Stacha Leslie

Stacha's conservative lifestyle led her to suppress sin. Through grace, she lifted her brokenness to the Lord, learning that her greatest problem was not a moral failure but a failure to honor Christ.

Topics: Grace | The Gospel | Community

Living by a moral standard, Stacha’s conservative, “good girl” lifestyle led her to suppress her struggle with same-sex attraction. The guilt and shame that came from concealing her sin eventually turned into an eating disorder and self-injury, as a means to control the state of her heart. While at The Village, Stacha learned that her greatest problem was not a moral failure but a failure to honor Christ. Through grace, Stacha confessed and lifted her brokenness to the Lord, experiencing the freedom that nothing is too great for the Lord to mend.

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