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Speaking the Same Language

We may all be speaking the same language but we may not mean the same thing.  The beauty of conversation is the ability to share our differing perspectives and experiences in an effort to understand what is going on in our lives and in the world around us.

Big terms like sexuality and faith can mean many different things to many different people. I know that I often have a working definition of a word that may or may not be in line with the word’s exact definition.  This reality doesn’t always stop us in our conversation with others.  And how many of us have been talking to somebody when things take a turn and before you realize it no one is being understand.

In an effort to foster safe space and get us on the same page, I offer working definitions for sexuality, faith and wholeness.

Sexuality is the combination of varying aspects of our sexual selves including sexual activity, sexual expression, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.  It can be understood through how we show up in the world, how we relate to others and how we express ourselves.

Faith is the spiritual belief system one believes in and devotes their self to.

Wholeness is the coming together of all aspects of who we are.  It includes our mental, physical, spiritual, emotional and relational parts.

How do you define sexuality, faith and wholeness?  Do we have opportunity to redefine these terms as we continue on the journey to wholeness?  Have you taken the time to define these words for yourself?

Join the conversation…

Will you be whole?

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2 thoughts on “Speaking the Same Language”

  1. Thank you for these thought provoking words. I often find that it’s important to speak to people in the language they best understand. Speaking above or below someone does not foster a true conversation. Having the ability to know the difference is important.

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    1. You raise such a valid point Angela. Each of us have to learn that balance and discern when to use it. No one is helped by making somebody else feel unheard. Thanks for the comment!

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