Sex and the Church Girl: How the Church Has Formed, Informed, and Misinformed the Sexuality of Women
by Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts
Publication Date: May 10, 2019
List Price: $10.99
Format: Paperback, 130 pages
Imprint: New Season Books
Publisher: New Season Books
Parent Company: New Season Books
Theologies of sex within Christianity vary depending on the sect, denomination, and/or general interpretation of related scriptures. Because so much of that theology and its practice has historically had a patriarchal bent, women have often not had a voice when it comes to Christian perspectives on sex and sexuality. The voices of women have either been left out of the discussion entirely or ideals about their bodies and experiences with sex have been depicted and determined as “good” or “bad” by men.
This collection of essays will highlight the stories of women who either grew up in the church context or identify as Christians currently. Each piece explores how one’s understanding of sex and sexuality is formed, informed, and misinformed by the varying approaches to sex found in the church.