MS 078 Alan & Leslie Chambers: Same Sex Attraction and the Journey From Fear to Grace

Alan Leslie Chambers

Welcome to episode 078 of Mud Stories!

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Today’s episode is part one of a two-part episode with Alan Chambers, and his wife Leslie, who share their very public story of Alan’s struggle with same sex attraction and their journey together from fear to grace and learning to love well, no matter the cost.

Alan served as the leader of Exodus International–a ministry he voluntarily closed in 2013 with a public apology to the LGBT community and anyone who had ever been marginalized or hurt by Exodus.

They write of their journey in their book, My Exodus: From Fear to Graceand firmly believe we don’t need to compromise our theology to love as Christ loves. They share with passion about all they’ve found along the way–a call to accept God’s mercy, extend grace to our own hearts and to those God loves, and to love well, no matter what, even when it’s uncomfortable.

Alan and Leslie share about:

  • Their growing up years
  • Alan’s same sex attraction
  • Leslie’s awareness same sex relationships
  • The angst and tension of being a Christian and being gay

We talk about:

  • The struggle in maintaining a double life
  • The resistance and self-judgment and shame
  • The way God met Alan in a gay bar one night
  • The lifeline it was to find the ministry of Exodus International

Alan and Leslie’s story gripped me because of grace and I am praying we are all changed because of their words.

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SCRIPTURE:

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus … For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Ephesians 2:4-6, 8-9 (ESV) 
 

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