Brio Magazine still culturally tone-deaf about dating

Sarahbeth reviews the first issue of the reborn magazine for girls.

Sarahbeth Caplin

See also: Brio, a Christian magazine for teen girls, is back (and as harmful as ever)

Just a few months ago, Focus on the Family revealed that Brio, their magazine for teen girls, would be back in circulation. For those who grew up reading it in the 1990s and early 2000s, news of its revival was a bit concerning. Would the articles continue to perpetuate damaging, untrue stereotypes about interactions between men and women? Would modesty still be touted as the best (if not only) way for women to attract godly relationships?

Looks like they haven’t changed a thing.

The latest issue of Brio contains an article (reprinted from a 2008 issue) that supposedly interviews several young men about “truths” they “want [women] to know.” We’re told these “real thoughts from real guys.”

I was hoping to read statements like, “We’re actually not obsessed with sex,” or “We know…

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