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ADVICE COLUMN

Question:
I badly want a lover, but despite repeated attempts, I can't seem to make a special relationship work for long. Why do LGBT relationships appear to often meet with early death?

Answer:
Many LGBT relationships do last, often for a lifetime. Those couples who endure often maintain a low profile, even in relation to the gay community. Because we seldom see or hear from them, we mistakenly assume they do not exist.

Of course, many of our relationships end more quickly. But I would remind you that the heterosexual record is not especially to be envied. One in three marriages terminates in divorce. Many heterosexual couples break engagements and "steady" arrangements. My point is simply that we should not be more critical of gay relationships than a factual comparison with heterosexuals warrants.

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Church Relations

The annual LGBT TaskForce Creating Change Conference was held in Washington, DC from January 24 to 28. It is the largest gathering of our community in the United States each year.

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DON’T GIVE UP

ABSTINENCE WITH SUPPORT —Dr. Richard Hamilton

Personal behavior occurring day after day usually fills a need. Being finite, our life on earth requires planning the use of our energy wisely. An underlying theme is the development of our love for God and all that He represents.

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STAND UP - STAND PROUD

Leadership Team Host Live Facebook Chat

At the conclusion of their annual Spring Board Meeting, SDA Kinship’s leadership team hosted a Facebook Live chat with members.

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Journey - Chapter 16

 
The Day After
by Jerry McKay

After years of suppressing relationship longings, fearing and over-analyzing every thought and feeling, my world seemed different the day after reading the Ministry magazine interview; even the sunlight was different. Naming my experience instantly altered my perception of the world and divided it into before and after. While most prior themes remained and/or evolved, new themes emerged. Overnight, I became preoccupied with changing my orientation.

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Journey - Chapter 15


The Year of Before and After, Part II 
BY JERRY MCKAY

It was midnight when I finished reading the Ministry interview and headed home. The familiar residential streets of Tokyo seemed different that night. My trance-like walk home was broken once by a brief exchange with a passing policeman whom I knew. I remember this odd detail because his greeting jolted me back into the present. Although my head was filled with the hope of healing from homosexuality, when I saw him I was once again aware of how attractive I found him.

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Journey - Chapter 14


The Year of Before and After, Part I 
BY JERRY MCKAY

As my graduation approached, I should have been contacting conferences in Canada for a pastoral internship position. I was not. Instead, I returned to Japan, the only place I felt I could serve God and avoid the stress my yet unacknowledged orientation was creating. While my return was an acceptable option, it did not come from a place of strength. Distress was a common private component of my life. However, this trip to Japan would be unlike any other. Halfway through my two-year term, a life-defining moment occurred.

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Journey - Chapter 13

By Jerry McKay
PUblished November 2016 in Connection

Despite everything that was going on internally, I made wary attempts at dating. My very confused state of mind affected everyone around me including Donna who continued to hold out hope for a relationship. But her hope was constantly frustrated. I was all over the map when it came to Donna and other female friends. A seemingly insignificant event could ignite my fight or flight response.

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Journey - Chapter 12


Finished with Colleg but Not My Orientation
By Jerry McKay

Published September 2016  in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 11

By Jerry McKay

Published July 2016 in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 10

By Jerry McKay

Published June 2016 in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 9

Back in Canada and Alberta Bound
By Jerry McKay

Published April/May 2016 in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 8

Awareness of My Orientation
By Jerry McKay

Published February 2016 in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 7


Missionary to Japan
By Jerry McKay

Published January 2016 in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 6

By Jerry McKay

Published November/December 2015 in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 5


Sources of Distress
Jerry McKay

Published October 2015 in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 4


Awareness of Orientation during High School
BY JERRY MCKAY

Published September 2015 

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Journey - Chapter 3


High School Years at Kingsway
By Jerry McKay

Published August 2015 in Connection           

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Journey - Chapter 2



— School
By Jerry McKay

Published June/July 2015 in Connection

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Journey - Chapter 1

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