You know that sermon, the one where we were all promised that if we saved sex for marriage not only would we get a (great! godly!) spouse, but also a hot sex life. But what are the consequences of the belief that says, “If I do this then God will give me _____?”
Jess and Devi talk about the impact of believing the Sexual Prosperity Gospel, as writer Katelyn Beaty calls it. What does entitlement do to a relationship? Do we only get what we deserve? Is there a way to hold our lives and our choices with the open hand of gratitude?
We mention the following articles and books in today’s episode:
The Courtship Prosperity Gospel (blog post) by Thomas Umstattdt
Courtship in Crisis book by Thomas Umstattdt
Joshua Harris and the sexual prosperity gospel by Katelyn Beaty