Melissa Otterbein

Melissa Otterbein is an HIV/AIDS behavioral researcher, writer, and triathlete. A self-described “recovering evangelical,” she ponders the intersections of faith, hope, and love on her blog "Like Birds on Trees"

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The 10 best things I was ever told about ‘Christian sex’

January 28, 2013

I’ve heard the most appalling — and the most beautiful — messages about sex in the church. Too often, the church is silent and bashful about sex, and when the church has spoken out about sex, many messages I heard have either been shaming or repressive. Here’s the 10 best thing I’ve ever heard about “Christian sex.”

The 10 worst things I was ever told about ‘Christian sex’

December 5, 2012

I've heard the most appalling — and the most beautiful — messages about sex in the church. Too often, the church is silent and bashful about sex, and when the church has spoken out about sex, many messages I heard have either been shaming or repressive.

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