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WELCOME - WEBSITE BACKGROUND AND HISTORY, WHAT IS REALLY IS AND IS NOT
(Website Background - What It Is Not; Its Beginnings, and History, etc.)

INTRODUCTION - WEBSITE PURPOSE, HOW IT CAN HELP YOU
(Website Purpose - What It Is; How It Can Help, etc.)

WEBSITE ARTICLES - BRIEF EXCERPTS AND OVERVIEWS
(Overview of the Website - Brief Description of Each Website Article With Excerpts)

A PAGE FOR STRAIGHT PEOPLE - HELPING YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT BEING GAY OR LESBIAN REALLY IS AND WHAT IT MEANS
(How to Understand Gays and Lesbians, and Gay Christians; Stereotypes and Misunderstandings; Just What Is a Gay Christian; Silly False Fears; Our Common Goals and Bonds, etc.)

THE CAUSE OF HOMOSEXUALITY - POKING FUN AT THE MYTHS ABOUT BEING GAY OR LESBIAN
(What Makes Someone Gay or Lesbian; Theories and Causes Explored; The Real Cause Finally Revealed)

HOW YOU CAN BE A GAY CHRISTIAN - DESPITE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD OTHERWISE
(Despite What You've Been Told Otherwise - Scripture Study Without Debate: The Compatibility of Sexuality with Christian Ethics and the Christian Lifestyle; the Law of Christ, the Law of Love, etc.)

TRUE VERSES FALSE CHRISTIANITY - IDENTIFYING AND CHALLENGING BELIEF SYSTEMS THAT ARE NEGATIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE
(True Spirituality - Religion Verses Relationship, Grace Verses Law, Absolutism and Perfectionism Verses Normalness, etc.)

GOOD NEWS - AFFIRMING AND SUPPORTIVE SCRIPTURES FOR GAY CHRISTIANS
(Helpful Scriptures For Life Arranged By the Fruit of the Holy Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Self-Control, etc.)

HOW TO BE GAY! - DEVELOPING A POSITIVE AND HEALTHY SELF-ESTEEM - HOW TO AVOID AND OVERCOME DYSFUNCTIONS, ADDICTIONS, NEGATIVITY, POOR SELF-IMAGE, AND SELF-DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES
(Build Healthy Gay and Lesbian Self-Esteem and Adult Development - The Need for a Firm Life Foundation in Jesus Christ; Sources and Effects of Dysfunction; False Guilt And Shame; Stereotypes and Misinformation About Homosexuality; False Coping Skills; Destructive and Dysfunctional Behaviors; Sexual Compulsions; Positive Self Development; Positive Relationship Development; Coming Out; Beyond Coming Out; Creating Healthy Choices and Behaviors; Inner-Healing; Self-Love; Self-Image; Self-Actualization; Following Jesus; Christian Principles For Life, etc.)

WISDOM AND ADVICE ON VARIOUS TOPICS
(Wisdom And Advice On Various Topics: Is Being Gay Wrong?; Why Sodom Was Really Destroyed; The Role of Women, Cultural Stereotypes; Gay Stereotypes; Should I Come Out?; My Spouse Is Gay; Sex Outside of a Relationship; I'm a Battered Spouse; After a Relationship Ends; What If My Church Finds Out I Am Gay?; Does God Accept or Reject Me?; What About Pornography?; My Parent Is Gay; I Need Help Finding a Church; Is Masturbation OK?; The Role of Reproduction; I'm Gay and Married; Should I Leave My Church?; How to Understand Scriptures; Is Change Possible?; What Does Being Gay Mean?; A Religious Spouse Leaves; Being Abused in a Relationship; Defining Sexual Orientation; Accepting A Gay Or Lesbian Child, A Son Or Daughter, etc.)

LIVING THE GAY CHRISTIAN LIFE - HOW TO HANDLE LIFE - POSITIVE ATTITUDE, AFFIRMING ETHICS, HEALTHY SELF-RESPECT, POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS, EFFECTIVE SEXUAL ETHICS, AND MORE
(Articles on - Salvation; Baptisms; Sanctification; True Holiness; The Law of Christ, the Law of Love; Sin; Forgiveness; Communion; Sacraments; Prayer; Fasting; How to Study Scripture; Giving; Witnessing; Serving; Christian Ethics; Making Friends; Healthy and Positive Relationships; Christian Sexual Ethics; Following Jesus, etc.)

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GAY CHRISTIAN RELATIONSHIPS - POSITIVE CONNECTIONS WITH PEOPLE, FAMILY, CHURCH, AND FRIENDSHIPS, HEALTHY DATING AND RELATIONSHIPS
(Developing Healthy Relationships - What if You are Gay And Married; Making Friends; Dating; Finding Good, Positive, and Healthy Relationships; Following Jesus; Guidelines for Choosing a Church; How to Recognize a Good Church; Being Gay in the Christian World; Being Christian in the Gay World, Defining the Gay and Christian Worlds; Defining Yourself, etc.)

COMING OUT AS GAY OR LESBIAN - WHAT IT DOES AND DOES NOT MEAN, HOW AND WHEN TO DO IT AND NOT DO IT
(Coming Out Right - The Successful Coming Out Process; Defining Sexual Orientation; Misinformation About Sexual Orientation; The Consequences of Living in the Closet; Who You Are and Can Be; Coming Out Internally; Before Coming Out Externally; Coming Out Externally; Beyond Coming Out, etc.)

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE CEREMONY - SAMPLE TRADITIONAL CEREMONY ADAPTED FOR GAY AND LESBIAN RELATIONSHIPS
(Traditional Marriage Ceremony for Catholic or Protestant Christians; Format, Suggested Music, Scriptures, Text, etc.)

GAY CHRISTIAN ATHLETICS - DEVELOP NOT JUST YOUR MIND AND SPIRIT, BUT ALSO YOUR BODY, TOO - EXERCISES, NUTRITION, DIET, ETHICS, CULTURE, AND STYLE
(How to Pass Gym Class - Proper Diet, Nutrition, Protein, Carbohydrates, Fat, and Fluids; Supplements; Sleep; Sex; Body Care - Bathing, Hair, Shaving, Teeth, Hands, Feet, Nails, Piercings, Tatoos, etc.; Clothes - Fashion Styles, Underwear, Shoes, Swimwear, Shirts, Pants, Skirts, Hats, etc.; Choosing and Using a Gym; the Locker Room; Gym Etiquette; Proper Use of Gym Equipment; Warm Up Tips; Descriptions of Individual Exercises for All Muscle Groups; Personalized Exercise Plans, etc.)

REFERENCED AND RECOMMENDED BOOKS ON A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS
(Books on - Being Gay and Married; Coming Out; Straight Parents and Families of Gays; Gay Dating and Relationships; Gay Parenting; Gays and Christianity; Gay Youth; Children; Gay Medical, Health, and Sex; Gay Legal, Social, and Psychological Issues; the Lighter Side to Being Gay; Other Gay Topics; Recommended Christian, Fiction, and Other Style Books, etc.)

REFERENCED AND RECOMMENDED INTERNET LINKS ON A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS
(Links to - Gay Accepting Churches, Denominations, Religious Support Groups, etc.; Gay Christian Resources; Coming Out Resources; Gay Educational and Library Resources; Information and Truth on Ex-Gay Ministries; Fun and Interesting Resources; HIV/AIDS; Medical, Sex, and Health Issues; Gay Literature and Poetry; Gay Magazines and News; Gay Organizations; Gay Relationship Resources; Gay Parenting Resources; Gay Youth Resources; Search Engines, etc.)

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Gay Christian Online - Website for Gay Christians, Lesbian Christians, and those who support them.

Pinocchio Website Background and Overview

ay Christian Online was ONE OF THE FIRST, ONE OF THE OLDEST, and is still ONE OF THE LARGEST Internet Websites providing information, articles, referrals, and personal wisdom and advice for gay and lesbian Christians, and for gays and lesbians in general.

For a description of what this Website IS and IS NOT, its PURPOSE AND SCOPE, you can read about it at the Gay Christian Online Welcome page. If you are interested in learning about the STORY OF THE CREATION of this Website, you can read about it at the Gay Christian Online Introduction page.

Now, for some DETAILS about what this Website is, and WHAT IT CAN DO FOR YOU...

Pinocchio Website Purpose

ay Christian Online is NOT a forum or place to DEBATE the issue of Homosexuality, nor Christianity and Homosexuality. If you are looking for this, you will not find it here. There are people, books, and websites available to assist you in that regard... just not here.

Gay Christian Online is designed to provide for gay and lesbian Christians, and gays and lesbians in general... Love, acceptance, support; uplifting positive information, encouragement and affirmation; guidance, growth, and maturity; and, the skills and tools necessary to live a healthy, responsible, and positive life.

I CARE TOO MUCH about people... about you... to just sit and pat your hand and say "There, there, I understand." NO! I want you EQUIPPED with the TOOLS you need, necessary for you to CREATE and LIVE the LIFE you NEED and DESERVE.

Therefore, within these articles I MAY OFTEN COME ACROSS as being "rather too real," even BLUNT; the information, wisdom, and advice given may be rather difficult to swallow and accept at first. HOWEVER, what I present is the result of OVER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS of PERSONAL EXPERIENCE in COUNSELING and HELPING gays and lesbians, and specifically gay and lesbian Christians.

IF YOUR ARE WILLING to listen, prayerfully apply what is presented, and do the work necessary, I believe YOU can FIND and CREATE what YOU NEED.

So, let's continue with this discussion by learning what you can find in this Website...

PinocchioWow! This Website Is Big

es, it has articles on a wide range of topics, with over FOUR HUNDRED PAGES full of information, insight, guidance, and assistance.

It is worth the time and effort to READ an article COMPLETELY in order to FULLY understand, and APPLY the positive principals and knowledge included to your life.

Also, there is a SEARCH ENGINE FEATURE, found here and on many other pages within the Website, where you can search for a Word, Phrase, Specific Subject or Topic within the entire Website...

Don't let the SIZE of this Website, nor the LENGTH of the various articles intimidate you, prevent you from searching for and finding what you need.

Here is just a sample of what you can find here...

PinocchioHow To Get What You Are Looking For And Need From This Website

rust me, really trust me.

More than likely, the answer to your question, situation, problem, issue, or concern will be found in the articles and pages of this Website.

I guarantee, if you TAKE THE TIME to search this Website, find, and read ALL of the information provided on the topic for which you are searching, you will find it.

Quick easy answers to life problems are a FANTASY; I want you to learn how to deal with and live in REALITY. TRUE LIFE VICTORY comes NOT from following rituals, embracing simplistic formulas (do this/expect to get that), living in denial, refusing to recognize or deal with things, wishful thinking, trying to be someone you are not, giving authority over and ownership of your life to someone else or to an unhealthy belief system, and a host of other negative and unhealthy thinking and behaviors.

INSTEAD, the ANSWERS to life problems and situations are more often FOUND in who you are and can become, through the GROWTH of inner character and strength, and the DEVELOPMENT of internal core principals and beliefs that can serve as tools to help and guide you through life and any situation.

THEREFORE, if you want real answers and help, really want them, then YOU are going to have to take the TIME, EFFORT, and WORK to not just find and read them in this Website, but then TAKE and APPLY them to your life. Growth, change, progress, and success in life is not just freely given, but as the result of a process of growth, taking the time and effort, and doing the work.

Over the years, certain topics have the greatest interest or need. Here are a few of them...

PinocchioThe Most Common Topics, Information, Wisdom, And Advice Provided

he most COMMON REASONS for people coming to my Website ARE FOUND in these articles.

HOWEVER, they can ALSO be referred to, or expanded upon in discussions within sections of other articles.

ALSO, MOST of these articles are applicable to someone who is gay/lesbian and NOT Christian, the information, wisdom, and advice given herein are applicable to any life and lifestyle.

I recommend you take the time to read MOST if not ALL of the articles...

Reconciling Your Spirituality (Religious Background And Teachings) With Your Sexuality (Sexual Orientation):
How To Be A Gay Christian, and Gay Christian Self-Esteem, Gay Christian Wisdom And Advice, Gay Christian Recommended Books.

What The Bible Really Says About Homosexuality, And If Your Religious Background And Beliefs Are Correct:
True Verses False Christianity, Gay Christian Recommended Books, Gay Christian Wisdom And Advice.

Dealing With Misinformation, Stereotypes, And Falsehoods About Being Gay/Lesbian, And Understanding The Realities Of What It Really Means To Be Gay/Lesbian:
A Page For Straight People And Those Trying To Understand, The Cause Of Homosexuality, Gay Christian Wisdom And Advice.

Coming Out, Wanting To Come Out, If And When To Do It:
Coming Out As Gay Or Lesbian, Gay Christian Wisdom And Advice, Gay Christian Recommended Books.

Gay/Lesbian Christian Sexual Ethics:
Gay Christian Life, Gay Christian Self-Esteem, Gay Christian Wisdom And Advice, Gay Christian Health And Athletics.

Gay/Lesbian Christian Life, By Walking In Your Sexuality In Agreement With Your Spirituality; Practicing True Christianity In Your Daily Life, Walking In Your Sexuality In Agreement With True Christianity:
Gay Christian Life, Gay Christian Health And Athletics, Scriptures For The Gay Christian, Gay Christian Wisdom And Advice.

Making Better Healthy Life Choices, Behaviors, Attitudes, And Beliefs, Overcoming Addictions And Negative Thought And Behavior Cycles: Gay Christian Self-Esteem, Gay Christian Wisdom And Advice, Gay Christian Health And Athletics.

What To Do If You Are Gay/Lesbian And Married, What To Do When You Find Out A Parent, Child, Or Spouse Is Gay/Lesbian:
Gay Christian Wisdom And Advice, Gay Christian Recommended Books, Gay Christian Recommended Links.

Wisdom And Advice About Making Healthy Connections, Friendships, And Dating; Relationship Problems, Break-ups, Etc.:
Gay Christian Relationships, Gay Christian Wisdom And Advice, Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony.

Finding A Gay/Lesbian Accepting Church; Whether Or Not To Stay In Or Leave A Church:
Gay Christian Relationships, Gay Christian Recommended Links, Gay Christian Wisdom And Advice.

ALSO... REFER to individual articles and their individual index for a complete detailed description of everything covered within it.

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he pictures, and artwork reflect my personal hobbies and interests, my love of Antiques, Classical Art, all things Walt Disney, especially the movie Pinocchio (memorabilia which I collect). They may also support or bring emphasis to the topic of the article or page, and give the reader visual interest while reading. Occasional photographs of myself are included to give you a face behind these words, and a personal touch.

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