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Ex-Gay Controversy: You Don't Need Permission to Change

By Thom Hunter, published on Jul 24, 2012

It was in a summer in the '60s in the steamy hot apartment-laden suburb of Houston that I first became aware that change was actually sometimes in you and of you, and not just something others did to you. Up to that point, change had been dependent upon a parent's whim or job, or the ebb and flow of family income. We might live in a house with a nice big yard and a barking dog . . . or an apartment that opened on a cigarette-butt-laden parking lot with a stray cat peering from the stairs.Change was constant, but it was something to which I adapted, redrawing personal boundaries, accepting gains... (more)

Tags: religion, christianity, gay, parenting, love, relationships, culture, homosexuality, lust, lgbt, ex-gay, pornography addiction, exodus international

Spiritual Abuse: Darkness You Can Feel

By Thom Hunter, published on Feb 3, 2012

... our judges, we emerge from the pursuit of purity not without blemish. Perhaps I was not necessarily destined to fall again, but I did.

For those of you who have not wandered through the dark and seemingly-endless tunnels some men and women do -- of sexual addiction, homosexuality, pornography addiction, adultery or other form of sexual brokenness -- reach deep within and thank God for the grace that He has extended to allow you to avoid all that . . . and then extend that grace to those who dwell in an indefinable darkness. You don't have to understand it, but you can at least not add ... (more)

Tags: religion, gay, parenting, relationships, women, homosexuality, inspiration, abuse, men, faith, church, spirituality, sexuality, ex-gay, pornography addiction, spiritual abuse

Why We Shouldn't Argue About Sex

By Thom Hunter, published on Jan 5, 2012

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” -- Matthew 22:36-40

Christians do few things worse than share the love of Christ and the reality of healing and forgiveness with the sexually-disses among us. That would be the disoriented, the disappointed, the disturbed and the roundly discussed and often... (more)

Tags: religion, christianity, jesus, gay, sex, marriage, love, relationships, god, homosexuality, addiction, ex-gay, pornography addiction, glbt

The Bogeyman Myth of the Hateful Bigot

By Thom Hunter, published on Oct 27, 2011

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Luke 23:34

I have been told the church was mostly silent on that day. Evidence of my ongoing struggle with homosexuality was presented, a vote was taken and I was declared unfit to be a member and removed for the destruction of my soul. I was not there that night, but instead was angry and alone in the darkening end of a long and frightening day, as they proclaimed me unworthy of them. Oh . . . my soul. And all that is within me.

I have not seen, in the... (more)

Tags: christianity, jesus, gay, family, love, adultery, homosexuality, hate, faith, grace, prayer, bigotry, sexuality, lgbt, sexual addiction, ex-gay, ministry, pornography addiction

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