Being bisexual is a blessing in my life.
Actually, let me pause there for a moment. It’s not lost on me that even my ability to begin a blog post with those words is a profound blessing because, truthfully, it hasn’t always been the case. A few years ago, I likely would’ve named it as a “burden” instead; more on that in a bit. But now, in recognition of Bisexual Visibility Day in the year of our Lord 2023, I’m able to celebrate my bi identity for the blessing it is – personally, vocationally, and spiritually.
For the past several years I’ve been on a journey that ultimately led to a more expansive, more compassionate understanding of myself as the person God knit me together to be… including my sexual orientation. I am both happier and healthier as a result. Please hear me say: even if that were to be the only outcome of the journey it would have been enough. I feel great happiness in the freedom to be authentically me. What a joy, then, to discover that all the difficult work during those years of self-discovery has also led me to a more expansive, more compassionate understanding of the world around me, too.
Here are just some of the many lessons I’ve learned:
I wrote this blog post in celebration of Bisexual Visibility Day 2023, in support of the incredible ministries of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, for which I serve on the board.
[Click Here] to read the rest of the post over on the Covenant Network of Presbyterians website, and then, while you're there, take a look at some of what we're up to as an organization!
I'm a husband, father, news junkie, theatre lover, enneagram enthusiast, bi advocate, amateur foodie, wannabe barista, and an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
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