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How I broke free of the Evangelical ‘purity’ movement

Before Linda Kay Klein had a routine X-ray at the age of 23, she insisted the nurse gave her a pregnancy test so she would be “better safe than sorry.” It was one of many such tests Klein had undergon... read more

Sexual purity movement undaunted by new critics

Linda Kay Klein, author of "Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free," said she and other women who took purity pledges as evangelical ... read more

True Love Waits pioneer defends sexual purity movement

Linda Kay Klein, author of Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free, said she and other women who took purity pledges as evangelical teens exp... read more

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Authors want to kiss 1990s-era purity rings goodbye

Linda Kay Klein, author of the new memoir “Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free,” came of age inside the purity movement and has studied i... read more


Book Excerpt: A Dispatch from Inside the Evangelical ‘Purity’ Movement

In 'Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free,' Linda Kay Klein tells her story of survival. The “purity industry” was one of the hallmarks of ... read more

The Ms. Q&A: How Linda Kay Klein Broke Free from Purity Culture

Klein’s recently published book Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free documents her journey through purity culture and into healing, freedo... read more

12 Books by Women You Should Read This Year

(Beth) Linda Kay Klein, Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free (Touchstone, 2018). For evangelicals who grew up in the purity movement, for ... read more

Growing Chorus of Voices Are Reexamining the Purity Movement

Linda Kay Klein, author of the new memoir “Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free,” came of age inside the purity movement and has studied i... read more

How Evangelical Purity Culture Can Lead to a Lifetime of Sexual Shame

For millions of girls growing up in evangelical Christianity ... Pure: Inside the Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free, the psychological effects don’t stop there; the... read more

NYC author details the damaging effects of evangelical purity culture

Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free” by Linda Kay Klein is an eye-opening first look at the problematic effects the Evangelical Christian Churc... read more

Evangelical "Purity Culture" Leaves Lasting Damage on Young Women - I Know Firsthand

In her upcoming book, Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free - available for preorder now - Linda Kay Klein shares her own story of emerging ... read more

Memoirist: Evangelical Purity Movement Sees Women's Bodies As A 'Threat'

Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free. On leaving her evangelical church and realizing that other women who had been a part of the sexual purity ... read more



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