Word of the Week: Transcendence

I liked this girl's purity rant; one dad's review of the program Passport2Purity

Parents, I can't imagine how hard it must be to raise children in this sex-drenched, lascivious age. Millennials, I can't imagine how hard it is for you, between the ages of 18 and 25, to negotiate college, relationships, and the world in this age of sin and temptation.

This is why I appreciated discovering Katie Gregoire's video channel.

According to her "About" on Youtube, Katie Gregoire is,
just a quirky, 19 year old, Christian university student who likes to talk to a camera every now and then. I also have atrocious parking skills and a slight obsession with Captain America. Stay awesome, and don't be stupid or make bad decisions.
- Katie xo, James 1:2-3
Katie talks really fast. But she enunciates very well. OK, I got that out of the way. She is a college student who muses on Christian life. I've listened to two of her videos (only 2 cuz of the talking fast thing...) and I enjoyed them. I really liked her 'rant on purity' very much. Many other people did too, because it got 2X the amount of views her videos usually get, which is a healthy 10,000-15,000. The purity video seems to have struck a chord. Toward the end when she got to her point I went A-HA!

Please watch and let me know what you think in the comments.

There is currently a groundswell of interest in a new program for parents teaching sex education to their children called Passport 2 Purity by Dennis and Barbara Rainey at FanilyLife. It seems like a good program. This dad's review of it was balanced and in concise terms expressed what Katie Gregoire so wisely noted on her rant. (Hint: too often we focus on prohibition and not affirmation.) He is Fred Mok, a pastor in San Jose, CA.

Pastor Mok's ultimate conclusion in his review of Passport2Purity was that the Raineys "were able to communicate law in the context of the gospel in a way their children were able to receive and experience as God’s graciousness towards them."

Here is Pr Mok's overview of the weekend program Passport 2 Purity and his review after having gone through it with his boys.
A Dad's Review of Passport to Purity

Here is a sponsored essay on Challies site by the Raineys-
How to Teach Your Kids About Sex

Tim Challies has written many blog essays and one or two books on the subject of sexuality and purity. You can find some of those here.


  1. I thought her point(s) was valid. She brought up several things that could use an overhaul. One thing she touched on that would be good for someone to address was it sounds like the guys are getting a weak message too. About respecting women. Like she said, ultimately, its not about he treats the girl but about the guys relationsip with the Lord and living to please Him. Also interesting that the guys are not told the same things about "saving themselves" for their future spouse.

  2. Well said my dear. Reviewing the subject for/with my 12 year old son. You are right, it is about our relationship with the Lord. It is our relationship with Him that can and should drive us. "I am holy you will be holy also". So much scripture is about relationship with the one true living God. Much of the church has missed being indwelt and walking in the Spirit. Our connection and communion with God is key to purity. Here is a good little book to pick up "They Found the Secret" by V. Raymond Edmon. Blessings, Steve


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