Kaeley Triller is the co-founder of Hands Across the Aisle Women’s Coalition. Today, she shares her difficult moments that revealed God’s kindness toward her and why she joined forces with women from different backgrounds. The unlikely partnership was formed when she took an unpopular stand against a new policy in Washington State regarding restrooms. We talk about why Kaeley feels so passionately about protecting children and how we can love people from other perspectives even if we do not agree. She has been on the receiving end of hate mail and threats and encourages the Church to speak up in love for truth.
Please listen to Kaeley’s story and share!
Stories Kaeley shared:
- Growing up in a Christian home in Gig Harbor, Washington and going to Christian schools
- Rebelling against God after suffering abuse from a pedophile in her home
- Crying out to the Lord in the bathtub and his interesting answer
- Getting into a difficult marriage
- How God showed up miraculously after a car crash
- The “lowly worm” theology and why it’s wrong
- The conviction to learn to love her husband and her eventual decision to leave him
- The spiritual care of her pastor and church during her divorce
- Why discernment is important in applying Scripture
- The moment she had to leave her job at the YMCA
- How she connected with a lesbian legend to found a coalition
- Why she feels so passionately about the issue of gender identity
- How best to love people who believe differently than we do
Great quotes from Kaeley:
God has brought me back to himself by making me a parent.
It can be sinful to call something evil or bad or worthless when God has said that it is good.
Truth resonates with people ready to hear it.
We don’t have to compromise the truth to be loving.
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