Needless suffering

However, it’s the needless suffering that wears me down. It has none of the benefits of legitimate suffering. Needless suffering never stays focused. It escalates into self-pity or catastrophizing the situation, because it is based in fear.

Same-sex marriage

I believe Christian churches should be leading the way in promoting full acceptance of those marginalized in our culture. That was the example Jesus set. Instead, while denominations are splitting over whether or not gays and lesbians have a place in the church, many businesses are moving forward with non-discriminatory policies and same-sex partner benefits. Devoted Christians who are gay or lesbian not only have to deal with cultural stigma, but many have to do it without the support of their church.