As Part II of our impactful “Let’s Talk About Sex!” series, we invited Dr. Doug Rosenau, a therapist, theologian and author whose personal mission is exchange how sexuality has been taught through external behaviors with deep heart attitudes.

Doug unpacks how traditional purity culture has largely focused on “how many ways can you say don’t?” and physical virginity, rather than a framework of living life in community, aiming to love and respect others.

He encourages singles to bring their sexuality to a community setting in a healthy way, explaining that while there is a “costly obedience” of choosing to abstain from certain behaviors, there is also great reward in doing so.

Doug’s new book Single and Sexually Whole will be available June 1, check out this and his other fantastic books at Amazon.