Misstep 9 - 'Suffering is to be avoided' (The Plausibility Problem #9)

The Living Out Team
Podcasts 34 mins

In the last of our current series – going through the missteps identified in The Plausibility Problem by Ed Shaw – we discuss whether suffering can and should be avoided. We share our own painful experiences and examine why some argue that the suffering of celibate same-sex attracted Christians is a reason to abandon traditional biblical teaching on sexual ethics.

We go on to show that suffering is a normal part of following Jesus, whether you're gay or straight, single or married. We look at some of the reasons why God allows us to suffer and the joys and benefits that we receive precisely because we suffer.

We also look at practical things that help us when we're struggling and ways that we can use our pain to love and serve others.

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