WEBINAR: Owning My Gay Christian Story with Stacey Chomiak

For 13 years, Stacey Chomiak, fought against her body, her heart and her innate desires. She didn’t believe she could be good, because her evangelical faith taught her the desires of her heart were evil. Then her beliefs began to shift. “I had to finally admit that I couldn’t pray my gay away any more […]

LGBTQ2S+ Resources for People of Faith

SheLoves is proud to stand with our LGBTQ2S+ community. We hope these resources offer light along our paths of Love. This list was curated by Stacey Chomiak, author of Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming-of-Age Story.    WEBSITES: Q Christian Fellowship Unchangedmovement.com The Reformation Project – Generous Space Ministries (Canada) BelovedArise.org FaithfullyLGBT.com Queergrace.com insideoutfaith.org   […]

Our Bending-Low Jesus

My mother has been gone for just over three years now. Her physical departure was a time of both grief and relief, for I had been losing her, bit by bit, over the previous decade. My father’s death in 2005, followed by my youngest brother’s sudden death four years after my dad’s, left my small […]

Giving in to the Ache

It happened while sitting at the kitchen table yesterday morning. A buttery bloom of sunshine spread slowly across my left shoulder and I turned my head toward its warmth. In the middle of the table sat the pink peonies I had cut the day before when, barefoot, I had run out in the wet of […]

Still Walking Those Seven Miles

First came our stay-at-home orders. They went into effect in mid-March, right at the part of Lent when my forty-day practice felt less Draw-closer-to-Jesus and more Oh-no-I-forgot-to-practice-Lent! Our entire state was asked to give up friendships, gatherings, church and school, as well as all markers of normalcy. Lent was put into real-life practice and felt […]