The wound is the place where the light enters you. --Rumi I often work with people on the concept of spiritual trauma, the idea that faith communities, faith leaders, and perhaps even God can be sources of trauma for individuals. While not recognized as a discrete diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental … Continue reading The Wounded Healer
On a recent morning, as I began my daily dive into social media, Facebook reminded me that I had written this post exactly 2 years earlier: "Friends…what do you do when you're angry at God/the universe? And I don't mean 'How do you eventually feel better about it?" or 'How do you *think* about anger … Continue reading A Small, Queer Hope (and Crash Course in Christian Theology)
When I tell people about the work I do with LGBT non-profits, I’m usually prepared for a few reactions. I am often asked, "Why should LGBT centers offer religion and spirituality programming?" Because so many queer and trans people have been deeply hurt by religion, there is frequently a lot of [rightful] suspicion that accompanies discussions about faith in these spaces.