Untangling Attractions, Addictions & Other Restless Loves
As homosexuality was becoming more the rage in the 1980s, New Zealand journalist Briar Whitehead didn't know what to think about it all. As a Christian, she was even more confused because, if God said homosexuality was wrong, why didn't he just answer the prayers of homosexuals and change them when they asked? Nothing about it made sense to her, and no one in the church seemed to have any answers either.
Then she began to meet some gays and lesbians and attend group meetings where people with unwanted same-sex attraction shared their stories. She found herself identifying with them—their loneliness, the struggles of their teen years, and their sense of abandonment by God. "I knew,...
has a BS in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, IN, and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #43, Winter 2017 Copyright © 2021 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo43/hearts-at-rest