sex

How the Church Makes People Terrified of Sex

There’s a shirt my youth pastor used to wear that said, “I practice safe sex.…

Have We Made an Idol Out of Sexual Purity?

I’ll never forget the look on her face as she shared the story of her…

Everything My Church Taught Me About Sex and Marriage Is Wrong

As a sixth grader, I went to a big Christian summer camp where the speaker…

Living Together Before You’re Married Is a Bad Idea

I’ve been engaged for a little over a year now, and during this time, many…

What ‘Waiting’ Looks Like When You’ve Already Had Sex

One morning in college, I woke up, got ready and drove to a church to buy…

It’s Time for the ‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Issue to Stop

Last week, the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue was sent out to roughly 3 million…

Addiction, Sex and the Lie at the Core of ’50 Shades’

If directly asked if they wanted to be psychologically controlled, stalked or spanked by their…

Everyone Loves Sex. So Why Wait?

When I met my wife, it was like we had known each other for years.…

What Sexuality Looks Like if You’re Single

The Church has a lot—a lot—to say about healthy sexuality within marriage. But what about…

Why You Should Stop Searching for ‘The One’

Turn on any rom-com, listen to a sappy love song or watch most sitcoms, and…

How I’m Overcoming Shame in My Sex Life

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of discussion about the effects of the Evangelical purity culture…

4 Lies the Church Taught Me About Sex

I’ve heard people say that growing up as an evangelical meant they never talked about…

How Not to Talk About Purity

A chewed stick of gum. Tape that’s lost its stickiness. A torn up piece of…

I Like Him. How Far is Too Far?

Hello! Today we talk about love, love in full bloom and love unrequited. Let’s get to work …

Can Christians Drink?

Irish greetings to you, my greenly adorned friends! My grandfather was Scottish, so I’m not participating in this blasphemous charade, but you are, so happy St. Paddy’s day!

The 5 Biggest Areas of Conflict for Couples

One of the most common misconceptions in marriages today is that fighting is a sign…

4 Things We Wish We Knew About Sex Before We Were Married

When it comes to Christians and newlywed sex, there are usually two extremes. For some…

3 Things Your Parents Never Taught You About Adulthood

If who we are is shaped by where we’ve been, then maybe our parents have shaped our adult lives more than we might think. Here’s what we can learn from what they didn’t tell us about growing up.

Why are We Surprised by Weinergate?

Chris Bernard writes for RELEVANT about the scandal surrounding Rep. Anthony Weiner and how society has misunderstood intimacy.

Why Cohabitation Doesn’t Work

Rob McNiff writes a blog for RELEVANT looking at the reasons why cohabitation doesn’t work.

The Realistic Guide to Love

RELEVANT looks at how to make love work at every stage of a relationship—just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Everyone Wants To Go to Heaven, Just Not Yet

Tyler Charles writes a blog for RELEVANT about how all of us know we’re supposed to want to go to heaven … just not yet.

Pursuing Singleness

Stacey Margarita Johnson writes an article for RELEVANT about choosing singleness and celibacy for her life.

Hollywood’s Confusing Treatment of Sex

Carl Kozlowski writes a blog for RELEVANT about the treatment of sex and abstinence in several recent films, including Easy A and The Virginity Hit.

How to Find “The One”

Jake and Melissa Kircher write a blog for RELEVANT about finding the one—and how it’s more important for you to make yourself the one than finding someone else.

Damp Towels and Tandem Kayaks

Jake and Melissa Kircher write a blog for RELEVANT about marriage and some tips to make it through those difficult first conflicts.

Speaking Up About Sex

Jaclyn Miller writes a column for RELEVANT about the need to have a place where sex can be discussed honestly and openly in the Christian community.