From Where I Stand: Confident

A life-long Seventh-day Adventist, Jay Wintermeyer candidly talks about why it’s taken him so long to come out of the closet. He openly shares about the effects of childhood trauma from faulty theology.

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Stand Against Conversion Therapy

While most medical, psychological, religious and scientific professionals have rejected so-called “conversion therapies” for LBGTQ people, the Seventh-day Adventist Church continues to peddle the harmful theory that sexual identity can be changed.

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From Where I Stand: On the Outside

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “welcoming” with terms such as comforting, inviting, desirable, hospitable, kindly and personable. There’s much we can do to create a welcoming culture in our homes, churches and schools.

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Breaking My Silence

When Gleaner editor, Jay Wintermeyer, was “outed” as a gay man by an anonymous letter, he lost his ministry with the church – but gained a new appreciation for the person God made him.

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Life Moments

Capturing Memories Starting life together is an amazing journey! I cherish the opportunity to help couples capture their special day. Whether it’s in your home-town church, a family backyard, a wedding

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Many people feel nervous when they think about getting their picture taken. But really, portrait sessions can be a lot of fun! Sarah hates getting her picture taken and was

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Life Worth Living

Early this fall, I attended my 20th high school reunion. Even with the embarrassment of forgetting people’s names, I really had a good time. It was enjoyable visiting and catching up on lost

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