When it comes to the topic of homosexuality, one age old debate is over the cause being nature or nurture. The temptation here can be to look toward those involved in a child’s upbringing to cast blame. But we all must remember that NO ONE IS PERFECT and we all are living in a world ravaged by sin. Because of this, we ALL bear wounds and insecurities of having not received perfect love. The outworking of this is present in each person and will look different for each person as well.
Sexuality is just one area that can get effected as a result. We all experience desires inside and out of our sexuality that are contrary to God’s intentions. “All of us have a distorted sexuality…all of us need God to heal those wounds. He is the only one able to offer this perfect, unconditional love. Some wounds are deeper than others, but God is willing and able to address them all” (Walking With Gay Friends by Alex Tylee).
“He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds” Psalm 147:3
To walk out healing and holiness, we ALL need much grace, love, and compassion. It’s a journey that we all must walk to follow the gospel and Christ. Healing though must not be viewed to imply marriage as the needed solution for all. There are times still within the Church that I feel the pressure and pain when this view is pushed on to me. Because realistically, one can’t expect marriage to diminish loneliness, selfishness, or sin entirely. Scripture does equally display a blessing for those married and those single. The Church does have a lot of courses, support, and focus toward marriages…but what about the same for long-term single people? I think this is something that we all need more understanding into and the biblical viewpoint that we ALL are called family. So regardless of married or single, we all need one another because we ALL make up one Body. At the end of the day, this is what we can know for sure concerning “all”
…being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all. Colossians 3:10-11