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important words from parents of LGBQT kids: what hurts, what helps

By Kathy / October 19, 2015 / 7 Comments

I had the privilege of spending a few days with an online support group for moms of LGBQT kids of all ages. What a gift! These are amazing women of hope and courage. As we all know, many strains of Christianity have not been kind to these kids and parents. The judgment, the ostracizing, the […]

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what it's like…to get sober from sexual addiction

By Kathy / November 8, 2012 / 5 Comments

one of the things i’m most passionate about is creating safe spaces for people to be honest about their real stories. church is supposed to be the safest place on earth, the place where we can share the hardest parts of our lives and experience so that shame’s power can be broken and God’s healing […]

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what it's like…to get divorced in church

By Kathy / November 1, 2012 / 8 Comments

* this is part of a recent series called what it’s like.  each person sharing in these interviews have unique experiences but so many of the themes are similar; it’s a  chance to learn and consider what some of these circumstances really feel like.    in the 22 years i have been married and in […]

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what it's like to…slip off the slope

By Kathy / October 29, 2012 / 7 Comments

* this is part of a recent series called “what it’s like…”, interviews with people in all kinds of circumstances sharing what it feels like.  you can see the other posts so far here.   my guess is that a lot of you reading here have been told in some way, shape or form, that […]

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what it's like…to lose a job and try to feed your family.

By Kathy / October 15, 2012 / 23 Comments

i do not know what it is like to be unemployed and try to feed my family, but unfortunately i do know a lot of people who do. it’s hard enough to lose a job with no christian baggage attached, but add that into the mix and it complicates it even further.  there are so […]

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what it's like…to have cancer

By Kathy / September 26, 2012 / 18 Comments

here’s another installment in this series of interviews on “what it’s like”.  the other two so far are:  what it’s like to get kicked out of church & what it’s like to have a child come out as gay.  * * * * * i have changed the names for the “what it’s like” interviews […]

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what it's like…when your child comes out as gay

By Kathy / September 17, 2012 / 37 Comments

* this is part of a fall series here called “what it’s like…”, interviews with brave friends with real stories unfolding in their lives.  the first one is here.   * * * * * one of the things that often gets ignored in so much of the conversations about homosexuality & church are the […]

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what it's like…to get kicked out of church

By Kathy / September 12, 2012 / 36 Comments

today is the first post in a series of posts i’ll share over the next month or so called “what it’s like…”  i am grateful for the many brave and honest friends who are journeying through all kinds of tricky places in their lives, spiritually, emotionally, practically. one of my #1 most favorite songs is […]

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