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First-Ever LGBTQ Religious Children’s Books Now Available!

First-Ever LGBTQ Religious Children’s Books Now Available!

May 16, 2016

LGBTQ-affirming religious books for kids are available for the first time ever with the launch of the Good News Children’s Book Series this spring. Books such as “Faithful Families” remind children that God loves them, no matter what their family looks like — even if they have two mommies or two daddies. “Mr. Grumpy Christian” is for LGBTQ families to...

Who’s the Wife?

Who’s the Wife?

Apr 14, 2016

When you’re a gay couple about to get married, you inevitably encounter a few seemingly innocuous questions from straight people: Which one of you is going to walk down the aisle at your wedding? Who’s going to take the other’s last name? Have you decided who will stay home if you ever have kids? What about laundry and cooking? They are, in essence, all...

Is Divorce Really Wrong?

Is Divorce Really Wrong?

Aug 7, 2014

In the past, my beliefs about divorce were as black and white as the text on the pages of the Bible. From this legalistic perspective, there were really only two conditions within which divorce would be acceptable — Jesus’ teaching about adultery in Matt. 19:9, and Paul’s teaching about an unbelieving spouse departing in 1Co. 7:15. I believed that divorce...

How do Same-Sex Couples Interpret Eph. 5:21-33?

How do Same-Sex Couples Interpret Eph. 5:21-33?

Jun 24, 2014

This morning, Dolce and I received a lovely text from a young priest at the church we attended for some years before moving to Massachusetts. It’s part of a socially conservative new denomination which strives to reunite the liturgical, evangelical, and charismatic Christan streams. Dolce and I were active in leadership and in the life of the church when...

3 Boundaries You Must Create When Coming Out

3 Boundaries You Must Create When Coming Out

Jun 5, 2014

Do your parents believe God can still “change” you? Have many of your conversations with your parents ended the same as mine, “We’re praying for you. God’s doing a work in you. He’s not finished with you yet. I believe God’s going to change you.” Although hearing this causes pain and feels like rejection, it’s important we understand it comes from a place of...

Moms & Dads… What the Heck are We Doing?!?

Moms & Dads…  What the Heck are We Doing?!?

May 23, 2014

  Well, my heart is broken. Yet another mom has emailed me that their daughter came out to them as gay, and her husband, the girl’s father, kicked her out. Dad said, “I don’t agree with her lifestyle; she will have to leave.” (Bear in mind there was no “acting on this” yet, no “lifestyle” – it was simply the daughter revealing her heart.) Mom...

Hope for a Dysfunctional Christmas Homecoming

Hope for a Dysfunctional Christmas Homecoming

Dec 21, 2013

Have you ever considered the irony in the Christmas story with respect to family? Luke tells us “a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David, called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the...

A Gay Dad Sounds Off About Fundamentalists Who Target Kids

A Gay Dad Sounds Off About Fundamentalists Who Target Kids

May 28, 2013

As a parent, my Job #1 is the protection and care of my children. It is my job to be vigilant over their self-worth, to keep them physically safe, to show them how to be moral and productive citizens, and to empower their spiritual growth. It is a duty that I take very seriously. It is distressing when total strangers launch an attack against all those things...

Bringing Up Bubber: My Son Wears Girl Clothes

Bringing Up Bubber: My Son Wears Girl Clothes

Apr 15, 2013

My son wears girl clothes. He doesn’t dress himself yet, mind you. He’s only 9 months old, so we still do that for him. But, he wears a few outfits that are clearly made for girls. And he looks good in them. Before becoming a parent, I thought that the days of rigid gender definitions for clothes, toys and basically anything a baby needs or would want were...

Love & Sex Q&A: My In-Law’s Uncontrollable Children

Love & Sex Q&A: My In-Law’s Uncontrollable Children

Mar 29, 2013

QDear L&S Q&A, Five years ago my husband and I adopted our son, he is the light of our lives, he’s an amazingly gifted boy.  Very creative, and academically advanced. But hey, what parent wouldn’t say that?  He has also been bought up with manners and to be polite around adults.  We can take him out to restaurants and in public, and he is always...