First blog post

I’m here, I have big questions, and I’m learning as I go. There’s so much in my life that feels uncertain. But the one thing I know I want: to live out my true self and love others creatively and with passion.

Honesty starts with having a space to talk. I currently don’t have that because of my desire to hold onto relationships with family members and friends who don’t understand my choices or identity. I had a blog, but over time my honesty there has diminished as I have to stand up over and over against people who claim to love me while having no regard for my emotional health.

If you beat someone enough with your Bible, even the best Christian will give up on you eventually.

I live on some pretty big margins, so you will probably not agree with me on all points. I believe in Jesus as a loving God but don’t believe a loving God would send anyone to hell. I believe listening to other people is the key to healthy spirituality. I’m queer. I’m pro-choice, environmentally-conscious, highly-educated, fine with people having sex in any consenting context, and very, very liberal. And I still read my Bible daily.

If you disagree on something and want to comment, please do. I’d love to know what you think and why you think it. If you have questions about why I believe what I believe, go ahead and ask. I really enjoy hearing from you guys, I have to be honest. It’s one of my favorite things about blogging.

But I will not tolerate commenters who argue with the intention of persuading others to their point of view. I’m open to changing my views (as I have many times already), but by my own choice and in my own time. I will also not tolerate comments that bully, troll, trigger, or harm others or myself.

This is my space and I get to do whatever I want with it. Creating a safe space for like-minded people where our marginalized voices can finally be heard is one of my top priorities.

The other is being honest with the fucking hard shit life is made up of. Welcome to my blog.