It is a scary place to find yourself waking up one day and realizing I have become one of those people–you know, a Christian! An all-in type follower of Christ. You have no idea the negative connotations of what being a real “Christian” meant to me. Going all in with Jesus implied I would become hateful, … Continue reading Help I’ve Become One of “Those People”
This week I was asked to write a response to the first same sex marriage in Texas for my friend Sue Bohlin on the Engage Blog at Bible.org. Please Click Here to read my full response. I look forward to engaging in conversation with you all on the subject. Continue reading My Thoughts on the First Same Sex Marriage in Texas
As I took time to reevaluate my core values I needed to redefine what I believed about my gender and gender roles. For the majority of my life, I viewed my gender as a woman as less than. As a child I experienced sexual, physical, and emotional abuse from my foster parents. Although I was biologically … Continue reading Gender Roles as a Core Value
As the old foundation in my life was uprooted (see previous post) I realized that the new foundation must be based on God’s Truth. This course of action would require realigning my beliefs, values, and perspectives. As I began to sort through all of this, a friend shared these wise words with me:“This is a process rather than an event.” Having worked … Continue reading Creating a new set of core values
I have been reflecting about the season that followed the surrender of my sexuality to Jesus. It was a very uncomfortable time of life. I had just experienced the loss of my identity and had no idea who I was becoming. It was at this time God seemed to provide a living lesson for me. … Continue reading Uprooted
As I said in my last post, my faith and identity became a crisis. I wrestled with the subject of my sexual identity for almost three years. To me, changing my identity was as impossible as changing the natural color of my eyes. The thought of surrendering my identity caused anguish to run deep within … Continue reading What did I value more?
Many who are gay-identified Christians reach a point of crisis of both their identity and faith. This was certainly true for me a couple years into my life as a follower of Christ; my faith and sexuality collided. By this point I had read the majority of the New Testament three or four times and … Continue reading Why Face a Crisis of Faith and Sexuality?