What happens when a person who loves God and respects the church finds his self-identity clashing with his religion?
He can "implode and experience depression," according to a source in
Mashaun Simon’srecent piece on The Grio. The article focuses on gay men and their relationship to the church— addressing the inner conflict that arises when a Black man finds his sexuality at odds with his spirituality.
But in fact, Simon hits on a number of issues that relate to men and women, gay and straight, when it comes to seeking mental health care in their spiritual home.