefully consider how God would have us revise.
In the meantime, there is a lot of ministry to do among those who have been hurt by the overly legalistic purity culture movement.
The book, marketed to teenagers and 20somethings, also discourages teen relationships and promotes courtship, a process in which a couple moves purposefully toward marriage with their parents' blessing and involvement as a better alternative to dating.
Not only have relationships with other people been impaired by this movement, but our understanding of God and his nature have also been affected.