Word for today…. LOVE
Love unselfishly, whole, unbiased, and true no matter what you do..
I came across this video on my twitter feed and I first read the comments on the blog post which were good and bad then watched the video for myself.
Second, the song playing is the song I want to walk down the aisle to.
Third, where can I find these men so that they can help me plan my wedding?
Four, as the words say, “IF THIS ISN’T LOVE THEN TELL ME WHAT IT IS”!!!!!!
I really do not understand the problem individuals have with two people of the same sex getting married. Everyone wants to bring God into the equation, well first God is the first one to say do not judge, so you are disobeying him all together. I understand everyone will not agree with me and others who are attracted to the same sex but what harm is it doing you? Just like in heterosexual relationships you all are not having sex 24/7, the same goes for homosexual relationships. Are relationships have substance and we have dreams of taking over in our perspective careers as well. Stop trying to control feelings and emotions that are not going to go anywhere…
This is for you, YOU who feel the need to preach to homosexuals myself included every chance you get…
Dating vs. Family
You vs. Dating vs. Family
Person you’re dating vs. Family
Heterosexual Dating vs. Homosexual Dating
Heterosexual Family vs. Dating vs. Homosexual Family vs. Dating
Either way, two different upbringings coming together will often have issues to work through because not everyone is raised the same! There are differences, actions, ideas, beliefs etc. that some people are not willing to accept… Who says that your family must accept the person you’re dating? Who says that the person you’re dating must accept your family? Is that an unspoken rule? Is that mutual respect? Then what happens if neither parties wants to do the latter? Is one person just stuck with having to chose between family and the person that they are dating?
What insight do you have on dating that you can give?
A time you thought about ending your own life:
I was 19 years of age, laying in my dorm room Spring Semester 2005 at SIUE and was depressed and crying because I was missing my mother who died when I was 16, trying to sort through being molested, trying to ignore and stop my attraction to women, failing ALLLLL of my classes at that time, and did not want to live anymore. I felt that it would have been easier to just end my life. I picked up a bottle of Tylenol, poured a bunch in my hand, and in walked my roommate as I was putting my hand to my mouth to swallow, more.. She knocked them out of my hand and then called a close friend of mine to tell him to get to our room immediately. That was a turning point for me. I went to counseling which did not help, I still had suicide thoughts but didn’t try to hurt myself. At that point in my life counseling didn’t stop me from thinking about slitting my wrists or swallowing pills…It actually made me what to end my life more, but the promise I made to God, myself, and friends at that time is what helped.
What about you? Have you ever thought about ending your life?
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Since I’ve been blogging one thing has been consistent… the same… Doing the best I can to be and embrace who I am, not what others feel what or who I should be.
We talked about getting and becoming comfortable with yourself. If you feel that you have to hide the real you then whats the real issue? I am real good about expressing my views and who I am with friends and strangers…but when it comes to family, I get all quiet tuck my tail and walk away from the issue.. I can no longer continue to do so. I also should not feel like I have to continue to fight with and defend who I am to ANYONE… I am growing and coming into my own.. This topic can transfer to many topics and different relationships.
Communication is important but is difficult…. if you have not been taught how to properly communicate…
PLEASE don’t take that as you do not learn. make sure if you do not know how to communicate, you take that in strides and learn…
If you feel like you cannot be yourself around people, or feel that you have to explain you to others stop and look inside to figure out why. Once grown, you don’t have to answer to anyone… Remember that!
How do you deal with being your true self no matter what?
Jessie J singing Who YOU ARE acoustic ….a song that I LOVE soooooo much… Listen to the words. Please..
When you meet someone and you hit it off immediately, the connection is there what does it mean when you want to spend every waking moment with that person…… Let’s act as if we do not know what that is or what it means. Lets take it back to the basics…
Are some of the words we can use for when you meet someone and you forget about everyone else who is in your life. You’re getting to know the person, inside and out, possibly having sex depending on how slow or fast you decide to move and then depending on what the status is you start to get all these fuzzy emotions that may have not been there as soon as they are if you hadn’t had sex…
Let’s face it.
Sex brings about plenty of emotions and it changes things..
So how do you avoid loosing yourself?
Name and Location
Alona Thompson/St.Louis, MO
How old were you when you “came out”?
How old were you when you knew that you were attracted to the same sex?
5 or 6
How did your family react?
My family reacted very well actually..they love what I love
Do you label yourself?
I label myself a woman 1st, but the community labels me a stud.
What is one misconception about the LBGTQ “Lifestyle” that you want to get rid of?
One misconception of the LBGTQ “lifestyle” that I want to get rid of is that lesbians are attracted to all women, we have a type as well.
How can you help the LGBTQ Youth?
Help make them aware of the diseases that you can catch as a gay youth..and what ways to protect themselves.
Do you think that you were born gay?
Good question, I am still unsure of that.
How do you feel about religion being the basis of homosexuality bashing?
There are still those that use religion as a basis for bashing, people will always pick and choose parts from the bible or Koran or whatever your religion is to make a point.
Do you have children? If yes, how do you “successfully” parent being LGBTQ?
No I do not, but I have raised a few and I am truthful and honest about everything I am and everything I do.
How do you make sure that you are being positive?
I pray a lot, and I maintain a positive attitude thru the most negative times.
Where can we find you on the web?
Facebook “Alona Thompson”
When you are born into a family….and mostly everyone is normal.. Normal being Heterosexual in my case, it’s hard being the outcast..
Let me explain…..
I am a proud lesbian, my family feels I am in a phase.. Well let’s just say I have outgrown the phase age stage in my life… The moment I came out of the closet I broke free and have been trying to defend who I was ever since.
Why am I constantly defending who I am though?
This is a question I cannot answer because I have a need to want to be loved.. Loved from my family. I care what my family thinks of me, not people who don’t give two shits nor know who I truly am (let’s get this common miscommunication clear) I think I care so much because my aunts and uncles helped raise me where my mother and father fell short and then when my mother died they stepped in even more. So there’s a different dynamic relationship here…..
However, I have to and must follow the same advice that I give my clients who are dealing with or have dealt with the same issues.
God did not make any mistakes with me.
I am who I am.
I will not change who I am for my family.
I will not hide who I am.
I am in love with Javania.
I will not continue to defend my attraction.
I therefore will not longer feel as if I am the Black Sheep in my family.
Have you ever felt like the oddball in your family? Share your story below.
(this photo is not the singles edition cover, photo is taken from personal IPhone and the book was paid for by me)
My sis is reading the edition that Gary Chapman intended to be for women and men who are married or engaged to get married..but it seems that single people wanted something to help them in the love department as welllllll…….. When she advised me to get the copy I immediately took offense because I thought she had jokes.. But I am actually glad that she told me about it. I just started this book and I am loving reading every minute of it.. (This is the first book that I am reading on my IPad and it’s not bad)
The premise of the book is for you to fully know your love language before you can know someone else’s love language and that it is okay if your languages do not match, but you have to be willing to fulfill your partners language. Of course the examples are for heterosexual couples, but I do not think that this book excludes homosexual couples. (this is just my opinion, if you know of a book that talks about love and it’s strictly for homosexuals let me know in the comments)
I haven’t gotten to the part where he explains the different languages of love but I am looking forward to finding that out! I will update when I figure out.. 🙂