My son is 17, gay, and miserable


  Dear John, Over the past couple of years, I often wondered if my son was gay. But usually I was able to explain it away or otherwise put it out of my mind. This past February, however, there simply was no denying it any longer, and I confronted him about it. [Read more...]

She’s 17 and bi–and her parents won’t allow it.


Sometimes honesty isn’t the best policy. [Read more...]

Christian counselor to suicidal woman: “Do it and you’ll go to hell.”


Jesus was hardly Mr. Turn That Frown Upside Down. [Read more...]

She has no sex drive. Is it immoral to allow her husband to sleep with his ex?


Is it immoral for a woman without a sex drive to allow her husband to have sexual relationships with his ex? [Read more...]

When your parents love who they want you to be more than who you really are


Sometimes all it takes is a kind word or two. [Read more...]

When Bad Christians Happen to Christians in Love with Non-Christians


Ah, young love. Even awful Christians can’t stop it. [Read more...]

“It was terrifying for a young girl just beginning to realize that she was a lesbian.”

Woman looking at doorway in large book

From hatred, hope. [Read more...]

The tragedy of Christian fundamentalism strikes again


His sister became a toxic fundamentalist Christian. Now what? [Read more...]

See ya’ next year (and a few quick answers)

Hi, guys. So, in order to fully concentrate on the novel I’m writing, I’m going to stop blogging for the month of December. I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful holiday season. See ya’ next year! Before cutting out, a few quick responses to writers-in requesting my counsel: To the 17-year-old Christian [Read More...]

Freaky Friday

The other day a friend of mine instant-messaged me, “How come you never publish any happy letters?” “Well, for one, I rarely get any.” As I was typing that reply I got an email alert. Waiting in my inbox was this letter: Dear John Shore, Since finding your blog/website last week, I have read many of your [Read More...]