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First Kisses and the Christian Closet

First kisses can be magical! But so many of us are taught that we cannot trust our experience, our feelings, or our bodies. Today, Candice Czubernat, a gay Christian therapist, shares her story of how she met her wife, about learning to trust herself, and how painful experiences can be beautifully redeemed. Click here to listen in iTunes or stream it below! Be sure to subscribe and leave a 5-Star review. It seriously helps with visibility. Thanks! Listen to "Episode 22: First Kisses and The Christian Closet, feat. Candice Czubernat" on Spreaker. ... You can connect with Candice on Twitter, @theChristianCL, on Facebook.com/theChristianCloset, and find out more about her services and therapy practice at TheChristianCloset.com. Music for today's podcast was…

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Why Dating is So Hard for LGBTQ Christians

"Ugh.... dating is hard." I feel like that's something my queer Christian friends and I use all the damn time. This isn't meant to be a blog post complaining about being single the day after Valentine's Day. It's just a general observation of our situation. And I'm here to tell you, it is so real y'all. Especially if you grew up in a context or culture that wasn't okay with the gays, let alone the rest of the spectrum. Why is so hard? I've got a few ideas on why dating is so hard for LGBTQ Christians We're going through second adolescence. What's second adolescence? It's the period after finally coming out and becoming okay with one's self, one's sexuality…

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I’d Rather Shame Than Love My Enemy

These days it's like I want to fight every single human online, and with good reason, mind you. There is this very primal, very tribal heart in me that wants to spear the enemy, to drag them for their unjust and bigoted views, to shame them for their ambivilance when it comes to injustice.  If you aren’t following me on twitter, you should do that. That’s where I write a lot of my thoughts, and sometimes end up writing threads that, honestly, might be some of my best writing. One of these threads a few weeks ago sparked a question from a friend where she asked me this question, “Do you believe shame moves a conversation forward?” I had said…

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Muslim. American. Self-Care.

It’s only been 7 days since the tyrant took office, and it’s already been hella stressful on all of us, but even more so for Muslims in our country. Today, Iman Nadeem, a student, musician, and activist living Nashville, joins us for a conversation about what it’s been like to be a Muslim woman in light of the election, the executive orders, and the media circus that is the new presidency. And be sure to connect with with Iman Nadeem on Instagram and Twitter @ImanNadeemMusic. Listen to "Episode 21: Muslim. American. Self-Care." on Spreaker. … SHARE THIS PODCAST: Become a Patron at $1 or more a month thru PATREON before February 1 and get $10 off your #BadTheologyKills shirt! What…

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4 Easy Self-Care Ideas for the Resistance

This past week, I've barely slept. Anxiety from what the tyrant (that's what I'm calling DJT) has been doing in just his first full week in office has sent my mind racing in a thousand different directions of worst case scenarios. Most of my friends have been feeling the same. We're not surprised in the least, but we certainly are already feeling the fatigue of what will most certainly be the longest four years we've seen in a long time. I know that my natural reaction to most of the injustice I've seen this past week is anger, to just go off on people, to drag people on Facebook and Twitter who seem to think they can speak to my…

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Marches, Movements, and the Need for Intersectional Justice

The Women’s March on Washington brought together millions of people in cities across the US and in 66 countries across the globe. I don’t care who you are—that’s freaking incredible. Not to mention in Washington, DC, alone there were three times as many people showing up to protest the horrible policies embodied by the Trump administration the day before at Trump’s inauguration. (Also, it still feels weird to say that Trump is the president… but we’ll survive.) I loved it. Keynote speakers from across the US denounced misogyny, Islamophobia, gender inequality, transphobia, homophobia, sex worker discrimination, restricted reproductive rights, and so much more.  It gave me so much hope to see so many people united, voicing their desire to see…

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Blue Babies Pink

Called "the Netflix of Blogs," Blue Babies Pink is a 44-part Southern coming out story, written by Brett Trapp, a former citizen of the corporate world turned writer, speaker, and social entrepreneur. This episode, Kevin and Brett drink whiskey while talking about the project, the ups and downs of it, what coming out in the south is like, the unique story that we are all telling, and what’s next in the life of this every interesting human. This is a fun one, y’all. You’re gonna love this story. Also, remember you can always listen and subscribe in iTunes. And while you are there, leave a good rating! It seriously helps with the visibility of this podcast and getting stories like…