Bree: A Life of Joy, Health, and Wholeness

S T O R Y Bree: A Life of Joy, Health, and Wholeness Growing up in a predominantly male home was difficult for me. I felt a void because my need for motherly and feminine affirmation wasn’t met in relatable ways. I observed the women in my family being diminished and silenced. Yet because I

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Michael: Rewriting the Narrative

S T O R Y Michael: Rewriting the Narrative The development of my sexual identity was greatly impacted by the way I perceived my father’s masculinity and my struggle to adequately understand my own. A sensitive boy, I was drawn to the arts and connecting with others on an emotional level, but in my private

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Linda: Longing for Affection

S T O R Y Linda: Longing for Affection When I was born, my mother was conflicted about having a daughter instead of a son. As a young child, my mom’s unspoken desire influenced my life, and my mother and I never fully connected emotionally. I remember feeling frustrated by her expectations while at the

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Beyond Abstinence: Presenting God’s Ideal for Sexual Intimacy

Beyond Abstinence: Presenting God’s Ideal for Sexual Intimacy It was the first night of teen camp. As camp pastor, I led the nightly Bible study. The camp director instructed me to let the campers choose the topic; so I gathered my eager students around and popped the question: “What would you like to study?” They

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He Made All Things Beautiful: Sexuality and Christian Lifestyle

He Made All Things Beautiful: Sexuality and Christian Lifestyle She wasn’t quite sure how it happened—but it did. Monica was raised in a Seventh-day Adventist home, and living a Christian lifestyle came naturally to her. Then she met Mark, a fellow student at an Adventist college. They spent time together, often alone, and one thing

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Advice From an Adventist Single: How I am learning to be emotionally content in my season of singleness

Advice From an Adventist Single: How I am learning to be emotionally content in my season of singleness I had come to church seeking to draw closer to God. Instead, I got a recommendation to draw closer to someone whose character and behavior I knew would lead me much farther from God than I ever

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Letters on Love and Relationships

Letters on Love and Relationships True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. On the contrary, it is calm and deep in its nature. It looks beyond mere externals and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding. Edson was the second of Ellen White’s

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Stories

Stories S T O R Y Samuel: When the Son Sets You Free As a child, Samir knew he was gay. Attracted to other young boys, he began experimenting sexually with his playmates but never talked about it. Growing up in a Muslim country… Read more S T O R Y Greg: A Personal Plea

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More On Love and Marriage

God’s Perfect Plan Have you ever looked into the eyes of a newly married couple and seen the joy and promise of a fresh start, a life journey undertaken together? This isn’t just a modern human construct but a divine plan that dates back to the very origins of humanity in the Garden of Eden.

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Navigating masturbation: a consideration for Christians

Navigating masturbation: a consideration for Christians If you are a person of faith, you should continue reading this because you believe in a Creator God, and as such, you are interested in what the Bible, the Word of God, has to say about how you live your life. If you are not a person of

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