Shellie R. Warren

Shellie R. Warren is into all things covenant. Her first love of writing has afforded her the opportunity to write for well over 50 publications including the recent book release, "Purity's Big Payoff/Premarital Sex Is a Big Rip-off". Shellie has authored two published books: "Inside of Me: Lessons of Lust, Love and Redemption" ('04) and "Pure Heart: A Woman's Guide to Sexual Integrity" ('10). She is also the teen mom director for the local chapter of a national non-profit in Nashville, a premarital/marriage counselor and a doula. Shellie also has an online ministry. http://onfirefastmovement.blogspot.com/ is for single women who desire to be prepared for marital covenant. She recently developed a T-shirt line (PerezLinen) centering around these themes and is in the process of premiering "Reluctant Celebrities"---a (somewhat) atypical platform for modern-day discipleship.

You can contact Shellie at [email protected]

Shellie R. Warren

CouplesWhen I checked out Paul’s post about couples watching porn together, I saw a lot of good points:

- Churches need to do better when it comes to addressing sex. (Tweet This!)

- Sex should not just be about engaging in an act purely for physical pleasure. Shoot, dogs in heat do that. We really should aim higher.

- Intimacy is about being spiritually and emotionally involved with someone as much...

3 signsOK, I must admit that when I first was asked to write about going from "softcore" pornography to "harcore" pornography, my first thought was “Porn is porn.” But It really is amazing---and also pretty self-deceptive---to think that so long as what you’re watching is “softcore porn,” that it’s really not all that bad. In fact, take it from me: That is exactly what Satan wants you to think. 

I...

porn problemAs someone who happens to get a significant amount of emails sent to XXXchurch forwarded my way, I can personally vouch for the fact that young women are battling with porn more than ever. (Tweet This!) In fact, it might surprise you that most of the people I hear from are either married women or girls who are still virgins.

Perhaps we’ll get into why so many married women are watching porn at...

women into pornBack in the (what I call) “Little House on the Prairie” days, it was a goal for men to get married. Not only did it mark the sign of manhood, but also the time when they could actually "get some." However, thanks to women having, let’s say a different set of standards when it comes to sex and also “thanks” to porn, marriage isn’t that much of a priority anymore.

And you know what? Also due to...

body partsBeing that I’m a writer who works from home, I tend to catch a lot of television---and then I go online to research things about it. After taking a writing break recently and watching a rerun of one of my all-time favorite shows (and yes, this is about to reveal my age-LOL) Family Ties, the one when Alex P. Keaton gave his virginity to a college girl who kicked him to the curb the very next...

There is a website that I dig. It’s called Sevenly (Sevenly.org, to be exact). Every week, it designs a shirt in honor of a charity that you can purchase (so that some of the proceeds will go to it). Well, this past week, the charity was The Mocha Club which is an organization that provides food and education to children in African communities. One of the T-shirt designs features the African...

marriageTrains wrecks. There’s nothing like seeing one coming and people not doing all they can to prevent it. Although this can cover a lot of ground, being that this month’s theme is focused on prevention, I want this post to center around being in unhealthy dating relationships.

Here’s what’s inspired it (at least this time-LOL). I have a friend who was recently telling me about two people who go...

A couple of years ago…

I designed a shirt that said “Purity Is the New Virginity”. My motive behind it? Well, it has been my observation (partially due to some of the folks that I talk to on this site and also due to some of the youth that I used to work with) that although it was God’s intention for purity and virginity to be one in the same, that really isn’t the case. And it hasn’t been for...

PurgingYesterday, I left my 30s.

It’s funny because while a lot of people (and in my experience, especially women) tend to darn near hyperventilate when it comes to entering into their 40s, I am thrilled about it. It has been my belief, for quite some time now, that if you’ve taken each year of your life serious and literally, then when it’s time to get one year older, you should actually be looking...

Love Sex Hate PornSo, here are some stats on women and porn addiction:

About half (49%) of young adult women agree that viewing pornography is an acceptable way of expressing one’s sexuality.

62% of women have seen pornography by the age of 18.

About 1 in 5 women (18%) use the Internet for sexual purposes habitually—every week.

The reason why I’m sharing these is because it actually amazes me that a large...