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The Curse of Singleness

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For the most part, I think many would agree that society and media places romantic relationships on a high pedestal. We see it on the television screen, we see it in novels, we see it in the theatres, and on social media (#relationshipgoals). And the world encourages each and everyone of us to pursue a romantic relationship of whatever kind, as long as it feels good and you are following the desires of your heart, no matter what it means. The world says "you will be fulfilled when you are in a relationship". So what does that mean for the single person who hasn't found "the one" yet? It could mean loneliness, it could mean sadness and depression of sorts, and as many have so lovingly claimed for me on my behalf, it means "a lack of fulfillment". Oh, the curse of singleness! But reader, let me be clear, singleness is not a curse. "Now as a concession, not a command, I say this. I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift

Two Mornings After

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I can't even begin to describe the response to my post and what God has been doing in just the past 24 hours. It is INSANE. So many of you have been asking me how i'm holding up, how i'm doing; thank you for your care and concern! I'm doing great, God is good and my heart is just overflowing with joy.  You wouldn't think that posting about your deepest darkest secret online, especially when it is so controversial and against what the world is saying would bring you great joy but all glory to God because he has filled my heart with endless praise and thanksgiving. I find myself singing, dancing and leaping because God is so good and so faithful!  I have received countless messages of encouragement, support and love from brothers and sisters in Christ, even from ones I don't know, and even from my unbelieving friends. Some have shared that they wrestle with similar struggles, others have shared how the post has opened and allowed gospel conversations, man

Struggling with Same-Sex Attraction

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I struggle with same-sex attraction (SSA). It has been (and is still) an on-going journey of confusion, frustration, and trial, but by God’s grace, one also of encouragement and sanctification. I've waited many years to finally share this part of my life online, not because I'm looking for pity or attention, but because a) this blog is where I've shared my life and how God has been growing me, and this is most definitely a big part of it, and b) because I'm sure that there are many others who may be in a similar situation and I hope this encourages, comforts, and challenges them, as well as anyone else that may be reading this. Before I begin to share, I wanted to point out a subtle but substantial difference in definitions. I do not identify myself as being gay. But I would say that I struggle with same-sex attraction. There are big implications between the two and they are not the same. In today's society, the term "gay" or "homosexual"