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How a Popcorn Kernel Nearly Cost 41-Year-Old Adam Martin His Life

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This Hospital Dance Party Between a Baby Cardiac Patient and His Amazing Pediatric Tech Will Melt Your Heart

Prepare to be moved by the incredible story of Blake Sheffer, a baby cardiac patient, and his dedicated pediatric technician who dance together daily in the hospital. Their joyous dance parties bring hope, laughter, and resilience to Blake's recovery journey.

Tinder Couple Who Exchanged Messages for 3 Years Finally Meets on ‘Good Morning America’

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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.

How a Popcorn Kernel Nearly Cost 41-Year-Old Adam Martin His Life

Discover the harrowing story of Adam Martin, a 41-year-old firefighter, whose life-threatening infection from a popcorn kernel stuck in his tooth led to open-heart surgery. Learn about the importance of dental health and timely medical care.

This Hospital Dance Party Between a Baby Cardiac Patient and His Amazing Pediatric Tech Will Melt Your Heart

Prepare to be moved by the incredible story of Blake Sheffer, a baby cardiac patient, and his dedicated pediatric technician who dance together daily in the hospital. Their joyous dance parties bring hope, laughter, and resilience to Blake's recovery journey.

Tinder Couple Who Exchanged Messages for 3 Years Finally Meets on ‘Good Morning America’

Discover the heartwarming story of Josh Avsec and Michelle Arendas, a Tinder couple whose three-year-long message exchange went viral, leading to their first meeting on 'Good Morning America.'