A God-fearing, non-churchgoing Christian girl sits down with Christianity Today.
A few years ago you said abstinence for teens isn't realistic. Do you still believe that?
You know, that quote was taken out of context. What I was trying to say is it's not realistic for everyone. I know that it's not realistic for every single person. But for me, my sisters, and my family, I believe that that's the right way. It's realistic for a lot of people but certainly not 100 percent of the population.
You wrote that your parents gave you a purity ring. Do you think purity rings and abstinence pledges are effective?