The two have featured their relationship on social media since announcing it in November. A post shared by Glennon Doyle glennondoyle on Feb 14, at 6: Her partner is a woman and that woman is celebrity soccer champ Abby Wambach. Feels like the world could use all the love it can get right now. So today, I'm sharing with you my new love.
Glennon Doyle Melton has reiterated for years her position affirming that same-sex marriage is not sinful and celebrating love in various forms. Another Christian mom and blogger, Jen Hatmaker, came under fire last month for announcing her support of same-sex marriage for the first time.
We have family dinners together — all six of us — and Abby cooks. We are a modern, beautiful family. Our children are loved. And because of all of that love, they are brave. Parenting blogger and author Glennon Doyle Melton gives advice to followers during a Facebook live chat April 16, Gilbert announced in September she was in a romantic relationship with her female best friend, just two months after divorcing over the summer.
Both women value transparency and share an open-life-memoir writing style. Both have undergone spiritual journeys, separations and sexual awakenings. Glennon Doyle Melton Scott McIntyre for The Washington Post The two confessional authors also share a connection in a woman so inspirational that her name has become shorthand for a spirituality of its own: Melton and Gilbert have appeared on her career-making book list and popular programs.
Gilbert and Melton met for the first time last fall, but Melton has long admired and been inspired by Gilbert. The UCC is a mainline denomination that advocated for and affirms same-sex marriage.
It numbers about 5, congregations and 1 million adherents. Support for same-sex marriage continues to edge up among Christians each year, though white mainline Protestants and Catholics, most of whom are in favor, remain more than twice as likely to endorse the practice as white evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center report. Then she found out her husband was cheating. Wambach grew up in a Catholic home but began dating girls in late high school, which put her at odds with the faith she was raised with.
She mentioned during an NPR interview in September that she had been revisiting her religious convictions. Melton described her relationship to Wambach: Not just with her words but with her entire being. She has never been afraid to be herself, even when the world told her not to be.
I learn from her everyday about the woman I want to become. She is committed to her friends and family. She has this sense of country and honor and chivalry that feels beautiful to me.