Do your religious beliefs exalt or stigmatize sex or both? Is religion a useful tool for helping young people navigate the treacherous world of sex, love and relationships?
Does religion present an alternative view of sex and sexual relationships to the culture at large? In my survey work and interviews with college students across the U.
Your faith is at the core of who you are, and everything you think and do flows from there. So spirituality—not institutional, organizational religion, but spirituality —is an exciting space where students suspect they might actually find useful tools for navigation. To help our students discover, investigate, and try on the wonderful spiritual practices and tools that we have the luck to know about from our research, scholarship, and lives, many of which come straight out of the same religions the students have rejected.
But wow do they have a lot to offer once you go there. And really, what better source for wisdom on sexual matters could there be than a group of supposedly! It boggles my mind.
Can someone explain this apparent insanity? Would you choose this course of action in ANY other area of your life?