Lupu, Alexandru. “Son of the Cornfield: A Story of Faith and Sexuality”, Independently Published, 2020.
Sexuality and Faith
In “Son of the Cornfield: A Story of Faith and Sexuality”, writer Alexandru Lupu share how his “sexual abuse, for all its devastation and debilitating force, put me on a path of self-discovery and self-acceptance.”
When the hateful words of his parents brought him almost to suicide, Alexandru heard a voice that completely changed him and his existence. He left his home in Romania to move to the Netherlands and later on to Australia, something he could have never thought about before.
He set out on a journey to understand how to bring his sexuality to his faith. He had thought that his identity lay in finding the right person to live with for the rest of his life. Moving from one relationship to another, one day he found a man who taught him that his selfhood resides in the love of his God.
“Son of the Cornfield” exposes a childhood that was formed by abuse, loneliness, and faith. Alexandru’s story is his raw and we feel his vulnerability. He becomes an inspiration as a man who has found his true identity.