Episode 136

Change: Sheila Wray Gregoire on She Deserves Better and Redefining Girls' and Women's Worth after Purity Culture

Sheila Wray Gregoire on She Deserves Better: Redefining Women's Worth

Get ready to delve into the fascinating world of sex, marriage, and the impact of messaging on girls' lives in this episode of A World of Difference. Host Lori Adams-Brown is joined by Sheila Wray Gregoire, an acclaimed Canadian author, speaker, and the brains behind Bare Marriage. Sheila's new book, She Deserves Better, is the talk of the town, an insightful read based on extensive research on the messages girls are exposed to and how they shape their lives. But what makes Sheila stand out is her no-nonsense, hilarious take on sex and marriage, always aligning her conversations with biblical principles. Tune in as she chats with Lori about her latest work, her passion for her craft, and ways to live a fulfilling life. If you're looking for a fun yet incredibly insightful listen, then this episode is for you.

Get ready to discover a new world of difference with Lori Adams-Brown, host of the A World of Difference Podcast! This episode features award-winning author, sought-after speaker, and the face behind the website Bare Marriage, Sheila Wray Gregoire. With her newest book, She Deserves Better, Sheila and her team have been conducting extensive research on how messages given to girls have affected their lives, particularly in school. If you're eager to learn about research conclusions and insights that can help you move forward in life in a healthier way, then this episode is perfect for you. 

Sheila's passion for changing evangelical conversations about sex and marriage to align with biblical principles is contagious, and her insights are guaranteed to change the way you think about these topics. If you've ever wondered how female students are impacted by what they read in school, you absolutely cannot miss this episode! Join Lori and Sheila as they dive into an informative and engaging conversation about how faith, sexuality, and education intersect. This podcast episode promises to be compelling, thought-provoking, and galvanizing. You won't want to miss out on this one! Tune in now to A World of Difference Podcast, and discover the world of difference for yourself!


[00:00:02] Sheila Ray Gregoire on "She Deserves Better

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Here are three invaluable tips that girls can learn from 'She Deserves Better':

1. Be your own hero – Sheila's research shows that many young girls tend to rely on external validation to feel good about themselves. In her book, she stresses the importance of being your own hero and learning to love yourself for who you are.

2. Speak up – Girls are often taught to keep quiet and not make a fuss, but Sheila's research shows that speaking up is crucial in today's world. Whether it's about your career, your relationships or your own well-being, it's important to let your voice be heard.

3. Embrace vulnerability – Vulnerability is often seen as a weakness, but Sheila's research shows that it can be a strength. By being vulnerable and open, girls can connect with others on a deeper level and build stronger, more meaningful relationships.

If you want to learn more about how you can take control of your life and be the best version of yourself, then you need to listen to the latest episode of A World of Different's Podcast featuring Sheila Wray Gregoire. Her insights and advice are invaluable and can help you transform your life for the better.

The Great Sex Rescue: How Sheila Wray Gregoire is Changing the Conversation About Sex and Marriage in the Evangelical Community

In a previous episode of A World of Different's Podcast, Sheila Wray Gregoire talked about her book 'The Great Sex Rescue,' which was a groundbreaking study of the evangelical messages about sex that are taught to young couples. In her latest book, 'She Deserves Better,' Sheila continues to challenge the status quo and provide readers with tools to empower themselves.

According to Sheila, "the messages that are being taught in the evangelical community around sex and marriage are often damaging and can lead to some serious problems down the road." Her research shows that couples who have been taught these messages are more likely to struggle with intimacy and communication in their relationships.

Here are three key takeaways that couples can learn from Sheila's research:

1. Communication is the key – When it comes to sex and marriage, communication is crucial. Couples need to be open and honest with each other about their needs and desires, and be willing to work together to achieve them.

2. Do away with shame – Shame is a major roadblock to intimacy in relationships. Sheila's research shows that many couples struggle with feelings of shame around sex and marriage, which can prevent them from fully enjoying the experience.

3. Embrace the gift of sex – For many couples in the evangelical community, sex is seen as a duty rather than a gift. Sheila's research shows that couples who view sex as a gift are more likely to have fulfilling and satisfying relationships.

If you want to learn more about how you can transform your relationship and have a more fulfilling sex life, then you need to listen to the latest episode of A World of Different's Podcast featuring Sheila Wray Gregoire. Her insights and advice are invaluable and can help you build a stronger, more meaningful relationship with your partner.

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Lori Adams-Brown


Welcome to the A World of Difference Podcast. I'm Lori Adams Brown, and this is a podcast for those who are different and wanna make a difference. We had a return guest on the show today. Sheila Ray Greg Gregoire, 1 of our favorite Canadians and guests that's been on the show before. You may remember that she came on.

Lori Adams-Brown


A few years ago, as her book The Great Sex Rescue was just releasing. And since then, her writing and her speaking have impacted so many men and women around the world and the research that she had done both for that book and now research that she's been doing. In her new book release, she deserves better. And she and her team, including her daughter, have been doing more research around what it's messages have been given to girls in particular and what those messages have meant for them and in terms of how their lives have panned out in different areas and specific wording was chosen based on particular books that they may have read or been taught from those books and just very, very detailed research and it's very insightful, the research conclusions as well as what she was able to write in this book in terms of tools on how to move forward in a healthier way together. So we are delighted to have Sheila on the show.

Lori Adams-Brown


She's the face behind bear marriage dot com. And she's, like I said, a sought after speaker, an award winning author of 9 books, including the great sex rescue, which she was on before talking about. She is humorous and has a very no nonsense approach. She's passionate about changing the evangelical conversations about sex and marriage to line up with what Kingdom principles are in the bible and the scriptures itself in terms of

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Lori Adams-Brown is a combination of business executive, international speaker, and podcast host of a top 5% global podcast, whose over 20 years of leading global teams have made her a strong and inclusive leader of teams who exceed expectations. As a former international relief & development leader, she has led diverse global teams in multiple cultures where she learned to speak six languages. Lori improves systems, motivates teams with relationship building, and achieves global results. She is a culture connoisseur and a people-first global manager. Her happy place is sipping a flat white coffee while having a deep conversation and enjoying either a beach or mountain vacation with the love of her life, Jason, and their 3 teenagers.