Seeking Answers

by Colton, 24 The words of others can affect our lives in both positive and negative ways. From the lies spoken over me by the world to the truth I hear every week at Living Hope, words have greatly impacted my life.    I grew up in a very loving home and probably have the funniest … Read More »

You Cannot Serve Two Masters

by Wendy, 49 2001 was a watershed year for me. Long before that year, I felt that I was gay. In fact, for a long time I believed I’d been born gay. Sometime between 1999 to 2001 I read a Christian book that challenged my assumptions. Despite living in a lesbian relationship, I decided to … Read More »

You Can Be Known And Loved

I came out of the dark and told my Dad that I was same-sex attracted and that I was going to live out my life in accordance with that identity. I will never forget his words to me…

Testimonies from 2016 Retreats

The following excerpts are from participants from the 2016 retreats. These are their words about their experiences.  May God be glorified! The most impacting thing God taught me is y’all genuinely care. I was so touched by that, as well as the sense of family. I loved the teachings from 1 Peter. Particularly what it … Read More »

From Shame to Sharing

by Bonnie Scasta, Women’s Ministry Director I first came to Living Hope in the fall of 2009. I came because the issue of homosexuality is, for me, not just a cultural phenomenon seen on the news and on nearly every TV show. It is not just that thing that I know “other” people deal with, … Read More »

From Abuse to Abundance

                  By my 6th birthday I had 6 different sexual abusers: my dad, my grandfather, a teacher, doctor, and neighborhood kids. I started to struggle with suicidal thoughts at 5 years old. I grew up paranoid and afraid. I trusted no one and saw no way out … Read More »

Finding the Gospel at Living Hope

I remember that first time I heard Ricky’s explanation about how same sex attractions (SSA) develops. Honestly, this was the first time I heard a different term for my struggle other than gay. When I started attending Living Hope Ministries group, my life started to change. Coming to group and hearing Ricky teach was the first time I really heard the Gospel. One of the beautiful thing about Living Hope is that they are about Jesus getting the glory; its all about Jesus. I started to understand what it meant to be a part of a body of believers and being a true disciple of Christ. I truly believe God used this ministry to reach me – someone who felt trapped in a pit of shame and secrecy. I was welcomed into a safe place where I learned to be honest about my struggles and allowed to take off my mask…

Why? DVD Set (Men and Women)

Get $5.00 off your purchase and save on shipping when you order the Men’s and Women’s DVD together! Understanding the components of sexual identity is key to helping people embrace God’s design for sexuality. In these teachings, you will gain a deeper understanding of why men and women struggle with their sexual identity. The will … Read More »

Why? Understanding Homosexuality and Gender Development in Females

Understanding homosexuality in women is complex. Gain understanding while seeing how god’s redemptive plan can set people free.

Healthy Same-Sex Friendships

by D’Ann Davis, Director of Women’s Ministry Most of the people we encounter at Living Hope find it difficult to have deeply meaningful, intimate relationships with others of the same sex without eroticizing those friendships or falling into Emotional Dependency (ED).  To overcome this cycle and have healthy relating, there are many practical things one … Read More »