I wonder how we would see God if we were never told that he was a man. God is not tied by our gender binary; our toxic masculinity. But over time, I fear we’ve...Read More
Author: Faith O'Leary
My name is Faith O’Leary; I’m a graduate student of psychology with the goal of becoming a researcher of the psychology of religion and sexuality as well as a trauma informed counselor. When I’m not studying I enjoy doing photography, writing/reading, overanalyzing movies, discussing Star Wars theories, and watching baseball. I’m an artist, feminist, self-professed geek, enneagram four, and a doubt filled believer.
This blog discusses the intersection of faith and sexuality. It hopes to engage with topics such as purity culture, sexual trauma in the church, Christian sexual ethics, developing a theology of consent, embodiment, and LGBTQ+ inclusion in the church. I called this blog “Lament” because to me, these topics have come from a place of great grieving, suffering, and lamentations. It is my hope that in writing of such difficult subjects, we can continue to bring this conversation to light and, eventually, to heal.
My heart hurts. It feels like there is vine with weeds all tangled up inside my chest. I’m...Read More