Transgender Resources

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:1-2

Counseling for Sexual Identity Concerns: A Measured, Careful, and Compassionate approach
A Focus on the Family statement regarding professional therapies.

When Transgender Issues Enter Your World
This free, downloadable resource helps you understand transgenderism in the culture and explains the Christian perspective of “gender ideology.” It also offers guidance for how to respond well when transgender issues affect your child’s school, your private space or your family.

Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast – Listen now: Becoming the Woman God Made Me to Be
Linda Seiler tells her remarkable story of finding healing in Christ and restoration of her identity as a woman after many years of struggle with gender confusion, same-sex attraction and pornography addiction.

Helping Children with Gender Identity Confusion
This question-and-answer document offers guidance for parents or family members faced with questions about gender confusion in a child they know and love. This thorough introduction also concludes with additional resources and links.

Help for Parents, Families & Individuals

Our God is awesome and mighty in grace, truth and power. He is with us in our times of question and need. These links are aimed to help those seeking hope, direction and connection with Christian materials and organizations that offer biblical compassion and information on this topic.

Resources for Transgenderism and Gender Confusion
While we hold to biblical truth about male and female differences, we also reach out with biblical redemption and healing. This referral list is a starting point for individuals, families and churches affected by transgenderism.

Talking to Your Children About Transgender Issues
When this topic comes up in your home, be ready to have an informed conversation that educates your children with a calm, caring and truth-filled response.

‘Trading My Sorrows’ – A Story of Healing from Transgenderism
Walt Heyer struggled for years with the desire to dress in woman’s clothes and to be a woman. Read the heartening article about God’s grace, healing and forgiveness in his life.

Answering Parents’ Questions on Gender Confusion in Children
Glenn Stanton, Director of Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family, answers basic questions about parenting and gender-confusion in children. In addition to this brief article, his book gives guidance for parents helping their children develop into Secure Daughters and Confident Sons. Likewise, this audio from our broadcast offers helpful information for parents who wish to nurture a healthy gender identity in their children.

Reinforce Your Child’s Sexual Identity
Parents can seize everyday opportunities to affirm their child with affection and for who God made them.

Reliable Resources for Teaching Children About Marriage, Sexuality and Homosexuality
The resources shown here will give guidance and equip parents as they teach children about healthy sexuality, marriage and God’s design for the body.

Responding to the Transgender Issue – Parent Resource Guide
This guide is the product of a unique collaboration between organizations with very diverse political opinions and one common concern: The negative consequences of treating bodily sex as irrelevant. The resource provides input for families faced with gender activism in public schools as well as descriptions and cautionary information concerning “gender affirmative” treatment model that facilitates a child’s “transition.”

It’s difficult to understand the quickly evolving nature of this issue which questions something as basic as being male or female.  These articles help readers think about God’s design and biblical beliefs with reason, grace and love.

Talking to Your Children About Transgender Issues
Focus on the Family wants to help parents navigate this topic, so we’ve developed helpful guidelines and suggestions for addressing transgender issues with your children. (Spanish version available)

What is “Gender Identity”?
This article helps us understand the basic history and current cultural usage of this and other related terms.

What Does That Mean? Understanding Transgender Terminology
Although the use and creation of terms are ever-evolving, this list offers a starting point. Words are strategically used by gender-bending advocates to cause youth and society to have “new concepts” and possibilities. Educated awareness without fully adopting these concepts is important.

Male and Female: By Design
This series of articles explains how “gender ideology” affects our culture and public policy, describes God’s creation of humanity male and female in His image, details some biological differences between men and women, and tells about the spiritual component of this issue.

“Transgenderism” Brings Chaos from Order
A helpful article which explains the transgender agenda and gives examples of this growing movement’s impact on our culture — from education to entertainment and from restrooms to the runway.

Transgenderism – Our Position
At Focus on the Family, gender matters to us, because it matters to God. In our growing secularized and “multi-gendered” culture, we encourage you to create your own position and values statements, so you, too, can stand firm in your beliefs when you’re called on to defend them.

Why Male and Female Matter
From the Day of Dialogue website, this series of articles is suitable for teens and parents exploring God’s design for us and why it matters for relationships with others, bringing up children, and our relationship with God.

What About Intersexuality?
Although frequently confused, intersexuality is quite different from transgenderism. This article briefly explains the issues and offers suggestions for a Christian response. 

Fifty years ago, no one would’ve thought that the reality of humanity’s division into two sexes — male and female — would be questioned, much less under attack in our nation’s policies. Yet that’s the world we now live in. These articles and resources help you navigate this issue and take action in support of freedoms, parental rights, privacy and safety.

Transgenderism: Blurring the Lines
This article gives a broad overview of the issue, including:

  • Examples of gender identity disorder affecting the culture,
  • Possible influencing factors for children to believe they are the opposite sex,
  • Treatment of gender identity disorder in children,
  • The roots of the transgender activist movement and an explanation of its ideology, and,
  •  A basic understanding of God’s design for two sexes.

Desensitizing Society on Transgenderism
This short article gives numerous examples of the transgender movement’s impact on our culture, classrooms and legislation.

Public Restrooms – Your Privacy and Safety

This series includes the following articles for concerned families:

Why This School is OK with a Man Exposing Himself to Young Girls
Jim Daly’s blog tells the story of a girls swim team using the women’s locker room at a local college. The college could not stop a naked man, who believes he’s a woman, from also using the facilities.

Gender-Confusing Messages in Schools
This downloadable resource provides invaluable advice for parents whose children are exposed to the transgender agenda in education.

Our True Tolerance™ website gives other helpful information and resources for parents dealing with the homosexual and transgender activism in schools. Learn how to respond to these issues with grace and truth.

The Impact of Adding LGBT to Nondiscrimination Laws
What happens when new rights are created based on a person’s “gender identity” and “gender expression”? This article gives clear examples of freedoms threatened and innocence lost. You can also get a downloadable resource, Religious Freedom, Protecting How We Practice Our Faith.

Doctors speak out: Lupron and the ‘Diabolical’ push to sterilize, gender-transition confused kids
This article speaks about a push to put children confused about their bodies on puberty suppressants and hormone blockers like Lupron to change their physical sex. While referenced here, this writing is not completely endorsed by Focus on the family. The information may be useful to our readers for purposes of understanding this issue and furthering personal research.

Minnesota Mom on the Frontlines for Parental Rights and Protecting Children
We think you’ll be encouraged by hearing some of Emily Zinos’ story and about this new resource for parents concerned about transgender activism in schools.

Hospitals and Doctors “Transition” Hundreds of Children with Drugs, Hormones and Surgery
Rather than helping children embrace their bodily sex – male or female, many hospitals, doctors and therapists have shifted toward helping children “transition” to living as the opposite sex. In the process, they’re placing these children on a fast-moving conveyor belt toward dangerous and life-altering drugs, hormones and surgeries.

Parenting – Q&A’s

Identity – Q&A’s

God’s Design – Q&A’s

Relating to others on LGBT issues – Q&A’s

Responding in Grace on Divisive Issues
– Chip Ingram

Equipping Christians to Understand Sexuality
– Dr Juli Slattery

Responding in Grace on Divisive Issues
– Chip Ingram
Equipping Christians to Understand Sexuality
– Dr Juli Slattery

Books & Broadcasts

Books

Talking Points: Transgender book cover

Talking Points: Transgender

By: Vaughan Roberts

Loving My LGBT Neighbor book cover

Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor

By: Glenn T. Stanton

God and the Transgender Debate book cover

God and the Transgender Debate

By: Andrew T. Walker

Broadcasts

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