Welcome! My name is Amy Riordan. In 2010, God put it on my heart to start sharing my testimony on my blog (formerly known as Walking in Freedom). I thought I was the only woman who struggled with pornography and same-sex attraction. Since then, my blog has grown tremendously, as women from all over the world have reached out to say they have also struggled in these same ways.

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Many of us have a deep longing for intimacy. As women, many times the deep longing to be with another woman, or the intense draw to pornography, can actually be a deep longing for intimacy. Despite what our hearts tell us, this deep longing for intimacy is not something that can be filled by sex or through emotional enmeshment with another person. It can only be fulfilled by Jesus. I have discovered there is nothing more fulfilling than intimacy with Him! 

Longing for Intimacy is a place to give hope to women who struggle with pornography, same-sex attraction, or any kind of sexual brokenness. This is also a helpful resource for friends, loved ones and churches who are desiring to encourage and minister to women in these ways.

I am a licensed pastoral counselor with the National Christian Counseling Association, and I have been ministering to women in the areas of identity, shame, trauma, same sex attractions and pornography addiction for the past 7 years. I am an author at Covenant Eyes and was featured in the documentary feature, “The Heart of the Matter: Finding Light in the Darkness of Pornography Addiction”, released in October 2014.

I enjoy sharing my testimony as a way to help break the ice and start the conversation about women in the church who struggle with sexual sin and temptation. It is my desire to help “get the ball rolling” and be a support to the local church as they minister to those in their care who struggle in this way.

I created a 4-part video series as a helpful resource for those struggling with same-sex attractions as well as church leaders who are ministering to others in this area, if you would like to check that out.

If you are looking for a speaker for your retreat or event, I enjoy speaking to groups of all kinds! Click here for more details.

Some of My Interviews/Articles/Presentations:

This is a clip of my interview from The Heart of the Matter Documentary: (See their finished film here.)


~ Amy

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There is nothing better than intimacy with Jesus. He can heal your heart and set you free!

Amy Riordan

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Happy New Years beloved of God. A mutual friend Jennifer shared your site. I have also shared the same struggle as many others. I have learned to confess what I did and trust that I have been delivered. I am just not experiencing the freedom. Like when receiving the Holy Spirit. I knew that I knew. I am just waiting.

  2. Please pray for me, I seem to just be going round in circles, Sometimes I try my hardest to fight lust and eventually fail, and then sometimes I feel that if Christ is the Saviour why is it so hard to break free?

    1. I will definitely pray for you, James. Don’t give up the fight! Jesus died for your freedom. Keep your eyes on Him. I would recommend finding someone you know (who is spiritually mature and who you can trust) to confide in and pray with/for you. A great resource that may be helpful for you, is Covenant Eyes. Check out their blog.

  3. This blog has been instrumental and helpful to me on my path to finding deliverance from the areas in my life that I have been struggling with for a long time. So thank you, Amy. 🙂

    I can relate to those dark and depressing thoughts enumerated above by Amy because I have thought most of them too. I felt that I was alone in my struggle…but I know that there are many girls like me…I just didn’t know them.


    1. You’re welcome, Hannah. 🙂 It’s been a blessing for me to hear how the Lord has been working in your life, and I’m glad to have met you.

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