Books for Recovering from Purity Culture

purity culture religious harm religious trauma Nov 23, 2022

For those raised in the church and under the thumb of purity culture, here are 12 books that can help you in your recovery of such harmful teachings, empowering you to reclaim back what is yours:

  1. The Wisdom of Your Body by Hillary McBride
  2. Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski
  3. My Sexual Values Workbook by Erica Smith
  4. You Are Your Own by Jamie Lee Finch
  5. Sensual Self by Ev'Yan Whitney
  6. Check Your Baggage by Natasha Helfer Parker
  7. Shameless by Nadia Bolz-Webber
  8. Pure by Linda Kay Klein
  9. Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  10. Pussy by Regena Thomashauer
  11. The Great Sex Rescue by Sheila Wray Gregoire
  12. Sex, God, and the Conservative Church by Tina Schermer Sellers
  13. The Ethical Slut by Janet W. Hardy and Dossie Easton
  14. Wayward by Alice Greczyn
  15. Church Too by Emily Joy Alison
  16. Becoming Cliterate by Laurie Mintz


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