Did you hear about the Nashville Statement? If not, you’re lucky. If you did, you’ll likely recall it as a sweeping 14-Article manifesto that pretty much placed every member of society who does NOT fall into Camp Evangelical into Camp You’re Going to Hell.
While many of us think of the F word as something we should avoid in everyday conversation, I disagree. In fact, “feminism” — the new F word — is the cornerstone of modern relationships.
We are a country of inclusiveness, as is evident by our very name: The United States of America. How we treat transgender soldiers should be no different.
You’ve undoubtedly heard of the public health campaign that warned “Don’t Drink and Drive” or “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk,” right? Well I’m proposing a similar campaign.
For Millennia, religious doctrine has been telling us “thou shalt not” when it comes to sexuality, instead of prescribing healthy ways that sexuality and spirituality can coexist.
Most of us don't get married planning to have an affair. But then later, there we are, at the divorce attorney's office, signing papers.
Sex sells. Sexuality sells better.
Fact: your children are sexual beings (scary thought, I know). We're totally comfortable guiding them in pursuits as they pertain to school, work, athletics, friendships, hobbies and any other aspect of their lives, but the minute it relates to sexuality, we freeze up. Unfortunately, we can't just ignore that piece of them.
So, you want an abuse-free life? Great. Now it's time to actually do something about it, but what constitutes as abuse is broader than you think.
Let me illustrate.