Growing up as the child of Vietnamese refugees, Jonathan faced struggles with identity, shame, and belonging. In this conversation, he opens up about his journey of same-sex attraction as a Christian and how his faith in Jesus has been both a battle and a gift. He shares his experience of discovering that God's grace is big enough to hold our doubts and fears, even in our darkest moments.
Throughout the episode, we explore the importance of creating a safe space for those wrestling with their faith and how the church can provide courage and support. From his first exposure to pornography to his experience with suicidal thoughts, Jonathan's story is a testament to the power of Jesus' grace and the significance of finding a community that will hold a safe space for us and battle alongside us.
So, tune in and be encouraged in your own journey of sanctification as we reflect on how God's love moves towards us even when we aren’t looking for Him.
(00:07) - Intro to Jonathan
(09:32) - Finding Jesus Far from Home
(20:11) - Navigating Faith and Struggles in Life
(32:01) - Sanctification and Same-Sex Attraction
(39:50) - Creating Safe Space
(44:57) - Finding Grace and Community
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