Audience: Churches; Resource Type: Testimonies

No Longer Alone

As the son of a Music Minister in a Baptist church, I always thought I had to be a model of purity and holiness. When I struggled with my sexual identity I didn’t know where to go. This is my story.

Real Men Wear Steel-toed Boots to Bed

Living in Australia with little help, I found LHM online and my life has been incredibly impacted. This is my story.

Finding Hope

by Susan, 55 For most of my adult life I chose to believe the lie that I had a normal childhood with loving parents. The truth was I was a broken woman raised in an abusive home by broken parents. By the age of six I had experienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and had … Read More »

From Leader to Liar… to Love

by Sarah, 31 My first event with Living Hope was the banquet in 2012. At the banquet I heard the stories of men and women whose testimonies were not too different from my own.  Stories of terrible pain and abuse – wrongs that should never be done to any of God’s children.  Stories of rebellion … Read More »

It’s Not About Me – In Their Own Words

By Samuel All it takes is a cursory glance at our world to notice that everything seems centered around getting people to worry about themselves. From multi-million dollar media campaigns to the songs sung in our churches, the message is that my personal preferences are of the highest priority and seeking after those things are … Read More »

Forever Changed

written by the small group leader of our wives support group.  My husband and I had been married for about 4 years.  I was very happy to be married to such a Godly man who was a great dad to our small children.  He was a respected church leader and teacher.  I thought he was … Read More »

Gay, Witch, Biblical Languages Student

My name is Samuel; I am 24 years old and I have the pleasure to serve as Ricky’s assistant in the office. I have been a part of Living Hope for going on 9 years now starting 600 miles away as just another part of the online web forums. I would like to start tonight … Read More »

Facts vs. Truth – my story

What we believe about facts; about time, mass, gravity, genetics, medicine, you name it, depend on believing what we THINK are facts about physics, and biology and medicine. But just because something is a FACT or a ‘law’ doesn’t make it TRUE. Only Jesus holds all of the Truth cards and they are in the Bible.

The Greatest Sin: My Sin

by Amanda, 24 Homosexuality. That was a word that was never uttered in my family or church growing up. That was the ultimate sin. The forbidden fruit. The sin they kick you out of church for. I’ll never forget my reaction to the first time someone asking me if I was a lesbian. People had … Read More »

Stagnant Waters: Malina’s Story

by Malina (21) Stagnant water.  That’s the only way I could describe my life. Stagnant water. Stagnant water that sits there collecting debris, being poisoned by acid rain, trampled on by careless feet, and never moving. Never curving or winding or branching off. I was no river, but a little puddle of stagnant water content … Read More »