So excited! Tonight we will have a Facebook Live ThriveCast where we will interview my friend and colleague in the fight to end conversion therapy, Stephanie Preston-Hughes! We cover a lot of ground in our time together. Topics include part of Stephanie’s own journey, her finding her way to her chosen profession, and the harm […]
Today we have an interview with my friend and former colleague, McKrae Game. He shares a bit about his life as a former ex-gay leader and now an out and proud gay man. Listen in, be encouraged. Feedback and questions are always welcome!
Today we are kicking off Thrive Q&A videos where we answer common questions we get from people seeking to find freedom from religious stigma and especially leave behind the false claims of conversion therapy and its pastoral expression in “exgay ministry.” Today’s question is, “Can people change their sexual orientation?” Today we get into the […]
“There is nothing to prove and nothing to protect. I am who I am, and it’s enough.” ― Fr. Richard Rohr Let’s start this article with something simple to say, yet so many of us have struggled a lifetime to embrace: *You* are not broken. *I* am not broken. *We* are human. We are beings […]
Dear Thrive Friends, Please join me in attending the Dare2Love one-day mini-conference (free!) put together by The Reformation Project team. Learn more and click through to let the conference organizers know you are coming by clicking here. I will also be doing a workshop there that day titled, “Beyond The Stained Glass Closet — Assessing the Harm […]
One of the ways religious stigma propagates itself is through repetitious oversimplification of polarizing topics where the LGBT+ person is characterized as some form of unreasonable, irrational, and selfish. Joe Dallas, a former mentor of mine, does this regularly. In a recent blog post he writes: Can their (“Bible believing Christians”) acceptance exist without their […]