Straight White American Jesus

A podcast on religion and politics hosted by Daniel Miller and Bradley Onishi, ex-ministers who are now scholars of religion.

Mild at Heart: Love, Sex, and Masculinity After Purity Culture: Ep 7

Why does love feel like death? Brad continues to reflect on the soulmate myth and purity culture’s vision of love. He analyzes how the model of love in these stories sees it as the end of life–the completion of one’s journey, and thus something like death. With help from Plato and the Odyssey he explains why it is such a toxic, and potentially abusive, vision of love within the purity culture context.

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