“Why I Left My Church”: PT. 1 (Justin)

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)

A Poem: Enthralled

I'm not conceited or consumed with myself. I just have a lot going on in my head. I write a lot about myself because these are things I would have never said. Sometimes I'm infatuated with the idea of infinity and others I'm not, but I can't seem to get past the nots and that's … Continue reading A Poem: Enthralled

A Poem: Offense

I've been told that I'm offensive for telling the truth. I'm sorry that reality bothers you. I can't write one damn poem without it being sad, but I'm sure everyone is okay with that. People love how crude my honesty is until it exposes the darkness that they posses. I confess, most often you posses … Continue reading A Poem: Offense

A Poem: Dear Family

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

A Poem: Your Green Tin Roof

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

Mental Health

I want to write a warning for anyone who may be triggered by reading this. The following topics will be discussed: depression, anxiety, autism, and suicide. I value every person dearly and ask that if you think that this article will affect you negatively, please refrain from reading this. Thank you.   "Anxiety is the … Continue reading Mental Health

Christian Universalism

"And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself."     -John 12:32 There's a buzzing question that everyone has in the Christian circle. Will your loved ones go to heaven and if you were to die today, where would your soul be? When thinking about such questions, … Continue reading Christian Universalism