My Christian Century Post: Bisexual in the Church
Coming out as bi was a moment of clarity for me. Everything I had known about myself suddenly came together, like a hundred puzzle pieces finally settling into place. These moments are not always easy. We lay bare our souls to the world and it can put tension on relationships – with family and loved ones, or in my case, with the church. My meditation on the subject was recently published by The Christian Century.
Below is an except from the piece:
It was a disruptive moment for me. It laid bare the chasm between how they saw LGBT people in the church and how I do. They thought I was revealing my sexual practice. In fact, for me coming out was about sharing a newly discovered and important facet of my identity as a child of God. Many in the LGBT community view coming out as a spiritual act. It’s an effort to integrate our spirituality and our sexuality, leading to wholeness.
Head over to The Cristian Century to read the piece in full. Where have you encountered “disruptive moments” in your own life? What has been your moment of clarity?