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)
As I've traveled through my own dilemmas of spirituality, I've changed a lot. I have navigated through deconstructing my Christian faith, picked up the ashes that I was left in, and reconstructed into something that I honestly wouldn't have seen two or three years ago. With everything that's changed in my life and in my … Continue reading What’s Next for Me?
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?
Oh, Ego, how do you do? Don't you know I'm tired of you? As the light of the sun penetrates the horizon, I find an esoteric connection and you leave. Oh, True Self, how do you do? Don't you know that I'm fond of you? As the birds gossip and dance with wonder in the … Continue reading A Poem: Ego
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
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