Touch Podcast Season 2 Episode 2: Shaming a Generation with Linda Kay Klein
Touch Podcast is hosted by Ryan Clark, Nathan Novero and is joined in season 2 by Shannon Ethridge. In this episode, Ryan speaks with author Linda Kay Klein about her book PURE: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free.
Ryan and Linda explore the evangelical purity movement, the impact on relationships and what hope the church might be able to offer. Ryan, Nate, and Shannon discuss ways couples and individuals can move forward after purity.
PURE follows Linda Kay Klein’s journey to heal from sexual and gender-based shame after having grown up in the American Evangelical Christian Church. Throughout her youth, she was taught to be submissive, repress her sexuality, and avoid becoming a “stumbling block” for men—that is, tempting them in any sexual way. The church emphasized a girl’s sexuality as the most important mark of her spiritual standing with God.
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