The continuous dragging of my name has reoccurred over the past few years and it’s rather exhausting. I can’t imagine speaking on someone without them being able to defend themselves. Imagine leading a life of liberating your fears only to be persecuted behind your back, and that’s why I live with caution. I’ve learned to … Continue reading A Poem: Gossip Is Poison
This is the second part of the series "Why I Left My Church". Audrey and I sat down multiple times to be sure that we got everything truthfully and honestly from her perspective. I wrote down the things that she said while I asked her questions. It was fun interviewing my wife over a lunch … Continue reading “Why I Left My Church”: PT.2 (Audrey)
I've been wanting to write for a while now about where I am at in my life and where I am at spiritually. It's been some time now since I have released anything, and I've been pretty intentional with it. Any time I start to write on a topic, I can't help but see the … Continue reading Where Am I Now?
This story is as vulnerable as my wife and I can possibly be. She and I spent several months discussing how this should be approached, and we decided it would be best to co-write this together. This will be a two-part article, one about my experience and one about hers. I have no intentions to … Continue reading “Why I Left My Church”: PT. 1 (Justin)
Dear Family, There's a lot of you who don't like the person I have become. There's a lot of you who don't understand who I am. I've been talked down to, talked bad about behind my back, and ridiculed for who I am. Is the position you speak on from love or are you showing … Continue reading A Poem: Dear Family
I hear the name of this church and fear and anger encompass my very body. I'm an embodiment of both anger and empathy, but I am yet to see the very roots that I had wither away as I process through my own hate. I'm sorry and I forgive, but forgiveness isn't a singularity and … Continue reading A Poem: Your Green Tin Roof