Your default mode is being owned by yourself, and no one else can tell you who to love, what to fear, or what to find joy in. Your religion is not my religion, and that's okay.
For a kid who was already anal about creases in her looseleaf, exiting a group of people who were so sure about their right answers that they tried to convert everyone they knew to The Light was world-shaking. It was humbling. It was awkward. And it was also fundamentally freeing.
Am I ready to burst through the door and announce myself? Not quite. But no longer will I hide.
This week we're looking at the third, and maybe most humanizing, chapter in Crazy Love. It is also named "Crazy Love," and I mean, it's not wrong. This chapter is a gold mine for a conversation Evangelicals really need to have, but it's also heartbreaking. Got daddy issues? So does Francis Chan, and "Crazy Love" is about how he tried to … Continue reading “In Love with the One I Fear”: Bringing Abuse into Christianity (Crazy Love Ch 3 Review)
It's been four and a half months since I came out to my parents. Four and a half months since I spit out the secret I'd been carrying like a poison pill under my tongue for years. Since this whole crazy, dangerous, exhilarating, beautiful adventure -- life -- began. Four and a half months, too, … Continue reading Living with Our Parents’ Blame: A Love Note to My Fellow Prodigal Kids