Deconstructing Purity Culture with Dr. Liz DuBois - Touchy Subjects Podcast

Episode 16

Published on:

6th Dec 2022

Deconstructing Purity Culture with Dr. Liz DuBois

This episode contains dialogue around sexual abuse. Listener discretion advised.

On this episode, Erin talks with Dr. Liz DuBois about how Purity Culture impacted her life and led to her deconstruction.

Dr. Liz shares her personal experiences with sexual abuse and how "Marry or Burn" theology contributed to her religious trauma. She also gives an amazing 3-ingredient recipe on how church leaders should approach talking about s*x with young people (you know, instead of only shoving abstinence down their throats).

Dr. Liz will be speaking at A Deconstructed Holiday: Virtual Conference for Faith Deconstruction on Sunday, December 11 at 2pm. You can register for free at:

For more information about A Deconstructed Holiday, follow @letstalktouchysubjects on Instagram.

About Dr. Liz DuBois:
Dr. Liz DuBois (PhD, Conflict Resolution, MA, Sociology) is an executive coach and
high-conflict divorce coach. Through one-on-one coaching, organizational consulting,
and public speaking, Dr. DuBois helps clients have greater impact, increase their
income, scale their businesses, and create professional lives that make them feel
deliciously fulfilled.
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Touchy Subjects Podcast
The Touchy Subjects Podcast has been designed to unpack the proverbial elephants in the Church- i.e. the topics no one wants to talk about! We want to create space for an open dialogue on issues like social justice, mental health, women in leadership, homosexuality, legalism, and more. 

The panelists that are speaking on this podcast have been intentionally chosen to tell their story from their perspective without censorship. Some panelists are pastors or church leaders, some panelists are deconstructing their faith, and some panelists are subject matter experts on a topic whose guidance can help this audience.

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Erin Billings

Erin is the owner of CLIQ Management, a luxury done-for-you content creation and media management services agency. Erin gained her expertise working in the music industry for over ten years as a professional musician, music director, and producer working with artists from American Idol, The Voice, and Tony and Grammy Award-winning artists.

As a pastor's kid and church music director for over 15 years, Erin witnessed great things as well as experienced tumultuous times in the church, which led to her deconstructing her faith. Because of this, she has started the Touchy Subjects Podcast.