Ironically, after writing on doubt yesterday, Rachel Held Evans linked to a blog which tried to draw a correlation between young adults having sex and having doubts. As someone who had doubts yet remained a virgin until marriage, I found the premise troubling and a bit insulting. It is frustrating when people have honest questions and others insinuate that the real issue is some sort of secret sin.
So I tweeted back at Rachel that “Doubt as a STD seems like a desperate ploy.” She re-tweeted it and then used it in the title of a blog she wrote in response linked above. As with most of her writing, it’s good stuff (if you aren’t regularly reading her blog then you should, though it will certainly make my writing look all the poorer in comparison).