An important reason for legalizing gay marriage can be found in the nature of marriage itself. Why is the “next of kin” the spouse when we have a stronger biological relationship with parents or children? While many believe that gay relationship issues are very different than straight relationship issues, this is false. Being openly gay can be difficult, especially when gay men or women can lose their family over their decision to come out.
Being gay does not mean two individuals cannot have the desire to have children or the opportunity to have children.
Ashley RobertsonLong Beach Relationship Advice ExaminerAshley Robertson received her BA and MA in Psychology and Counseling Psychology from Washington State University and the American School of Psychology. As the Super Bowl ends, getting relationships back on track beginsSince preseason started in 2015 there were teams playing their hearts out trying to be the ones who would be playing in Super Bowl 50. Has it ever occurred to you that not everything you think is true?I hope you will be kind enough to yourself to do additional study instead of assuming, without any facts to support your assumption, that what you believe the Bible says about homosexuality is true.The Romans 1 passage you referenced, in context, has absolutely nothing to do with two men or two women falling in love and serving God together.What is the meaning of Romans 1? I understand where everyone is coming from, however this world doesn't understand what God really is. God loves everyone and no one in this world should judge anyone, those who do judge are the sinners and let god forgive you and bless you if we gay people are sinners only god can judge us on judgment day! Which part of the scripture shows that God is talking about prostitutes?Rick's comment: That information is on this page, with many links to additional information.
I came across your site like a week ago and I have been trobled in mty mind and spirit because I became uncertain as to if what you say is true or what I have heard all my life is the right thing.
I came to this website looking for answers to help counsel a young lady who loves God and wants to do the right thing. I've read all the scriptures over and over and yet still come to the same conclusion that it's wrong to be involved in a same sex relationship.
I know God loves all of His children and my bestie is a lesbian and I've always supported No H8! I am a christan and go to an arts school and there are Plenty of openly Gay rather flamboyant people.
I have been born and raised under a pew, and my whole life I thought I would grow up and get married and have kids, and do the Christian side of normal. Whether or not your gay or straight it doesn't matter God does say that one should not lay with a man in Romans.
What the NIV refers to in 1 Cor 6:9 supposedly as "homosexual offenders" and later in 1 Tim. The question we should ask is does gay relationship go against the word of ?Rick's comment: Isn't that what many of our low information commenters do? One of the developmental tasks of all adolescents is to establish productive relationships with their peer group and to understand and manage their sexuality. Some boys chose to distance themselves completely from dating, while others chose to date their female peers to more easily “fit in” and be accepted.
Fortunately, today’s generation of gay youth are experiencing slightly more liberal attitudes and acceptance from their peer group about being gay, but there’s still a long way to go.
What follows is a tips list of things for gay men to keep in mind as they go about meeting other men in pursuit of their Mr. Brian Rzepczynski holds a master's degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University and is also a Certified Personal Life Coach through The Coach Training Alliance. Welcome to GAYTWOGETHER, a unique gay site where you'll find relevant news, interesting articles, great pictures and cool stuff for and about gay relationships. My Personal Diary About A New Life With The Love Of My Life, After An 18 Year Nightmare Relationship. GAYTWOGETHER disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, operability, or availability of information or material displayed on this site and does not claim credit for any images or articles featured on this site, unless otherwise noted. Homosexual couples, whose love and intimacy are no less valuable or significant have been unjustly denied the ability form a kinship bond with one another and this puts their relationships at a disadvantage. Gay men and women experience many of the same issues in couple relationships that straight couples do.
In a gay relationship, there are more obstacles, such as whether or not they can legally marry.
For example, it is well known that the Bible sees homosexuality as a "sin." Some gay individuals struggle with religion and their sexual orientation.
Gay parents have to fight an uphill battle against prejudice and stereotypes merely to have children or have a family of their own. Getting saved is about repenting of our sins and trusting Jesus Christ alone for salvation. Cowards like you who rip verses out of context to condemn AND do not have the courage to put your name with your hateful Comments are just too funny. Everyone knows right from wrong, but it don't gives us the right to judge no one that's gods part. Genesis 2:18 tells us that God looked upon Adam before he fell into sin, before sin entered the world. I am cool with gay people but I don't understand why we label people as gay because of a feeling or attraction or who you have sex with. If homosexuality is a sin and sins send us to Hell -- then Heaven will surely be empty considering everyone has sinned in their lives and will continue to do so no matter how many times they repent. God made you in HIS image if he made you that way it means that all lives have purpose to serve THEIR own purpose what you say and do cannot change how they feel or what they want.
And yet, when we answer them with scripture in context and rightly divided, 2 Timothy 2:15, they ignore our answers. Dating provides fertile training ground for these teens for learning about themselves and how to establish and maintain healthy intimate relationships as they continue to mature and grow. For some, there was no other choice for them but to date girls, while for others it was an attempt to extinguish their feelings they had for males. As a result, many gay men as adults remain perplexed and confused about how to date other men.
Examine your relationship history and determine what behaviors worked for you and which ones didn’t. Don’t stay in a dating relationship that’s not working just for the sake of staving off loneliness or fearing hurting the other’s feelings. He launched his private coaching practice, The Gay Love Coach, in 2003 and works with gay men, both singles and couples, toward developing skills for improving their dating lives and relationships.
Whether you’re "living together" or "dating", "not quite sure yet" or "in a long term relationship", it's all about romance, love and being GAYTWOGETHER. This, more than the legal rights which come with marriage, is why gays demand and deserve marriage equality. The relationship with a spouse is a chosen: you can’t choose your parents or siblings, but you do choose your spouse.
However, there are some unique issues that gay men and women might have to deal with including discrimination, being openly gay, marriage (and the right to marry), spirituality, and children. In addition, our government has not recognized gay individuals or couples people with rights or civil liberties such as marriage or even insurance. Also, if a couple travels to a state where gay marriage is legalized, they return home to have none of these rights granted.
When in a religious relationship, being together can consistently be seen as a label of sin. Our government and society has not recognized gay individuals or couples as equal rights' citizens.
There is so much hatred and false teaching on the rest of the web already that I rarely allow goofy comments like yours to go live.
He is there with us everywhere we go, he can read our thoughts, he can mold our future's however God's love is unconditional. The biggest problem with Christians today is that they treat homosexuality as if it is a bigger sin than adultery, fornication, stealing, lying, etc. I did not come from a monkey either.Its not hate speach it is fact where to you think our laws came from thou shall not steal thou shall not murder, from our creator. They rip verses out of context and insist the out of context verses apply to gays and lesbians when the verses in context definitely do NOT apply to gays and lesbians.Our job is to educate everyone we can so that young gays know the truth, that God loves them, Jesus died to save them from their sins AND they can be both gay and Christian disciples of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Where does it say that a male and another male can't be in a relationship because they are the same sex.
It's ashame to see most of you on here only focusing on homosexuality when you not sitting in the same boat like them.

While I found some great information, I also found so much justification of the lifestyle by people that are Christians!
Of this sinless man in an unfallen world, God said: "It is not good that the man should be alone.
I haven't had any luck the truth is I have been more attracted to women and I worked hard to push it away, pray it away and beg God to take it away. Also if God is supposed to love everyone equally doesn't that mean he loves homosexuals just as much as heterosexuals.
Due to growing up in a homophobic society, most gay men as teenagers had to keep their sexualities hidden for fear of social backlash and further damage to their already shaky self-images. Without training, education, and support, many gay men are forced to “wing it” as they mingle and mate with other men, leaving many of them unsatisfied with their dating experiences and wondering if they’ll ever find a loving partner to settle down with. Add your own to the list and keep it handy as a quick-reference guide as you embark upon your dating adventures to promote greater success in your romantic life. Creating a full life puts you in charge of your own happiness and puts less emphasis and dependency on finding a relationship to make you whole. Identify the obstacles that prevent you from engaging in the kinds of relationships that you want.
While that “chemical spark” is important, a person’s enduring qualities are what really help to lay the foundation for potential long-term relationship success. One of the biggest relationship “sabotagers” is not being able to be fully present, being distracted by other needs or issues, and having other priorities that compete with the relationship. This only robs both of you of precious time that could be better served improving your quality of life in new directions. A turn-down for a date has nothing to do with you as a person; it has everything to do with the other person’s projections and needs. Typically sexual release is the primary aim of such encounters, which can confuse and disillusion you to the type of men available, believing that gay men only want sex and nothing more significant or with depth.
Artificial insemination, surrogacy, overseas adoptions, and artificial insemination procedures are all options. These many facets of problems specific to gay men and women will be addressed in this article series. Is being a good person the way to get saved?Some people think that God sends all gays and lesbians to hell. I do believe in God's laws, but we as humans were never able to fulfill God's laws because we are ALL sinners (all have fallen short).
If one wants to stop being gay all one has to due is come to Jesus Chirst God come in the flesh Rick's comment: Dear heart, I am SO glad you got saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. If you KNOW being a lesbian is not right in God's eyes, then you must have a scriptural basis for knowing that. I will make him an help meet (fitting) for him."Rick, when God created a "partner" for Adam, he created Eve, not Steve. Is it worse than our lying and disobedience EVERYONE commits everyday and if you think that your not one of those people (Like Westboro Baptist Church) You will probably be going to hell.
Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor theives, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.
Gay people aren't condemned to hell rather it's do with whether you believe in Jesus, and I don't think becoming a Christian changes your sexual orientation, or that would have happened to me :P!
Having a clear vision and purpose will help to keep you centered and grounded on your quest.
Determine if you are “dateable” and develop goals to accomplish true relationship readiness. Family and friends provide a much needed source of connection, love, and fun that can truly enhance your life as a single gay man.
Put yourself in situations where you are more likely to meet men with similar goals and if you choose to “play along the way,” always practice responsible safe sex. There is nothing about the relationships of straight couples which makes them more worthy of the legal, social, and moral obligations traditionally structured as marriage. Some couples have to pick up their lives and move to keep their legal relationship status, which is something a straight individual rarely has to think of just to be married. It can be difficult to manage families, culture, and religion when two individuals combine these strong aspects of their lives. Is it true that I will go to hell because I am a lesbian and how can I know for sure?Actually God has a lot more grace toward gays and lesbians than some Christians give Him credit for.
I am also happy in knowing that I can repent and I have repented and God has forgiven me so why can't you all do the same?Who gave christian the authority to judge and condemn? Thankfully and joyfully we have Jesus Christ who came to fulfill the law so that all who believe in Him shall not perish. Britain "Dark Ages" all people desired was money and wealth,the majority of people were all dedicated to God.How could monarchs or even the churches make money? I am a Lesbian, in a relationship and I Love God, and Thank him everyday for his blessings and mercy. Jesus saves, I know that to be true, but I don't believe that the things that the bible says are sin, we should justify. I think being gay isn't who you are, it's how you feel and of course feelings can be wrong right. The scary part is I have this amazing best friend who I love dearly, and I tried to tell myself multiple times that I love her like a sister.
Strangely enough, they don't apply that silly reasoning to their own lives and their own sins.I do not believe it is sin for two men or two women to be in committed relationship with each other.
God made everyone equal with equal choices and since God created Homosexuality why would he not endorse it? By developing yourself, those internal feelings of zest and fulfillment will show on the outside as well. Kinship is thus an amorphous product of other institutions which help people structure their relationships with one another. God saves gay men and lesbians and leads some men to partner together and some lesbians to partner together, just like He saves heteros.If you're a gay Christian does God still love you?
It is by God's spirit in us that we have our minds renewed and change to be more and more like Christ.
I just want to know the exact passage as to where is states that being Homosexual is a Sin. I've have the urge to lie, cheat, steal, overeat, backbite, commit adultery, blaspheme God, be jealous and I could go on. Remember, the context of the verses must be a loving same sex relationship, not temple prostitutes and not temple prostitution.
It's not a sin to feel attracted to the opposite sex, but I believe it's a sin to have a gay relationship. I believe your idea is wrong, that there are many more lesbians now and that's why you're having difficulty finding a wife.
God loves everyone and with Jesus you wont go to hell but you can't really ignore a plain bible verse about gay sex either.
How is that worse than any other sins we commit all sins are equal in God's eyes and if you repent he sends them as far as the East is from the West.
But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of our Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God."We know that Jesus loves sinners (which we all are) but He hates the sin. I also agree that Romans 1 and other bits like people committing sodomy in Genisis are quoted out of context.
The importance of kinship as a means for structuring relationships and behavior is demonstrated by the many formal and informal systems for establishing pseudo-kinship between people who have no biological relationship and for whom there are no means for creating traditional kinship ties.
To have the blessing of God in your life requires an honest heart, honesty before God and with each other and a sincere desire to obey God. But by bashing this man and his beliefs you are just as bad as the sin you claim he is committing. I believe that homosexuality is not God's plan or God's best for his people, but if any man believe in Jesus and sincerely accept him into your heart, HE (JESUS) will change you and make all things new.
In the beginning God's plan was to populate the earth which is why he wanted man and a woman in that time period. God is a God of order and when he created us He gave us the model for what He wanted a family to be. I encourage you to read and study before you condemn your gay brothers and lesbian sisters in Christ. Also, for those of you with judgmental and crucial comments, I wonder how God will forgive you for passing judgement, when in fact he is thee only one whom has the right to do such.

Will you continue in ignorance or will you memorize and obey 2 Timothy 2:15 and start rightly dividing the word of truth?God knows your heart. Jacynda continues: And I also know it is not a easy thing at all, because my heart is telling me something else and they are both two strong parts of me. So carry on you Gays and Lesbians if you ever come to my church you have my full support!Rick's comment: Where are you getting the idea that "God does clearly state that gay sex is wrong?" Can you cite any verse of scripture which, in context, says that? A biblical scholar when a word is unknown, looks for similar greek words to find a possible meaning. In the city of San Francisco, GLBTs comprise about 12% of the population because many GLBTs from other places made a choice to move to beautiful San Francisco.I encourage you to do more reading and to get to know gays and lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people. It's like me looking at a rapist and saying that's a heterosexual.But where I'm stuck is to say a gay relationship is ok. Yes, we all faulter at times but you cannot call yourself a Christian and deliberatly ignore parts you don't want to obey.If you want to live in sin, that's your choice but pretending to be Christian at the same time is just rediculous.
That is why God will save everyone who asks Him for salvation.The Links on this page provide helpful answers to your thoughtful question. In any case no other person has the power to judge another person because their secret sins could be fare worst than being Gay.Rick's comment: Are Christians supposed to judge? For a person to have desires and feelings for the opposite sex is not wrong but to act on it is sin.
I love the Lord with all my heart and I rather cry myself to sleep every night knowing that I am trying to be on the right page with God, than to fully give in to my sinful nature. Boswell concludes Paul writing in Koine Greek, took a word from Attic Greek combined with a word from Old Testament Greek to mean the active male prostitute. It will do your heart good and as you expand your intellectual horizons, you will become a Christian more in tune with the heart of God. I pray for each one that has the desire to be a Christian but is so confused about their identity as to be what you call gay. Allow the Holy Spirit to light the way to greater and greater freedom from sin, and walk in love as we were commanded. God is looking down on all of us who call themselves Christians when you as Christians are the main one turning your back on His children's.
May God bless you and guide you, ShawnRick's comment: Shawn, your ignorance of the Bible, combined with your arrogant belief that you are right, without ANY verse of scripture in context, to back up your belief, is typical of so many anti-gay Christians.
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Perhaps he wanted us to reach him or perhaps god knows we cannot take the responsibility of being straight.
Will you study and rightly divide the word of truth (which basically means interpreting scripture in context) or will you continue to push your opinion while refusing to study the Bible in context?
And I'll have a look at the context.And just to final off I think even if it was a sin to be in a same-sex relationship or marriage, those involved wouldn't go to hell if they had faith and thanksgiving. Truth is presented on this website, on the gay issue and you could read it if you wanted to.
I hope you will read these two pages and trust Jesus as your Savior from hell today.How to get saved.Jesus on hell - what did Jesus teach?
Homosexuality just like any other sin begins in the mind; there are images and voices that invade your mind before you commit the act. It is as sinful to keep doing something God never told you to do, under the mistaken assumption that your attempts please God, as it is to keep doing something God told you not to do. I am coming to turn with the fact that I may actually be in love with my best friend and it tortures me because my family wouldnt understand. Many children and teens are already in our homes dealing with these thoughts and emotions but because of the way Christians are handling the issue of homosexuality they don't feel free to open up to their parents about it. Instead, thank God, I at some point recognized and repented of my sin and receive forgiveness daily because I still have urges in many of those areas and at times do succumb. My church wouldn't understand, I don't even know if my friends or she herself would understand. Remember "porneia" in the same verse that has been mistranslated fornication but was really female temple prostitutes?
There is nothing in the Bible which indicates that God requires gays and lesbians to be celibate and lonely for life.
Exodus International admits that 99.9% of their clients do NOT experience change in their sexual orientation or their same sex attractions. Another thing that bothers me is that you are encouraging others who practice your lifestyle (the lifestyle you CHOOSE to live, not the lifestyle that chose you).
I love God dearly which is why I haven't wanted to accept this for myself so I don't like it when others are put down because of who they love and who makes them happy.
I encourage you to do a lot more reading and study, starting with my website so that you can move beyond the internalized homophobia you're struggling with. Allan Chambers, President of Exodus, admits that even though he is heterosexually married, he still wrestles with same sex attraction.If change was possible, wouldn't gays who change and get heterosexually married, experience opposite sex attraction instead of same sex attraction? Homosexual Christians encouraging other homosexual Christians is no different than atheists encouraging other atheists.
We have to ask the Holy spirit to guide us in his righteousness and not lean onto our own understanding.
How many heterosexual men in your church - pastors, elders, deacons, Sunday School teachers - are going to hell based on 1 Cor 6:9 and based on what Jesus said, hmmmm? When you take verses out of context and live as if the out of context verse means something it did not mean in context, you embrace false beliefs.
We all have salvation thru Jesus Christ available as a free gift IF we accept Jesus as our Savior from sin and from hell, there is still hope for all of us. The mistranslation owes in part to the already prevalent prejudice against gays present during preparation of this version of the Bible.
Change doesn't happen for innate gays and lesbians because God does not intend for us to change. It also illustrates a common misconception which is held by many people even today, namely the stereotype that all gay men are "effeminate" or feminine in their actions or appearance.
Don't you think that people who feel this way already know what rejection they are going to face? There is not a verse which says gay relationships are okay just as there is not a verse which says it's okay to drive a car. I will make him an help meet (fitting) for him."If it was not good for sinless Adam in an unfallen world to be alone, how much more is it NOT GOOD for gays and lesbians to be alone and celibate today?
In the culture in which he wrote the word malakoi, those who engaged in homosexual acts were not considered to be of questionable manhood.
Instead, Paul coined a new word, arsenokoitai, which described temple prostitutes, not gay men and not lesbians.
HE'S A FORGIVEN GOD and if i'm a lesbian who attend church and read the Bible then no man can tell me what God don't like cause i'm a lesbian. The group possessed an incredible esprit de corps and could boast of many victories.Hope you enjoyed the history lesson. All you need is a few verses lost in translation and a population of people who are scared of what they don't understand and there you have the smoking gun.
Please don't brand me as a bad person because I claim Jesus and the possibility of loving someone I only ever intended to be friends with. I am pretty sure a God who dines with prostitutes and forgives murders is not going to condemn anyone over homosexuality. But just because I may choose to hide my happiness forever doesn't mean those that don't should be put down with legalistic opinions.
Be kind to those that you don't understand because you don't know what they have been through. Be strong in your love and know that I believe with all my heart Christ died for you like he died for the pastor and the ministers and he would do it again.
It says in the Bible "come as you are." again the bible didn't state get right with the church and then come, he wants us as we are.

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