This was originally posted by my friend Travis last year on his Instagram. It's a moving letter, explaining how a lot of people in the LGBT community feel about the church, loving it and just wanting to be loved and embraced in return. // // // dear church, there are millions of us. millions who … Continue reading Dear Church
This post is from my friend Alyssa who grew up Independent Fundamental Baptist and was homeschooled throughout her K-12 education. She currently is in a graduate program to earn her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and enjoys learning more about what can be done both personally and professionally to help others coming from conservative … Continue reading Outside the Box: Gathering Your Tools for Healing
Another anonymous post, from a creative soul friend. Dear ****, I’m not writing this for you, cause I know you’ll never read it. I’m not writing this for you either, or you or you or you. I’m writing this for You, and I’m writing this for me. Did you know I was at a point … Continue reading Outside the Box: What is Joy?
Today's post is from my friend Laurie Works, who blogs at laurieworks.com. Lately, I’ve been thinking about relationships and sexuality. Who am I kidding. I’m always thinking about sex. I have been fascinated with sex and sexuality since I was 10 years old. I taught myself what sex was, with my parents confirming shortly after. … Continue reading Outside the Box: Sexuality, Then and Now
My friend J.B started blogging this summer over at Finding Normalcy: Insights in a Noisy World. Here are his thoughts. Jonas wasn’t interested, just then, in wisdom. It was the colors that fascinated him. “Why can’t everyone see them? Why did colors disappear?” The Giver shrugged. “Our people made that choice, the choice to go … Continue reading Outside the Box: Verticality, Sameness, and the World of The Giver