About the Incarnation Institute for Sex & Faith
People will love their sexual bodies and those of others as God does.
To teach an inclusive, science-friendly, sex-positive Christianity
Sexual Diversity is a natural trait to be celebrated.
Sexual Pleasure is a sacred gift to be treasured.
Sexual Freedom is a human right to be personally discerned & morally exercised.
Teaching an inclusive, science-friendly, and sex-positive Christianity.
We are a group of professionals in the fields of Christianity and sexology. We believe in:
a pleasure-centered Christian gospel of abundance and grace
the moral framework Jesus modeled; respect and mutuality, inclusivity and diversity, nurturance and affirmation as the basis for both sexual decision-making and righteous relationships
the creative arts that resonate with the spirit as a way toward sexual healing
the dialogue between science-based scholarship, biblical teaching and our Christian faith to inform our understanding of intimacy and sexual health
Check out our latest Annual Report!
Annual Report 2019
What people are saying...
"Rev. Bev re-connects the sacred and the sexual in a way that they become the seamless garment I think God intends."
"She is as engaging as she is inviting and deals with things in a fresh insightful fashion."
“Beverly did a masterful job of guiding our congregation to think about pleasure and sensuality as gifts from God. Through her unique style of creativity and conversation, she helped participants to feel comfortable talking with one another about things that often don’t get discussed within the walls of churches.”
-Matt, a workshop participant
About the Founder, Rev. Dr. Beverly Dale
Reverend Dr. Beverly Dale liberated herself from the repression and abuse of her small-town conservative upbringing, earned her education, served as a pastor (Disciples of Christ) and a campus minister (University of Pennsylvania). She pooled the wisdom from those experiences to create one of the edgiest, most radical, and most challenging non-profit organizations on the scene. She also co-authored “Advancing Sexual Health for the Christian Client: Data and Dogma”, with sex therapist Rachel Keller. This groundbreaking resource presents the science of human sexuality along with a body-positive Christian framework.
Dale is an ordained Christian clergy who has spent most of her thirty years of ministry helping people reconnect their spirits and their bodies, and confronting sex-negativity in the church and culture. Dale was an ecumenical campus minister at the University of Pennsylvania for over two decades where she became conversant with the issues and struggles for young adults both in the ‘hook up culture’ and in sexual minority communities. As an artist and writer, she wrote, produced and performed a one-woman show about her spiritual and sexual journey. She was awarded the Community Service award from the Diabolique Foundation as a “Kink-Positive Missionary of Pleasure.” As an activist, she co-founded Pennsylvania Religious Coalition for Reproductive Justice, and is also involved in PA Clergy for Choice. In addition to her activism, theological writing, and work with IISF, she is an adjunct professor of sexuality and religion at Lancaster Theological Seminary, and a Pastor at UCC Levittown (sermons available at www.ucclevittown.org).
Letter of Recommendation
Dr. Beverly Whipple, a renown certified sexuality educator, counselor, and researcher, supports IISF. She is on our Advisory Team and we are honored that she supports our efforts! Check out her Letter or Recommendation!