Welcome to Longing for Intimacy! My name is Amy Riordan. In 2010, God put it on my heart to start sharing my story on my blog (formerly known as Walking in Freedom). I thought I was the only Christian woman who struggled with pornography and same-sex attraction, and I felt such shame and isolation. Since then, women from all over the world have reached out to say they have also wrestled with their sexuality in similar ways.
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Many of us have a deep longing for intimacy. We can try to fill this deep longing in many ways. Despite what our hearts tell us, this deep longing for intimacy is not something that can be filled by sex or through a deep emotional connection with another man or woman. Certainly, we are created to experience connection and emotional intimacy with others, but our ultimate fulfillment is found in an intimate relationship with Jesus.
Longing for Intimacy is a ministry for women wrestling with pornography, lust, issues related to sexuality, and those looking to build deeper intimacy with Jesus.
I have been ministering to women in the areas of identity, shame, lust, trauma, same-sex attraction, and pornography addiction since 2010. My book, “Longing for Intimacy: Hope for Women Struggling with Same-Sex Attraction” was released in March 2018. This book includes my own journey regarding same-sex attraction and how I found intimacy with Jesus to fulfill the deepest desires of my heart. It is now available on Amazon and other online book retailers.
Some of My Interviews/Articles/Presentations:
“Finding Accountability for Pornography When You Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction” – Beggar’s Daughter
This is a clip of my interview from The Heart of the Matter Documentary: (See their finished film here.)
- “Christians and Same-Sex Attractions” – Conrad Rocks
- “Women Struggle with Lust, Too” – Hole in My Heart Ministries
- “Overcoming Porn” – Conrad Rocks
You can find me on any of these sites:
I pray that this blog encourages you, challenges you, and gives you hope. Most importantly, I pray that you are inspired and equipped to develop an intimate relationship with Jesus. There is nothing better.