Ever since coming out as bisexual and leaving my former position as an evangelical minister, I’ve been on a journey of deconstructing my faith. I’m not unique in this in any way, as I see the majority of my peers and generation similarly going through “faith crises” and asking pointed questions that both disrupt the … Continue reading Resurrection and the Deconstruction of my Faith
Because even though slavery ended in 1865, most white Christians went on reading the Bible and seeing the world around exactly as they had before.
“Granny, how can I start my own business, so I can get more money?” I asked my grandmother one afternoon. Growing up in a family with barely enough to pay the bills, me and my siblings weren’t given money to carry around. So the summer I spent at my Granny’s was my first real shot … Continue reading My Granny’s Business Tip: What Do You Like to Do & What is Right in Front of You?
I know that there is no such thing as a perfect community. I am not searching for perfection. I’m searching for faithfulness, for intentionality and for a willingness to change and grow.
As couples therapist that primarily works with Christian couples I have seen how being raised in purity culture can ruin the sex life of christian couples. I’ve listen to couples who were told that sex is to be saved FOR marriage and information about sex is kept highly secretive. Who were raised to believe in … Continue reading Purity Culture Can Ruin the Sex Life of Christian Couples: A Therapist’s Perspective
As a 7 year old, I was usually allowed to dress myself. So I chose to run around with my hair in Jerhi curls, frayed blue jeans and a t-shirt. To the world, I looked like a girl, but in my heart, I was planning on growing up to be a man. This was long … Continue reading Allowing Children to Dress for Church in Ways That Embrace their Full Selves