Sexual sin leads us to emotional pain and isolation.
For the one using sex to cope, there is the fear that others will see you as less than—less than Christian, less than honorable, less than clean. For the one betrayed, there is the fear that others will judge you for overreacting, being unforgiving, or not being able to keep your family’s “dirty laundry” to yourself. For both, that pain and isolation leads to hopelessness, shame, and bitterness.
FirstLight is a community of people like you. People who know that pain, people who “get it.” It is a community of people who will walk with you through the heartache, who know you are meant for more, who never forget who you really are—even if sometimes you do.
FirstLight is a community where shame and hopelessness give way to truth, beauty, and hope.
OUR COMMUNITY IS
No one at FirstLight is here to judge you, label you, or belittle you. We are here to accept you right where you are.
At FirstLight we are not content with easy solutions that leave any part of us unhealed or still stuck in pain. We are not content to simply “recover” something that is broken underneath.
We are here to suffer with you, to feel with you, grieve with you, and stick it out with you. We are not here to feel sorry for you, pity you, or condescend towards you.
Our community believes we all are becoming better at being human. We are not satisfied with simply stopping some behaviors. We want to become men and women marked by forgiveness, passion, and love. Through our pain, God is making us into something new, someone better.