Heart of Dating is thrilled to welcome Laurie Krieg as we continue our LGBTQ+ series this season! Laurie is a speaker, author, and "Hole in My Heart Podcast "host who speaks and trains extensively on the gospel, sexuality, and marriage most often alongside her licensed-therapist husband, Matt. Laurie also serves on the Board of The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender, and is earning a master’s degree from Wheaton Graduate School in Evangelism and Leadership. Today, Laurie comes on the show to talk about her journey of being a same-sex attracted woman who is married to a man. She powerfully tells her story as well as discusses the gospel, the true meaning of marriage, and how we should view singleness.
*Trigger Warning: This episode may contain conversations of suicide*
What does it mean to have a mixed orientation marriage?
How have you and your husband worked out your attractions in your marriage?
In your book you talk about true intimacy and oneness in marriage is more than just sex. What did you and Matt learn through tending to these “other gardens” in your relationship?
You talked in your book about initial attraction and mentioned some statistics in mixed orientation vs straight marriages. How did the attraction piece work with you and Matt?
Laurie, how did you feel called to marriage with a man?
Do you have any last minute advice for singles or people who may struggle with same-sex attraction?
What is your final nugget of dating advice?
Kait vulnerably opens up about her own story of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.
Kait talks about legalism and how the purity movement has been toxic and shaming. Kait references her own personal sexual assault.
Deb talks about seasons of dating, specifically stage one dating and how to not look too far ahead when it comes to meeting someone.
Abi and Justin discuss how they overcame shame from their past and restored relationships with themselves first.
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