The truth will set you free.

(But first, it will piss you off!)

Hello, dearest friends,

Why did I open this email with those famous lines by Gloria Steinem?

Because it’s true.

(Read the book here.)

The truth WILL set you free.

But it will absolutely piss you off in the process.

In case you missed it, over the weekend, I found freedom. True freedom. For the first time in nearly 40 years.

For years and years, countless people have told me what a courageous, vulnerable person I am. And while that may be true, I have still been nervously clinging to my biggest fear/secret, scared to death for anyone to know.

That secret made it into my suicide notes, holding me captive, strangling the life out of me, threatening to destroy my marriage, my family, and ultimately - my life.

If you haven’t read Sunday’s announcement, click here to read my Coming-Out story. I’m so honored to share my truth with you.

This is my story.

Laugh with us:

Check out this hilarious series of texts Lindsey sent me yesterday:

If you don’t follow Lindsey on social media, you should. She’s on Instagram and Twitter @raisingaustins. (Twitter friends will see her snarkier side.)

IN OTHER NEWS -

There are some exciting changes happening, and even more, coming soon. Starting with new, topic-based newsletters.

Now that I’m going to be opening more conversations around sexuality and marriage, I am separating my content by topic to make it easier for you to get to the resources you want.

So, here are your new options:

  1. If you don’t want to change anything, that’s perfectly fine. You’ll continue to receive monthly thoughts on faith and mental health. Nothing will change for you.

  2. If you want to hear specifically about my book, Hiding in the Pews: Shining Light on Mental Illness in the Church, sign up for those emails by clicking here. This book releases on July 20th, and I’ll be sending out news about the launch team and Facebook group in the coming weeks. Sign up here.

  3. If you want to hear about my book, Slow Miracles: A Daily Companion for Healing from Trauma and Loss, sign up here. This book releases on January 4, 2022, and I’ll be sending out more information on this book, plus invites for the launch team in the next couple of months. Sign up here.

  4. If you’d like to follow my thoughts on faith, sexuality, and marriage, click here. I’ll be talking about deconstructing it all. Lindsey might even join me from time to time. Sign up here.

I’m deeply grateful for you.

You’ve read my news and chosen to stay.

Thank you.

Love,

Steve

P.S. Pre-order Hiding in the Pews by clicking here now. And check out all the incredible pre-order bonuses you get here.