My answers have been consistent: I tell each of these people to ignore a lot of what they’ve heard about PCC, even from my own blog. When I attended, PCC had no accreditation, and they were extremely proud of that fact.They had no interest in accreditation, because they refused to be held accountable by any outside body that could bully them into giving up their “standards.” This meant that no student could get FAFSA, and many other places that offer student financial aid wouldn’t qualify you.
I do not intend to defend a certain set of rules, or refute any.
Neither will I pretend like I have the best advice, since I am not even married.
It also meant that no one qualified for educational tax credits. PCC is technically accredited now, but by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.
If you look at the list of colleges that they’ve accredited, it becomes obvious fairly quickly that TRACS is a joke.
Last year, I wrote a piece that condemned Pensacola Christian College for its habit of expelling rape victims for being “fornicators” or “liars.” It went viral, and now I consistently get people writing to me for advice. Yes, the administration has a well-deserved reputation for treating their students terribly.
Some are from teenagers wanting to know how deep the problems go, some are from parents who are wondering if they should send their children there, some are from people trying to convince their loved ones not to go. However, none of those things are the problem is that you will not receive even a passably adequate education– and since that’s the primary reason for shelling out thousands of dollars for college, that should be the way to evaluate an institution of higher education.
As my friend Lindsey, married and in her thirties, recently remarked, “I’m sure glad I wasn’t much of a Christian when I started dating my husband!
” Whether over coffee in my kitchen or on the hallowed ground of women’s small groups, I hear these murmurs constantly.
Of the 716 Christians surveyed, 90 percent of them said they would be comfortable with premarital sex and 61 percent without any strings attached.
Reading the Bible also correlates with an individual's likelihood of having sex.
“My daughter was interested in this nice Christian boy, but he strung her along for a year and a half.