June 21, 2011

I want to know my future by Linda Dipman

Elizabeth’s life was turned upside down.  She fought for her kids, found her church turn against her, and even spent time in jail.  It sounds like fiction, or even a dramatic movie, but it’s the personal experience of the author, Linda Dipman.

As Linda shared with me, she used a fictional name to protect her kids “because of the constant hiding and the fear that anyone could do anything they wanted to me without consequence”.  The story tells of Linda/Elizabeth’s struggles with her church as she found herself in a homosexual relationship.   

It’s a sad story to read about the way other Christians turned against her.  Her story conveys that not all Christians are really Christians, and points out  “It was not my choice to be hated by my family, friends and church.”  Rather than running from God, she chose to trust him along the way and decided to learn from her suffering.

Regardless of one’s belief about homosexuality and the Christian church, the message of loving one another instead of judging came through very clearly in her words.   “We must love! We are to be examples to non-believers. We must do more than read our Bibles.”

When I read the book, I was initially confused about whether it was a fiction or non-fiction story and what Linda’s relationship was the the main character, Elizabeth.  After communicating with Linda, I realized that was intentional.  However, for anyone interested in reading her story, I suggest visiting her web-site first for some background information before getting started.

2 comments:

James Moffitt said...

Wow, that is an incredible story. Yes, we are to be ambassadors for Christ. We are to show the love of God to people through our words and our actions. Only God is able to know the hearts of man and will sit in judgement at the end. I look forward to reading this book. Thanks for sharing.

Tina said...

Thanks for reading James!

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