Understanding Homosexuality

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Answering Parents' Questions on Gender Confusion in Children

Glenn Stanton

To be human is to be gendered — male or female. And one of the most important jobs of a parent is to help their children develop as healthy boys or girls and into strong, confident men and women.

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Accepting My True Identity in Christ (Part 2 of 2)

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield shares her dramatic testimony of coming to faith in Jesus Christ after living as a lesbian who was vehemently opposed to Christianity and the Bible. (Part 2 of 2)

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Accepting My True Identity in Christ (Part 1 of 2)

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield shares her dramatic testimony of coming to faith in Jesus Christ after living as a lesbian who was vehemently opposed to Christianity and the Bible. (Part 1 of 2)

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'Is My Teen Struggling With Homosexuality?'

Jeff Johnston

Do you suspect that your teen is struggling with same-sex attraction? Read about how to respond in a loving and helpful way.

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When Your Child Struggles With Their Sexual Identity (Part 2 of 2)

Ann Mobley offers guidance and encouragement to parents who are struggling with their child's homosexuality. (Part 2 of 2)

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When Your Child Struggles With Their Sexual Identity (Part 1 of 2)

Ann Mobley offers guidance and encouragement to parents who are struggling with their child's homosexuality. (Part 1 of 2)

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What Is 'Gender Identity'?

God created us to reflect His image – male and female. Dr. John Money took the term “gender” and applied it to people. Now, people think of “gender” social construct that is fluid and changeable. Some think there are multiple gender identities.

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I've become sexually involved with another woman. What should I do?

G. Harrison Jones

I never thought a homosexual relationship would be part of my life story. Bewildered, I am admitting that it is. If someone could address this complicated situation with truth from God's Word, I would truly appreciate it, especially where to go from here.

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Understanding Homosexuality: Eight Helpful Resources

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

Here are eight helpful resources to help you understand and learn how to respond to homosexuality.

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When a Loved One Says, "I'm Gay"

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When a Loved One Says, "I'm Gay"

Grief—often profound and turbulent—is a common emotional response for many parents. Suddenly life seems totally out of control.

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Homosexuality, Theology and the Church

The Bible teaches God's plan for marriage and sexuality, prohibiting homosexuality. We stand for truth and reach out in love to LGBT-identified people.

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Freedom from Homosexuality

Some people with same-sex attractions don’t want to be “gay.” People have the right to pursue change from unwanted homosexuality.

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Reclaiming Your Identity in the Father's Love (Part 2 of 2)

Singer-songwriter Dennis Jernigan recounts his former struggles with homosexuality and describes how he found hope, restoration and a new identity through his personal relationship with Jesus Christ. (Part 2 of 2)

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Talking to Your Children About Transgender Issues

Jeff Johnston

Transgenderism is tough enough for adults to understand. So when our children encounter these gender-confusing messages, what do we say?

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Reclaiming Your Identity in the Father's Love (Part 1 of 2)

Singer-songwriter Dennis Jernigan recounts his former struggles with homosexuality and describes how he found hope, restoration and a new identity through his personal relationship with Jesus Christ. (Part 1 of 2)

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Transgenderism

Genesis teaches that God created humanity male and female in his image and likeness. We are divinely separated into male and female.

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When Homosexuality Hits Home for the Holidays

Your brother comes home a day early for the family gathering and privately announces, "I'm gay." How should you, a Christ follower, respond?

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What's Really True About You? (Part 2 of 2)

Pastor Dave Lomas encourages listeners to base their identity on being a beloved child of God rather than on things the culture values, such as success, personality and appearance. (Part 2 of 2)

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What's Really True About You? (Part 1 of 2)

Pastor Dave Lomas encourages listeners to base their identity on being a beloved child of God rather than on things the culture values, such as success, personality and appearance. (Part 1 of 2)

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How Should We Respond to Homosexuality? (Part 2 of 2)

Author and counselor Joe Dallas calls on the church to reach out to the gay community with a message of grace that is compassionate, consistent and clear. (Part 2 of 2)

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How Should We Respond to Homosexuality? (Part 1 of 2)

Author and counselor Joe Dallas calls on the church to reach out to the gay community with a message of grace that is compassionate, consistent and clear. (Part 1 of 2)

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My Spouse Struggles With Homosexuality

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My Spouse Struggles with Homosexuality

A homosexual struggle may take years to manifest within a marriage.

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How to Talk to Your Children About Homosexuality

The reality is, if you don’t, someone else probably will—or already is. And you may not like what they have to say.

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Leaving Homosexuality

Many people with same-sex attractions choose not to identify as homosexual, lesbian, gay or bisexual. Instead, their primary identification comes from their faith in Jesus Christ.

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More Understanding Homosexuality Resources

There are many issues regarding sexuality being faced by our culture nowadays. For a biblical perspective, look here.

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