Minister Amy Johnson on Sexuality & the Church: Bringing our Whole Selves to God
Have you ever felt like there are various parts of your self or your life that cannot be brought to church? That cannot be talked about or are just plain off-limits? In this life-giving interview, Minister Amy Johnson brings the fire, shedding light on how sexuality and our faith lives do not have to be seperate. Spoiler alert: sexuality does not just mean sex. It is our relationships, our senses, our communication. There are many ways in which sexuality, faith, and even justice intersect, and Minister Amy offers us a place to reflect on how churches can be places where we can come as our full selves; leaving nothing at the door. Her message: God loves you exactly as you are.
From Kelsey: "Amy has been a life-time mentor for me. She is a life-giving voice of wisdom, love, and grace. Her work saves lives."
Amy Johnson, MSW, LICSW, CSE currently serves as the Our Whole Lives Coordinator for the United Church of Christ. She is also both a national and international sexuality educator, author, and consultant, and a trainer for all levels of Our Whole Lives and Sexuality and Our Faith. She recently became the first commissioned minister for sexuality education in the UCC. Her website is Diligent Joy and you can sign up for the Our Whole Lives newsletter here.