This last Wednesday on Moody’s Midday Connection I shared how after I had a close friend who struggled with homosexuality and heard her story — her childhood of abuse, her fears of men, I had a change in my attitude. Before I heard her story, I just didn’t understand same sex attraction. But my heart was moved by compassion for her. Don’t misunderstand — I know that practicing homosexuality is a sin, and leads to miserable chains, but I suddenly became empathetic. We each have idols of our hearts — and we need each other to help overcome them. Right now the church doesn’t seem to be a safe place for those struggling with this sin to come for help. What can we do? I am flooded with letters about this because of The Friendships of Women.
This program led to a discussion on the Midday Forum thread of friendship, and those who have participated have asked to have a place where they could talk about it freely. So I’m opening this blog post.
I want to begin it with a letter from a gal who calls herself journeyvision. I’d love for you to respond to her because we have been so blessed on this blog with caring, insightful, and kind women.
I listened to the radio program today unfortunately its the last day of this study. and you talked about homosexuality. i really am a struggler in this area and its interesting that one of the speakers mentioned this. and i was surprised to hear her say that she understood. i dont think i really hear that a lot but the anger that christians have about it mostly. and i just wish that i could really know that i wasnt rejected by others that they could understand me