Now that Jen Hatmaker has made Christian and Gay Okay, another popular blogger many Christian women follow announced on Facebook and Twitter that she has a new girlfriend.
The Washington Post picked it up over the weekend:
Christian author Glennon Doyle Melton — known as the “ultimate confessional writer” for her honest portrayals of her struggling marriage, addiction and eating disorder — has opened up with another big revelation.
She is dating again, her new partner is a woman and that woman is celebrity soccer champ Abby Wambach.
The blonde pair smiled together in a photo posted Sunday night on the Momastery blogger and mom of three’s Facebook page. “Oh my God, she is so good to me. She loves me for all the things I’ve always wanted to be loved for. She’s just my favorite. My person,” wrote Melton, best known for her 2014 New York Times bestseller “Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life” and 2016 memoir “Love Warrior,” an Oprah Book Club pick.
The divorced Melton (three months ago from husband Craig of 14 years), says her husband supports her homosexual relationship and that they make a “beautiful, modern family” together.
Like many Christian women bloggers, Melton is known for the “feels” writing style so popular today: real, raw, authentic, brokenness that focuses on our “messiness” (the replacement word for sin), rather than the new creation she should be in Christ, but isn’t. Instead of encouraging women to overcome sin through confession, her confessional style glorifies and normalizes the very sin Jesus shed his blood to forgive.
Why am I writing about this? Because Melton regularly speaks at Christian events and churches. Because she has been deceiving her huge following into thinking that she is a true follower of Jesus Christ. Because several of my Facebook acquaintances are followers who’ve liked her page (I will be reaching out to each of them privately), and you probably have friends who follow her too. And finally, because we ought to pray not only for those deceived, but for Melton herself. In His timing, perhaps the Lord will impress upon her the need to repent.
“Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” 1 Cor 6:11