Raquel Welch Gets It Right

Have to admit I did a double-take when I saw a quote from this article and realized who wrote it (thanks, Candice, for the URL!):

One significant, and enduring, effect of The Pill on female sexual attitudes during the 60’s, was: “Now we can have sex anytime we want, without the consequences. Hallelujah, let’s party!”

It remains this way. These days, nobody seems able to “keep it in their pants” or honor a commitment! Raising the question: Is marriage still a viable option? I’m ashamed to admit that I myself have been married four times, and yet I still feel that it is the cornerstone of civilization, an essential institution that stabilizes society, provides a sanctuary for children and saves us from anarchy.

Read the rest here (not for young readers).

4 thoughts on “Raquel Welch Gets It Right

  1. I must say that I am stunned by this article! Raquel has certainly acquired some wisdom over the years. I hope that she may come to know the author of all wisdom, our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ.


  2. I just got home from visiting my mother for Mother’s Day (in another state) and one of the first things that I had to do was to come here. First to say Thank you Jennie! and also this post caught my attention in a major way.

    Raquel Welch has become something of an adult role model for me. Like many people, I’ve long viewed her as being a sex symbol and little else, but as time has gone on and I’ve learned more about her, I’ve discovered a sensible, conservative woman who a good head on her shoulders.

    I admire her her boldness in the face of modern feminism, especially at her age (she is nearing seventy or has recently crossed that line) and is a member of a generation that was most strongly pushing womens movements, birth control and the sexual revolution.

    I can see how it would take courage to be Raquel Welch.


  3. Serial monogamy doesn’t seem that different from outright promiscuity to me, and according to one source I googled after reading this article she is recently separated from her current husband. The fortune she has earned being a sex symbol surely has separated her from the consequences of her choices.

    I would not go so far as call her a hypocrite, but I do wonder why she is jumping so firmly on this particular band wagon given her own history. She might better spend the time doing some earnest soul searching about her own difficulty in maintaining relationships.


    1. I think that’s the point, actually. Welch knows what is right but bemoans the fact that she hasn’t really lived up to these principles herself. This is the case in the broader culture on a major scale. When polled, 84% of Americans identify as “Christian,” yet 39% do not believe Christ was the sinless Son of God–a core tenet of the Christian faith. Christianity has clear teachings about divorce, yet just as many Christian marriages as secular marriages end in divorce–a testimony to the compromised state of the Western church. We are in dire need of reformation and revival to restore these principles and live them out with vigor as Christians. I grew up in a family where my parents had committed never even to consider divorce but to work everything out from day one. That is very rare today, but we do see more and more young people wanting more for their own children than the cohabit-marry-divorce culture offers. That should encourage us!


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