What Christ opens no man can shut; what Christ shuts, no man can open.
But for all who are in Christ, who are truly His, we can say this with utter confidence: the old has gone, and the new has come.
The Inklings are no more, but their dream has not died.
Whether anyone else sees it or not, the Father loves it when earthly fathers image his goodness and grace, and provide for their family, and lead their family spiritually, and protect their wife and children.
Take hope in this, Christian: Jesus is bigger than any attraction, any lust, any unbiblical identity.
People do not want to be talked down to in our time; deep down in their bones, they want someone to challenge them, elevate them, and call them to become something greater than they are.