Common Religious Beliefs that Fuel Purity Culture

Christian religions, most often conservative and evangelical Christians, believe that purity is necessary to live a righteous, moral, and Godly lifestyle. Purity is not just sexual purity but being free from sin in its entirety. Guidelines given to Christians that are a must in order to live a pure life include: Chastity is essential. No …

Purity Culture Series: An In-Depth Look at Toxic Purity!

I was raised in a Lutheran church until I was in Jr. High. My parents were never strict religiously. They had their beliefs, but what I remember was a very open home to differences in cultures and beliefs. That’s what I remember, as an adult I have found I had a bit of a jaded …

22 Lessons I Want My Children to Learn About Christmas!

Christmas has become many things. Christmas is commercial, Christmas is religious, Christmas is contradiction after contradiction and often Christmas is hypocritical. I am a Christian and I cannot deny these things. So how do I teach my children about something that is all these things? How do I teach my children the good and the bad? Or do I? Do I sugar coat the holiday? Do I just give them the Bible? Do I just repeat what preacher after preacher might tell us?

Why I Will Teach My Children A Comprehensive Sex Education

Over the years I have been very open about my stance, as a parent, on abstinence only sex education. I have always been very adamant in a comprehensive sex education for my children. As I’ve stated in my blog post, ‘Why I Plan to Teach My Kids to Have Sex Before Marriage’ I even outline …

I Find Fault in Teaching Girls to be Modest

There are many reasons that, as I became adult, I stepped away from organized religion. I still believe in God and Jesus. I still am Christian, but I believe organized religion focuses way too much on everything bad with people, judging, and putting unreasonable expectations on others. One of the lessons I have always hated …

6 Ways to Celebrate Easter at Home

Easter has always been a big holiday in my little world. As it is for so many others. I always remember as a kid doing Easter egg hunts and having dinner with family. I always wanted as I started my own family to set up our own Easter celebration traditions. There can be many reasons …

5 Ways to Save Money This Easter

Easter can be a holiday that has many expectations placed upon it that can add up cost as you go. From Easter outfits, dinner, gifts, candy, eggs to hunt, decorations, and others you might decide to have it can all add up. How do you celebrate Easter without all the cost? Here are several money …

How to Raise Strong, Moral, Respectful Children without Religion

There is a long-standing belief that morals are tied to religion in some manner or another. However, I believe that it is possible, and truly most people do, teach their kids morals and values, and religion is not a part of it. You do not have to be religious to be a good, moral, and …