Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Navigating friendships is hard when same-sex attraction is present. Just when I think I have it all figured out and have matured enough to handle awkwardness, another friendship teaches me a humbling lesson. Not too long ago, a new acquaintance in my graduate program...
The Gift of Living in Tension

The Gift of Living in Tension

I often feel a lot of tension in my life, like the stretching of a rubber band that stresses the material. When I think of tension, I think of how it is used to test the strength of an object. It feels like an appropriate metaphor for life as my strength seems to be...
Healthy Relating in the New Year

Healthy Relating in the New Year

I love the clean slate provided by a new calendar. It gives me an opportunity not only to look back, but also to set goals and cast vision for the next 12 months of life. Several years ago, my Bible study leader challenged our group to come up with a word for the...