Not So Pure And Simple

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Anne Bogel recommended this recently and I was intrigued. It’s a book about purity culture from a teenage boy’s perspective, not one you often get. There’s a lot of examples of toxic masculinity and femininity and church culture.

It was intriguing and an insightful view into a world I have zero experience it: the mind of a Black teenage boy.

The only thing is he seemed to just “get it” all of a sudden and only because of an experience his sister had, like no one else’s lived experience would serve as an example – true to life, but also annoying

This would be interesting to talk about with young people in the Church to see what aligns with their experience and how they’d propose to fix it.

“It’s okay if you’re scared about anything in your life. It’s not okay to lie and manipulate to hide those fears.”


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