81 On Premarital Sex: What Are the Rules When There Are No Rules?

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We are going THERE. This is the start of a two-part series about premarital sex. Today Matthias Roberts joins us to help those of you open to considering what breaking some of your former rules might look like. 

(Note: In October you’ll hear part two, a discussion about celibacy.)

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Show Notes:

Adam and Eve After The Pill
How common is premarital sex?
Half of U.S. Christians say casual sex between consenting adults is sometimes or always acceptable
Beyond Shame: Creating a Healthy Sex Life on Your Own Terms 
Queerology: A Podcast on Belief and Being

Resources Matthias Recommends:

Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics by Margaret Farley
Walking the Bridgeless Canyon by Kathy Baldock
Heavy Burdens by Bridget Eileen Rivera

Matthias Roberts Queerology Podcast

Matthias Roberts is a psychotherapist, author of Beyond Shame: Creating a Healthy Sex Life on Your Own Terms (Fortress/Broadleaf, 2020), and host of Queerology: A Podcast on Belief and Being. He holds two master’s degrees, one in Theology & Culture and one in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Matthias writes and speaks nationwide about the intersections between gender, sexuality, mental health, and theology. Connect with Matthias on Instagram and Twitter.