34 episodes

Exploring the joy, beauty, and challenges of living in the traditional sexual ethic as LGBT+/SSA Christians.

The Life on Side B Podcast Josh Proctor

    • Christianity
    • 4.9, 26 Ratings

Exploring the joy, beauty, and challenges of living in the traditional sexual ethic as LGBT+/SSA Christians.

    S2E13 | Art on Mentorship (w/ Ashley)

    S2E13 | Art on Mentorship (w/ Ashley)

    This is the last episode before our summer break. Ashley is talking with Art Pereira on mentorship. Art is a youth pastor at a church in the northeast of the US and has an amazing story of how mentorship has impacted his life. In this episode, Ashley and Art explore the importance of mentorship in our lives, what we have to offer as mentors, and how we can honor the wisdom of LGBT+ and same sex attracted Christians who have been on this journey longer than us. There are so many great points in this episode. We will be back with more episodes in August. If you feel you can't wait till then, we will still be posting one "Other Side of the Episode" episode on our patreon page. Join by going to parteon.com/lifeonsideb

    • 1 hr 5 min
    S2E12 | Joel on Sex and Porn (w/ Bekah)

    S2E12 | Joel on Sex and Porn (w/ Bekah)

    Many of you have asked us to talk about it...and we have listened. Bekah is going to be talking with Joel Jones about sex and pornography. Joel is a same sex attracted man in a mixed orientation marriage and him and Bekah will be discussing how to deal with our sex drives when living according to our convictions as man and women, married and celibate. Nothing is off the table in this conversation and we are sure this is only the beginning of many conversations to come on the topic. 
     
    Music:
    Theme Song: Driven to Success by Scott Holmes

    • 1 hr 20 min
    S2E11 | Henry on Loneliness (w/ Bekah)

    S2E11 | Henry on Loneliness (w/ Bekah)

    In today's episode, Bekah is interviewing Henry on his experience of loneliness as a celibate gay man. Their discussion is amazing and very insightful on how not to simply avoid loneliness but lean into and learn from it. We hope you all enjoy it!

    • 42 min
    S2E10 | Grant, Mary, Michelle, and Josh on Things Straight People Say

    S2E10 | Grant, Mary, Michelle, and Josh on Things Straight People Say

    Michelle is back! She is joining Josh, Grant, and Mary as they discuss different things many LGBT+ Christians especially those with a Side B view hear a lot from straight people. We asked a bunch of Side B LGBT+ Christians in multiple platforms to give us their weirdest and most interesting questions and critiques they have received. So much of what we received was gold. We are discussing what we received along with our own thoughts. Plus, Michelle brought some of her own questions she wanted to ask as a straight person. This is both a funny and enlightening episode that you won't want to miss. 
     
    Here is the link to the Canadian study on gay male speech which Josh referenced in the episode: https://web.archive.org/web/20071101043238/http://www.newsandevents.utoronto.ca/bin2/020218c.asp

    • 1 hr 10 min
    S2E9 | Ashley, Grant, and Josh on Shame

    S2E9 | Ashley, Grant, and Josh on Shame

    This week, Ashley, Grant, and Josh are talking about shame about being LGBT+ and sexual history. Shame is something we all deal with as humans going all the way back to the garden. So how do we confront it and deal with it? This is a very vulnerable episode for all of us and we are really excited to share it with you all.     
    Here are the links to the books and resources mentioned in the episode:
    The Velvet Rage by Alan Downs - https://www.amazon.com/Velvet-Rage-Overcoming-Growing-Straight/dp/0738215678/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1586754287&sr=8-1
    "Experiencing intimacy with God & others as the antidote for shame in your sexuality" - Presented by Ty Wyss at Revoice 2019 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGOA2P2Xtwc&t=2616s

    • 1 hr 13 min
    S2E8 | Dr. Julia Sadusky on Depression and Anxiety (w/ Josh)

    S2E8 | Dr. Julia Sadusky on Depression and Anxiety (w/ Josh)

    We are going to go to a weekly release of episodes for a time while we are all in shelter in place. Today, Dr. Julia Sadusky is back with us and is talking with me about depression and anxiety. Many of us deal with depression and anxiety on a normal basis and now with a global pandemic, those issues can be magnified. We also talk about managing relationships with our family and roommates as emotions run high. 
    If you want to contact Dr. Julia Sadusky, you can email her at drsadusky@gmail.com.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

nicknames87 ,

Amazing Podcast

This podcast is so needed. Side B lgbt Christians are often rejected by both the secular world and church communities. That can be a lonely and difficult place to navigate. This podcast provides hope to those who are trying to live this way. They no longer have to figure out everything on their own, and there is a community that thinks and lives similarly. Traditional christians so often tell lgbt people what is right and wrong but then fail to provide a way to actually follow those teachings. This podcast is a start in remedying that problem. They provide guidance on what living this way looks can look like, and how to navigate certain challenges that come with it. We need more people in the world doing what this podcast is doing. They are authentic and relatable in showing the beauty and struggle of the experience. Most Christians talk about side b christians. They talk to with Side B Christians and with Side B Christians.

Brownerthenyou ,

Yassssss Queen

This podcast allows a safe place to hear and allow the discussion of faith and sexuality to take place. They have expressed real thoughts and internal battles. Thank you for allowing feedback and having the conversations that are hard to have :)

Ofc. Geoff-fa-fa ,

Great resource for LGBTQ+ Christians

As someone who is currently going through the process of how to navigate life as a Christian who is same sex attracted and wants to honor God, this is a wonderful and valued resource. I have learned from each episode on how I can shift my perspective on celibacy - it’s not bad at all. So looking forward to future episodes.

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