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After the Revolution: Sex and the Single Evangelical

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Equipping the church to recover from sexual confusion

In After the Revolution, David J. Ayers provides the Christian heirs of the sexual revolution a resource to understand their challenges and social context to find a way forward. Drawing on social sciences and history, Ayers traces recent worldview shifts in the United States. The historic Christian understanding of sex and marriage has been supplanted. And sexual confusion has infiltrated the church, especially influencing younger Christians.

The church can uniquely and compassionately support sexual faithfulness and flourishing, but we need to reject formulas, surefire methods, and judgmentalism. Instead, we must recover a positive vision for Christian sexuality, singleness, and marriage that is firmly grounded in God’s word.

Praise for After the Revolution

After the Revolution is one of those resources I’d like to require for every ministry student, every parent, every pastor and every youthworker. This wonderfully readable book is an essential resource.

—Duffy Robbins, Professor of Christian Ministry, Grove City College, Grove City, PA

Dr. Ayers’ research is a welcome and much needed resource to help support such a recovery. His scholarship as a sociologist and his wisdom as a seasoned disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ allows Dr. Ayers to not only clearly describe the problems, but to offer solutions. His book is a tremendous gift to the church that informs, corrects, and encourages Christian singles to live within the blessings of biblically defined sexuality, while offering a distinct alternative to our culture’s sexual confusion.

—Nathanael Devlin, Senior Pastor, Beverly Heights Presbyterian Church

  • Introduction
  • God’s Design for Sex and Marriage
  • From Covenant to Consent in the Pews (Part 1): What American Evangelicals Believe About Sex Outside Marriage
  • From Covenant to Consent in the Pews (Part 2): How Sex Among Unmarried Evangelicals Compares to Other Religious Groups
  • From Covenant to Consent in the Pews (Part 3): How Demographic Factors and Religious Disciplines Affect the Sex Lives of Unmarried Evangelicals
  • The Theological and Philosophical Roots of Sexual Liberalism among Evangelical Singles
  • Social Influences on Sexual Activity Among Evangelical Singles
  • The Consequences of Sex Divorced from Marriage
  • A Framework and Principles for Churches to Promote Sexual Purity
  • Title: After the Revolution: Sex and the Single Evangelical
  • Author: David J. Ayers
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Page Count: 264
  • Format: Logos Digital, Paperback
  • Trim Size: 5x8
  • ISBN: 9781683595779

David J. Ayers is professor of sociology and former dean and interim provost of the Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts and Letters at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. He holds a PhD in sociology from New York University and is the author of Christian Marriage, Experiencing Social Research, and Investigating Social Problems. He has taught courses on marriage and family for more than thirty years.


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Print list price: $24.99
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