I’ve written a few times in recent commentaries about how people are victimized by the lie that we are slaves to our feelings. This is particularly true of those struggling with sexuality. The loudest cultural messages are that change is impossible, their orientation dictates their behavior choices, and that they are what they feel. It’s a prison, folks -- and many want to escape.
That’s why I am such a fan of the work of Exodus International. Some call them controversial, but as Alan Chambers wrote in a blog recently, it was his first attendance at an Exodus International Freedom Conference that allowed him to see a way out from his struggle with same sex attraction. Ironically, the way out came because he began to see his sexual struggles as connected to other relational dysfunctions that needed to be addressed too. In other words, he was far more than his feelings.
In Alan’s words, that day was the opening of a prison cell that had been locked for years. Alan is now the president of Exodus, and you can find a link to his story at thePointRadio.org. I’m John Stonestreet.