Keeping a pure thought life and remaining celibate until marriage can seem almost impossible, especially when we're surrounded in a sex-driven world full of temptations and messages urging us to toss our convictions to the wind.
I was lucky enough to find a relationship with God at an early age. My family owned a church, so the majority of my adolescence was spent being hauled back and forth to every church service you can imagine.
If dating and Cuffin' Season hasn't worked for you, perhaps try a new season: Courting Season.
Cultural taboos cannot trump the risks that come with leaving kids in the dark.
Here's what's true. Not everyone has a partner. It doesn't matter if you are after 50 or before 50; sometimes we are without a romantic interest. And sometimes we have a partner that we don't have sex with! What can feel like celibacy just happens in all sorts of ways.
I love you for this but I can't help but wonder -- what would we have time to talk about if being ourselves was universally accepted?
The majority of African Americans support nondiscrimination laws. The majority support protections for LGBT people in our society, and oppose allowing religious refusal laws. All of this is true even with high levels of church attendance, traditional religious beliefs and fidelity to the bible among African Americans.
TV's Seinfeld birthed many memorable characters and phrases during its award-winning nine seasons. The Soup Nazi, and his famous line, have become ing...
I am a transmasculine person who looks forward to playing with gender expectations, to make the space around me safer for those who don't fit the binary. I am a transgender man because it is the most honest way I have to present myself to the world around me.
I sort of stumbled upon long-term singlehood. First it was a deliberate choice, and then it was just how my life unfolded naturally. Can't hurry love. And can't force it either. Here's what I learned during my 1/2 decade as a declared bachelorette in my late twenties.
You speak about me in the third person: "We must respond with unconditional love to people like you." People like me. I am less than you. I am someone to invite to coffee so you can tell me all the ways that I am wrong.
Violence has been part of human history since the beginning of time, long before writing was invented (some five thousand years ago). True, much of a...
Today, the world often seems like Humpty Dumpty after his fall, a shattered and confusing mess. Among what seem to be insurmountable divisions, there is little agreement on how to piece it together into a whole.
"The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision" is not pornography and shows no more nudity or violence than a standard Stations of the Cross. Sometimes Facebook blocked its ads for being too "shocking" or "scary," and other times they banned the ad as porn. Queer Christianity seems to scare the censors at Facebook
A friend confided in me that her children's kindergarten teacher had come to their house to babysit recently. "My kids thought a celebrity was coming...
Ciara and Wilson's apparently unusual decision to enter into a relationship premised on respect and emotional intimacy shouldn't be shocking. It's counter-productive when people (read: women) tear each other down for simply having the audacity to try and be a better woman today than who she may have been yesterday.