How’s that for a start?
So…what to write next? I don’t even know where to begin. I don’t even know what to say. I mean, seriously…I’m telling the world that I am a conservative-evangelical pastor…who is becoming more liberal…who is married and has kids…and who is gay. That’s not the sort of thing that you write on a blog everyday.
But it’s time. It’s time for me to be honest. It’s time for me to stop denying what has always been true. It’s time for me to reconcile what has been going on inside of me for years. It’s time for me to do the hard work.
And let me tell you…this is the most difficult “work” I have ever done. This work involves intense counseling. And it has the potential to affect EVERYTHING that I know in life: my marriage, my ministry, my parenting, my friendships, my sexuality, my faith…everything that is important to me.
This journey began in June of 2010 and will probably continue for quite a while. Life-change doesn’t come easy or quickly. And I don’t want to rush anything…there is way too much at stake on all sides for me to rush through this.
I was challenged by a friend to blog about the journey as a way to help me “process” everything. So you get to come on my journey with me. Now aren’t you lucky? I welcome the interaction…I think it will help me to work through everything.
Thanks for reading…and thanks for being with me on this journey. I have no idea where the journey will lead…but I am open to walking with God into whatever future He has waiting ahead for me!