David Ayers David Ayers is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work at Grove City College, Pennsylvania, where he has been employed since 1996 as a faculty member, as well as former Dean of the Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts and Letters, and Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. He and his wife Kathy have been blessed with six children, three son-in-laws, and six grandchildren. Ayers has written two brief Sociology textbooks, then most recently Christian Marriage: A Comprehensive Introduction (Lexham, 2019), Why Would Anyone Want to Get Married? (Core Christianity, 2022) and the recently released After the Revolution: Sex and the Single Evangelical (Lexham, 2022). He contributed a chapter to John Piper and Wayne Grudem's award-winning Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Crossway, 1991, 2012), his article on cohabitation among evangelicals appeared in the April 2021 Christianity Today, and Ayers writes for outlets including The Gospel Coalition, Modern Reformation, Crisis Magazine, and the Institute for Family Studies.
There are frightening sexual trends among females that deserve our attention. Nowhere is this clearer—at least for conservative Christian believers concerned with transmitting a sound, biblical sexual ethic to the next generation—than in matters related to beliefs about sexuality and sexual practice.
When I began my academic career, traditional Christian teachings on sexuality were embraced by the majority of my evangelical students even if they often struggled, as I did, to live up to them. That no longer appears to be the case.