Bisexuality and the Western Christian Church pp Cite as. This chapter focuses exclusively on mental health. It begins with a survey of recent surveys into the mental health of bisexual people or LGBT Christians, whilst noting that there currently exist no bespoke large-scale studies of the health of bisexual Christians as a distinct intersectional identity. Pastor and educators of bisexual people interviewed for this study then provide their views on why depressive illnesses are so prevalent among those they support, covering issues such as shame, isolation, biphobia, minority stress, lack of perceived identity legitimacy, self-harming and suicidality. The effects of all these stressors on actual bisexual Christians themselves are then documented, taken from interviews with bisexual participants. Positive aspects of being bisexual were also documented, though admittedly these were greatly outweighed by the perceived negative effects.
My Life as a Bisexual Christian: Sommers, Jaime: jontigert.com: Books
When I first came out as bisexual, I had no idea how to be both bisexual and Christian at the same time. I had a vague notion of how some lesbian and gay Christians had reconciled their sexuality and their faith, but their stories never completely spoke to mine. How could a lesbian or gay Christian discuss the decision to come out as bi and open themselves to censure despite being in or pursuing only seemingly straight relationships? How could their stories answer my questions about whether or not being attracted to more than one gender was inherently incompatible with being a Christian? In the three years since I first came out, I have been exposed to a lot more lesbian and gay Christian stories; but I still find it difficult to discover bisexual Christian ones. While there are many solid generic bisexual resources online and a good number of LG-focused Christian ones, the resources for bisexual Christians are limited.
My major goal in life is to be as much like Christ as I can be. I am struggling with the people around me. My family, in particular, thinks that all gay people are going to hell.
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