Welcome to the Impactus Podcast; we’re here to equip men for a life of purpose and godly impact. In this episode, we are joined by Sheila Wray Gregoire, co-author of the book “She Deserves Better: Raising Girls to Resist Toxic Teachings on Sex, Self, and Speaking Up.”
What if some Christian teachings have damaged our daughters and taught them to be small and invisible? What if some of the most common teaching girls hear in the church today make them more likely to marry an abuser, less likely to understand consent, and more likely to blame themselves if they’re assaulted?
Sheila, along with her daughter Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach and Joanna Sawatsky, conducted a survey of over 7,000 women and found some startling results.
In their book, “She Deserves Better,” the authors expose common evangelical teachings that can backfire, causing shame instead of good choices. They delve into the purity movement, which can lead to shame and unrealistic expectations, and the strict dating rules that can prime girls for abuse. They also address the belief that girls should be small and invisible, which can prevent them from setting healthy boundaries and speaking up for themselves.
This conversation is especially important for fathers or those who hope to be fathers, but it is relevant for everyone.
It’s time to have a frank conversation about how Christian teachings can harm young girls and how we can do better. Tune in to the Impactus Podcast to learn more about raising girls to resist toxic teachings and live a life of purpose and godly impact.
This conversation gets into some sensitive topics. So, if the little ones are around or you’re listening on the drive to school, please be warned that this episode may be better heard without young ears.
- She Deserves Better: Raising Girls to Resist Toxic Teachings on Sex, Self and Speaking Up
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