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May 27, 2014
Dancing cheek to cheek to cheek?
Dear John, As I read through your interview with a polyamorous woman (1 Man, 2...
May 02, 2014
My mom died late last night; I fear she is now in hell
This just came into my inbox. I know I don't have to say this, but...
May 01, 2014
To be young, gay, Christian, and afraid
That people want the Bible to say that being gay is a sin tells you...
April 27, 2014
A gay ex-Christian stumbles over God Talk
Why should you let what others have done to Jesus ruin what Jesus has done...
March 19, 2014
A “biblical” man attracted to transgender women
He's afraid of what might be true about him.
March 04, 2014
Forget “teaching.” Learn.
Is God asking you to teach someone, or to learn from them?
February 28, 2014
Having a gay son got them booted from their church. But look at them now!
Her gay teen son, once so happy, had become depressed, self-cutting, suicidal. And then she...
February 17, 2014
Woman having affair with her pastor’s wife: “I ended it.” Chalk up 3 more lives decimated by anti-gay “Christianity.”
How wonderful to be straight, and by that fact alone deserve God's favor! Meanwhile, year...
February 14, 2014
To a Christian lesbian rejecting her love
To reject love is to reject God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the very...
February 12, 2014
She’s having an affair with her pastor’s wife
A woman writes to ask advice on the affair she's having with her pastor's husband.
February 10, 2014
A fundamentalist closeted lesbian worried about her porn addiction
A closeted lesbian in a Christian fundamentalist church worries about her porn addiction and the...
January 21, 2014
When bad Christians happen to good women
Why is it that converting to Christianity turns so many people into dinks?
January 17, 2014
Drinking, random sex, and crying on Sunday nights
She parties too much, harms herself, and spends Sunday nights crying. But don't count her...
December 02, 2013
For the doubting Christian
A young Christian woman isn't feeling God with the conviction she'd like to. So she...
November 07, 2013
I’m Christian, gay, and too angry to even read the Bible anymore.
Got this in. My answer follows it: Dear John, I love your blog. I've been...
October 29, 2013
Pastors who re-victimize survivors of abuse
Got this letter in. If you're a Christian pastor who ever counsels women who have...
August 23, 2013
Is she a Christian yet?
Dear John, I came across your website a while ago and have been impressed and...
August 21, 2013
Sinfulness, fear, and the toxicity of faux-Christianity
Dear John: I was wondering how you deal with the concept of original sin. I...
July 29, 2013
She’s caring for their mother–and they’re angry about it
Got this in: Hello John, I don't know how I found your page, but I...
July 03, 2013
When you’re the rebound guy
Hey John, I recently read your article What Does a Woman Mean When She Says,...
June 25, 2013
Dear John: Will she be scared straight?
Yesterday I received from a young woman this letter: Dear John, My girlfriend and I...
June 18, 2013
It’s his choice: His mother or his fiancee
Got this in yesterday: Hi John, May I first of all just say how much...
June 06, 2013
Christians of a feather
Dear John, I have read your blog for ages. I was involved in charismatic and...
May 29, 2013
Christians in love with non-Christians (and their Christian “friends” who object)
I recently got in this letter: Hey John, I am a Christian young woman engaged...
May 26, 2013
Dealing with anti-Christianity in the LGBT community
I recently got in an email with the subject line, "Dealing with anti-Christianity in the...
May 02, 2013
So embarrassed at the gym two days ago I literally couldn’t move
I'm just now settling in to write John's Monthly Newsletter. If you don't know, I do...
April 23, 2013
Can a man act too effeminate?
Hi John, I'm an extremely effeminate (not to the point of transgenderism), homosexual man, and...
April 04, 2013
Belief in Jesus brings her mainly self-condemnation and stress
Dear John! I've been reading some of your texts, searching for information and help, but...
April 02, 2013
The other day I got in this email, with the subject line Christian Polyamory? Hi...
March 07, 2013
A Christianity to make Satan proud
Here's a letter I just got in: I was raised Independent Fundamental Baptist; my family...
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