What is Wholeness?

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This page is our temporary answer to this question. This [limited] definition was authored for our Hope for Wholeness curriculum. It is our desire to define confusing terms we use in regards to sexuality like: hope, wholeness, freedom, and change. However, there is no way to have universal agreement on such broad terms especially in regards to sexuality and faith. 

What is Wholeness?

We are not implying that people who deal with same-sex attractions are any more broken than people who deal with any other issues.

We are not implying that you will be a completed person once you have finished this series.

We are acknowledging that everyone has areas of brokenness in their lives and that the solutions are not always simple.

Our view of wholeness is based on our Creator’s intent.  We believe that we will only be whole, or complete, when we come to understand God’s plan for our lives.

In Galatians 2:19-20, Paul described his journey to wholeness,  “What actually took place is this: I tried keeping rules and working my head off to please God, and it didn't work. So I quit being a "law man" so that I could be God's man. Christ's life showed me how, and enabled me to do it. I identified myself completely with him. Indeed, I have been crucified with Christ. My ego is no longer central. It is no longer important that I appear righteous before you or have your good opinion, and I am no longer driven to impress God. Christ lives in me. The life you see me living is not "mine," but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I am not going to go back on that. “ (The Message)

Does that mean temptations toward homosexuality will cease?  Not necessarily, but that is not the point.  The point is for you to fully relate to your gender as an equal and to the opposite gender as a complement.

Our desire is that this series of teachings will help you fill four basic needs:   1) a relationship with Jesus Christ; 2) an understanding of who He created you to be; 3) healthy relationships with those of your gender, and 4) healthy relationships with those of the opposite gender.

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