Rescued from Reorientation

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I’ve had the unique experience of spending the past 10 years heavily involved in Exodus ministries.  The early years were often difficult because I had to navigate conflicting messages, but I couldn’t be more grateful I remained in those circles.  I’m grateful … [Read more...]

Entering The Promised Land – Letter from Alan Chambers for September 2012

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Twenty-one years ago this month I walked into a local Exodus Member Ministry for help.   I was 19 years old and a church kid—a believer in the one, true Christ.  I was also 8 or 9 years into my struggle with same-sex attraction. SSA was, at that time, all consuming; … [Read more...]

Ending the Spiritual Vacation – Real Voices for August 2012

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This article appears in both our offline and online newsletters.  To receive articles like this along with the full newsletter online via email or offline through the postal service please sign up here. Ending the Spiritual Vacation by Chris Stump Summer is coming to an … [Read more...]

Soul Revolution

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“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18 I love the revolutionary period of American history. As this Independence Day went by, I thought about our freedoms and liberties, how they were … [Read more...]

Made for More…More of What?

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Anytime we are in the muck and ire of our own destructive behavior, we can often times count on someone to say something to us like, “What you’re doing is not God’s best for you.” “You were made for so much more.” “God has better for you.” All these sayings … [Read more...]

Life After Sexual Abuse

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Back in 2009 I wrote a blog post on my recent coming to terms with the fact that I had been sexually abused. You can view that here. Since then I've experienced a lot of growth and healing and had the opportunity to write about that for Boundless webzine over at Focus on the … [Read more...]

Growing Up

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Ricky Chelette wrote a great article about growing in the midst of unmet needs from childhood. What a great clarion call to give up childish things and embrace the growing up that's part of adulthood. Ricky is executive director of Exodus member ministry, Living Hope and … [Read more...]

I Shall Arise

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Joe Dallas posted an article on his site yesterday focusing on shame and habitual behaviors yesterday. If you'd like to read the full article, go here. Here is an excerpt from the post. In January of 1984, I had my crises of truth. I was a Christian who’d backslidden into … [Read more...]

Alan Reflects on GCN

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Dear Friends, Homosexuality has superseded religion as the most divisive issue discussed in our world today.  Rarely is a discussion had without deeply passionate people sharing deeply personal stories and convictions.  Add to that the nuances of language and the … [Read more...]

Being Human

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Sometimes I wonder how I get sucked in to certain shows. One I recently became hooked on is Syfy’s Being Human. This fantasy series revolves around three roommates attempting to live “normal” lives despite being a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf. I know, it sounds … [Read more...]