LGBT+ people have had to face the opinion that we are somehow broken, in need of fixing.
This extends into all areas of life, especially when religion is concerned.
We are taught that we are inherently sinful; that the mind is deceitful and can’t be trusted; that we must work out our salvation in fear and trembling, and countless other demeaning statements that undermine our entire sense of value, self worth or self love; which completely disempowers us on every level.
We are “snookered”, because you can’t change core sexuality and gender, and yet we are supposed to become “normal” through the grace of god and the work of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit.
But the premise underneath it all is that we are broken.
We are NOT broken.
We don’t need fixing.
We don’t need to “fit in”.
But this is far more than just being LGBT+ — it’s about our core being. The entire concept that says we are all sinners struggling to become “saints” is a lie!
We are born perfect, we spend the rest of our lives un-learning this.
It’s time for a radical paradigm shift in mental health. We need far better ways to address our trauma, our self image, our ability to conform.
YOU ARE NOT BROKEN!
[I’ll shortly be offering a range of services that directly address this as a way of providing a radical approach to mental health issues, especially for those from religious backgrounds]