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Why Do We Celebrate Anxiety?

We make funny memes about how the Holiday Season has us freaking out, and we laugh and laugh. Meanwhile our hearts are hurting. We end up on the other side of January wondering where the joy went, why it can’t be like it was when we were a child.

“God’s Timing Is Always Perfect”: NFL Player Carson Wentz On New Baby and New Contract

After signing a new contract with the Los Angeles Rams earlier in the week, Carson Wentz and wife Madison welcomed their third baby girl, Hayes Emersyn, on Friday November 10th.

Travis Kelce Wows Moms By Understanding Their “Mental Load”

Two-time Super Bowl champ and Kansas City Chiefs all-time leading receiver Travis Kelce, also known as Taylor Swift's boyfriend, is wowing women - specifically moms - for a new reason this week.

Gay Teen Kills Himself After He’s “Damned to Hell.” What’s Worse?—The Church Could’ve Stopped Him

Eric was a good kid. He was raised in a Christian home, but he always felt a little different than the rest. As is too often the case, his family and peers turned on him when he came out as gay.

They called him “faggot” instead of “Eric.” It became his identity and dehumanized him. As though being a homosexual makes you any less worthy of love, his parents called him “disgusting,” “unnatural” and “perverted.” They told him he was “damned to hell” and practically disowned him as a son.

Eric tried to maintain a positive attitude and even reached out to support other teens struggling with homosexuality, encouraging them to hang in there because “it gets better.”

Just a month later, Eric killed himself.

While this may only be one case, it’s a tragic story that’s been told way too many times. It seems that the topic of how the church handles homosexuality has been dissected so much that we often forget the humans involved. Have we forgotten the marginalized outcasts, the sinners, whom Jesus called his friends?

Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.

Why Do We Celebrate Anxiety?

We make funny memes about how the Holiday Season has us freaking out, and we laugh and laugh. Meanwhile our hearts are hurting. We end up on the other side of January wondering where the joy went, why it can’t be like it was when we were a child.

“God’s Timing Is Always Perfect”: NFL Player Carson Wentz On New Baby and New Contract

After signing a new contract with the Los Angeles Rams earlier in the week, Carson Wentz and wife Madison welcomed their third baby girl, Hayes Emersyn, on Friday November 10th.

Travis Kelce Wows Moms By Understanding Their “Mental Load”

Two-time Super Bowl champ and Kansas City Chiefs all-time leading receiver Travis Kelce, also known as Taylor Swift's boyfriend, is wowing women - specifically moms - for a new reason this week.