Jesus and the Male Caught (Up) in Same-Sex Attraction
Yes, the play on the phrase “Jesus and the woman caught in adultery” was intentional. So, how are we to act towards those that relate to us who have same-sex attraction? I am glad you asked!
LET IT GO
Most people’s New Year’s resolutions involve things to add or incorporate into your life: losing weight, reading through the Bible, decluttering your house, filing your income tax before April 15. (I hereby make a public commitment on that last one. Feel free to ask me about it.) But some people don’t need to add anything else, they need to LET GO. Judy’s ex-husband made some horrifically sinful, deceived, foolish choices that culminated with sex-change surgery. For months she has been tormenting herself daily with false guilt: if she had loved him more, if she had changed this or that, he wouldn’t have mutilated himself, now preening before a mirror at…
It’s Not Rubbing the Genie’s Magic Lamp
Recently I heard a young man share his story of battling his unwanted same-sex attractions. Though Ben’s dad loved him very much, he felt like he was everyone else’s dad and then his dad. He also didn’t connect with the masculine that his dad represented. He ended up with longings for deep connection with males. What helped him turn the corner was when he found people with whom he could be completely honest about his shameful desires and feelings, who also helped him develop his relationship with God. He shared that he slowly realized his heart was looking for three things in other men. First, he longed for someone who…