Feminism | Posted by Ama K on 08/17/2012

Sex and Christianity

I was born and raised a Christian. From the time I came out of the womb, I was immersed in a highly religious family, and I lived most of my life with blinders on. I never really questioned anything and just accepted whatever was said to me. As I got older, I got more curious and began questioning the beliefs I was raised with more. I still believe in God and consider myself a Christian, but there are many aspects of my religion that I don’t agree with.

At church one Sunday, I went to the teen service and the topic that week was virginity and sex before marriage. I personally don’t plan on waiting until marriage, but I was interested in what was going to be said. There were …

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Feminism | Posted by Katherine C on 04/6/2010

Being A Christian Feminist

I was raised by feminists- my mother, father, and both grandparents made sure I knew that being a girl was something to be cherished.  When I was very small, we worshipped at home, led by my grandfather, a pastor, so as a young child I was never exposed to mainstream Protestant ideology.  I remember my mother and grandmother going through our collections of children’s Bible stories, crossing out all the masculine pronouns and replacing them with gender-neutral or feminine ones. I never imagined God as male: as a little girl, I envisioned Her as a regal, beautiful princess; as I grew up, She matured into a wise old matriarch.

When I was seven, we moved away from my grandparents and joined a “real” church, and I quickly became disillusioned as …

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