Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America's College Campuses

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THREE
Evangelical Extroverts
Faithful and Diverse

I cannot point to an exact day, week, month, or even year when
I began to know that a loving God became incarnate, died
for my sins, and communes with me. It just seemed
that at some time I eventually knew that the truth
of Christianity was for me
.

student at an evangelical college


A STEP AHEAD: WENDY CAMPBELL

At 19, Wendy Campbell already knows her future: to become a biologist. Though only in her first year of college, she exudes confidence, speaking with a conviction unusual among the young women I interviewed. Wendy hesitates when telling me her undergraduate year, but only because she enrolled with enough advanced placement credits to be reckoned a sophomore by the registrar. From the moment she walks in the room, the vibe is ultra-serious and intellectual. She is friendly and talkative, but she rarely laughs or smiles. Her answers are nononsense. Our conversation returns regularly to science because her mind is so focused on her biology major.

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