Our generation has lived through a fast and unexpected shift in society's views of gay people. We came of age in a time when marriage wasn't even an option for us. When we looked for models to follow, the resources were few. Many within the church still question whether two people of the same sex can live in holy union with each other. We want to document our process so that other people, gay and straight alike, can see at least one way in which gay Christian marriage can be done.
Nineteen-year-olds are impressionable, and it's at that age that Constantino first read Ayn Rand. By 20, he was a staunch atheist. He came out of the closet at around the same time, and made a life on the East Coast. In the summer of 2011 he left his home in Manhattan, and walked to Alabama. He spent the following year traveling across the United States, and somewhere along the way, he began to pray. He fell in love with the 33-year-old carpenter who died for our salvation, and he is surprised every day by the grace the Lord has shown him. He is grateful for meeting David, a man who reminded him what it feels like to have kin.
Constantino studied philosophy, classics, and all things American. He practiced journalism for a decade and half before joining the world of LGBTQ Christian advocacy.
Although he grew up in a Christian household in Southern California, David truly came to know Christ only sometime after college. After searching for truth during years of reparative therapy, David came to understand God's love and grace as something even more radical than he had ever imagined. Years more of study, prayer, and discussion softened his heart for relationship. It was around that time that Constantino came along. David likes to think he's come a long way, but God annoyingly reminds him that he still has lots of growth to do.
David studied journalism and creative writing in college, and is currently writing a fantasy series based in 1930s Hollywood. He loves his family and is utterly obsessed with his dog.
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