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  • Children & Teens
    Girls ages 5-8: I’m Glad God Made Me a Girl, by Denise Shick (Book)

    This book is a valuable tool for parents, pastors, and counselors who seek to demonstrate love and compassion as they minister to children who struggle with gender confusion.

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    I Want My Sister Back, by Denise Shick (Book)

    Ava is shocked and confused when her older sister, Riley, shares her desire to be a boy. At first, Ava keeps her sister’s secret, but then Riley cuts her hair short and demands that everyone in the family call her Rick. In this book, Ava and her family take the first steps on their journey with a loved one who struggles with gender identity. What begins as shock, confusion, and anger moves toward honesty, forgiveness, and love.

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    Parents of children ages 6-10: The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality, by Luke Gilkerson (Book)

    When it comes to the matter of teaching kids about sex, Christian parents are often confused about what to say and when to say it. The Talk is a series of 7 studies, all anchored in the Scriptures, that helps parents to talk meaningfully with children about sexuality. The study supplies elementary-age children with foundational truths about sexuality at a level they can understand.

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    When Daddy Leaves to Be a Girl, by Denise Shick (Book)

    This book can help children handle the emotional turmoil of learning that their parent wants to transition to another sex. In age-appropriate language, Denise Shick explores the fears, confusion, and anger a child may experience during these difficult circumstances.

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    The Search for Significance (Student Edition), by Robert S. McGee (Book)

    Learn how to be free to enjoy Christ’s love by replacing the lies you believe about yourself with the truth of God’s Word. Although this book is not specifically about sexuality, learning to walk in our identity in Christ is essential for wholeness.

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    Parents: Desist, Detrans and Detox: Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult, by Maria Keffler (Book)

    Nearly every parent whose child has fallen into the gender industry’s clutches has heard the same emotionally manipulative threat: agree to your child’s immediate social and medical transition, or prepare for the child’s suicide. However, a growing cadre of parents are saying “No” to this unethical and deceptive narrative. This book provides a roadmap to help families navigate the treacherous terrain of gender indoctrination, and bring their children back to reality and safety.

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    Parents: Helping Children with Gender Identity Confusion, by Focus on the Family (Article)

    This article explains the terminology and psychological background related to gender identity confusion, in addition to great advice for parents.

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    Parents: Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, by Abigail Shrier (Book)

    Until just a few years ago, gender dysphoria—severe discomfort in one’s biological sex—was vanishingly rare. Today, whole groups of female friends in colleges, high schools, and even middle schools across the country are coming out as “transgender.” Shrier offers urgently needed advice about how parents can protect their daughters in light of this concerning trend.

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    Parents: Mama Bear Apologetics Guide to Sexuality: Empowering Your Kids to Understand and Live Out God’s Design, by Hillary Morgan Ferrer and Amy Davison (Book)

    This book will equip you to: understand God’s design for gender, sex, marriage, and family as a beautiful portrait that reveals the nature of God Himself; identify the tactics being used to trick children into adopting an unbiblical view of sexuality under the guise of Christian-sounding words like love, identity, tolerance, and justice; and teach your kids to treat those who hold different beliefs with gentle, Christlike compassion without compromising biblical values.

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    Parents: When LGBTQ Hits Home, by Joe Dallas (Video)

    This 2-part video presentation equips parents to talk with their children about sexuality.

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  • Culture
    Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth, by Jeffrey Satinover, M.D. (Book)

    A Christian psychiatrist examines the latest research, refuting the alleged genetic basis for homosexuality and assessing the social power homosexuals have gained.

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    Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor: Being Friends in Grace and Truth, by Glenn T. Stanton (Book)

    Answering questions like, “What does it look like to be friends with my lesbian neighbors?” or “How should I love my gay child and his partner?” Glenn Stanton shows us how to speak the truth in love on this difficult but important issue.

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    Mama Bear Apologetics Guide to Sexuality: Empowering Your Kids to Understand and Live Out God’s Design, by Hillary Morgan Ferrer and Amy Davison (Book)

    This book will equip you to: understand God’s design for gender, sex, marriage, and family as a beautiful portrait that reveals the nature of God Himself; identify the tactics being used to trick children into adopting an unbiblical view of sexuality under the guise of Christian-sounding words like love, identity, tolerance, and justice; and teach your kids to treat those who hold different beliefs with gentle, Christlike compassion without compromising biblical values.

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    A Queer Thing Happened to America: And What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been, by Michael L. Brown (Book)

    Brown chronicles the transformation of America over the last forty years, and addresses the question head-on: Is there really a gay agenda, or is it a fiction of the religious right?

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    Speaking of Homosexuality: Discussing the Issues with Kindness and Clarity, by Joe Dallas (Book)

    Homosexuality and gay marriage stand among perhaps the greatest defining cultural battles of our age. How does a Christian respond with love and biblical truth without adding fuel to the fire? Former gay activist Joe Dallas paves the way to peaceful conversation.

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    You’re Teaching My Child What? A Physician Exposes the Lies of Sex Ed and How They Harm Your Child, by Miriam Grossman, M.D. (Book)

    In her shocking exposé, Dr. Miriam Grossman rips back the curtain on sex education today, exposing a sordid truth.

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  • Family & Friends
    An Affair of the Mind: One Woman’s Courageous Battle to Salvage Her Family From the Devestation of Pornography, by Laurie Hall (Book)

    Laurie Hall’s story reveals pornography’s subversive side and offers comfort, encouragement, insight, and a plan of action to women whose husbands are addicted.

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    The Bridge Between Us, by Melinda Patrick (Podcast)

    As the news comes that your child has embraced an LGBTQ identity, life as you know it changes. Questions begin to arise. As Christian parents, one of the biggest is: How do we love our child with grace and Truth?

    The Bridge Between Us Podcast discusses how to love our child well while not compromising Truth.

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    How Do You Like Me Now? When a Child, Parent, Spouse, or Sibling Says They’re Gay, by Pure Passion Media (YouTube Video)

    What do you do when a loved one tells you they’re homosexual? How do you bear witness to the biblical reality without losing their love & affection? Learn from others who have found themselves in that position. Featuring ReStory board member Joe Dallas and founder Ginger Haan.

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    If You Loved Me, You’d Approve, by Joe Dallas (YouTube Video)

    “This workshop addresses 7 common arguments or questions parents get from their gay loved ones, such as “If you loved me you’d approve!”, “Why won’t you come to my wedding?”, and “I can’t change so I have to be true to myself.” Drawing from over 30 years of working with Christian families in this situation, Joe will offer concise responses and practical, biblically-based approaches to take when someone you love is gay.

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    Like Mother, Like Daughter?: The Effects of Growing Up in a Homosexual Home, by Jakii Edwards (Book)

    What’s it like for children to be raised by a gay parent or gay parents? Written by a woman who was raised by a lesbian mother, this book gives the reader a unique look at a growing cultural movement.

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    On the Journey: Parents of LGBTQ Children, by Keith and René (YouTube Video)

    Keith & René have been on a journey with an LGBTQ-identified child. A family support ministry, Hearts of Hope, was birthed out of their experiences. They will be sharing some of what they have learned along the way and the hope that continues to grow as they wait to see the fulfillment of God’s redemptive work in their family.

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    Someone I Love Is Gay: How Family & Friends Can Respond, by Anita Worthen and Bob Davies (Book)

    Finding out that a child, spouse, relative or friend is homosexual can be an unwelcome surprise. You’re hit with a complex combination of emotions and flooded with questions. At the same time, someone you care about deeply may be awaiting your response. What should you say?

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    When Homosexuality Hits Home: What to Do When a Loved One Says, “I’m Gay,” by Joe Dallas (Book)

    There’s something I need to tell you…I’m gay.” These are hard words to hear from a beloved family member. From his many years of helping families answer tough questions about homosexuality, Joe Dallas offers you sound, compassionate, and biblically accurate advice as you take a journey you never anticipated.

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    When Someone You Love is Transgender, by Joe Dallas (YouTube Video)

    Joe outlines some of the common challenges families face when a loved one is transgender, including the emotions they’re likely to face, the questions they’re likely to be asked, the questions they’re likely to have, how to answer common arguments they’re likely to hear, and how and when to draw the right boundaries.

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    Focus on the Family Resources (Website)

    Additional resources for family/friends.

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  • Inner Healing / Deliverance

     

    Choosing Forgiveness: Turning from Guilt, Bitterness and Resentment Towards a Life of Wholeness and Peace, by John and Paula Sandford and Lee Bowman (Book)

    Sin and forgiveness are not exciting or happy issues to think about, and most people try to avoid dealing with them whenever possible, yet forgiveness is a crucial and pivotal element to spiritual and personal growth. If you want to be happy, to be healthy, and to grow in relationships with others, forgiveness is not an option; it is a necessity.

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    Deliverance and Inner Healing, by John Sandford and Mark Sandford (Book)

    John Loren Sandford and Mark Sandford bring understanding and reconciliation between the disciplines of deliverance and inner healing. They correct misunderstandings, identify abuses, and present direction for using both ministries effectively.

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    Emotional Dependency, by Lori Thorkelson Rentzel (Book)

    Emotional dependency occurs when the ongoing presence and nurturing of another is believed to be necessary for personal security. This nurturing might come in many different forms, such as attentiveness, listening, admiration, counsel, affirmation, and time spent together. Lori Rentzel describes the signs of emotional dependency and shows how God can bring healing and wholeness to these unhealthy relationships.

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    Healing for Damaged Emotions, by David A. Seamands (Book)

    In this classic work, David Seamands encourages us to live compassionately with ourselves as we allow the Holy Spirit to heal our past. As he helps us name hurdles in our lives—such as guilt, poor self-worth, and perfectionism—he shows us how we can find freedom from our pain and enjoy the abundant life God wants for us.

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    The Healing Presence: Curing the Soul Through Union with Christ, by Leanne Payne (Book)

    Leanne Payne explains how Christ’s indwelling presence brings the power of the incarnation into wounded lives.

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    Introduction to Inner Healing, by Paula Sandford (Book)

    What is inner healing? Why do we need it? Is it Scriptural? An introduction to the application of God`s Word to the wounded, sinful and broken places in each of us. Suitable for use with both children and adults.

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    Restoring the Christian Soul: Overcoming Barriers to Completion in Christ through Healing Prayer, by Leanne Payne (Book)

    Payne shows how you can overcome the 3 great barriers to wholeness: inability to receive God’s forgiveness; inability to forgive others; and inability to accept yourself.

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    Transforming The Inner Man: God’s Powerful Principles for Inner Healing and Lasting Life Change, by John and Paula Sandford (Book)

    This foundational book will equip each believer with the basic steps to a life-transforming, deeper intimacy with the Father. The Sandfords challenge every believer to focus on change from the inside out, a change that will last.

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  • Pornography / Sexual Addiction

     

    Breaking Free: Understanding Sexual Addiction and the Healing Power of Jesus, by Russell Willingham (Book)

    We are bombarded with sex everywhere we turn. When this ever-present temptation mixes with human weaknesses and unmet needs, many get pulled into addiction to sexually sinful behavior. Russell Willingham speaks from his own experience and that of the many he has counseled about the hope, forgiveness, and healing that Jesus offers.

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    False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction, by Dr. Harry W. Schaumburg (Book)

    With frank honesty, False Intimacy offers realistic direction to those whose lives or ministries have been impacted by sexual addiction while examining the roots behind these behaviors.

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    Five Steps to Breaking Free From Porn, by Joe Dallas (Book)

    Porn has become so commonplace, even among Christians, that its use has woven itself into the daily lives of countless men and women, disrupting marriages and short-circuiting believers’ effectiveness for God. Five Steps to Breaking Free from Porn points the way to freedom and gives readers the tools they need to put the porn habit behind them forever.

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    The Game Plan: The Men’s 30-Day, by Joe Dallas (Book)

    Drawing from his experience as a counselor and his own hard-earned lessons, Dallas’ method is innovative and simple, equipping men caught up in porn and sexual sin with the ability to abandon that behavior and never return.

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    Sexual Healing: A Biblical Guide to Finding Freedom From Every Major Area of Sexual Sin and Brokenness, by Dr. David Kyle Foster (Book)

    A comprehensive reference tool including chapters on the causes and healing path for Homosexuality, Pornography, Child Sexual Abuse, Sex Addiction, Masturbation, Transgender Confusion, Voyeurism/Exhibitionism, and more. Also includes chapters on God’s Design for Sex, Intimacy with God, Grace vs. Performance, and Failure.

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    Strength in Weakness: Healing Sexual and Relational Brokenness, by Andrew Comiskey (Book)

    Andrew Comiskey sees our weakness as “a threshold for holy power”–the point at which God can meet us for healing and equip us for service. Telling real-life stories of despair, hope and lasting change, Comiskey lays out the foundations for healing from relational and sexual sin.

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    Ten Lies Men Believe About Porn: The Lies That Keep Men in Bondage, and the Truth That Sets Them Free, by Stephen Kuhn (Book)

    The battle to resist pornography is brutal. Its lure just seems too powerful. No matter how hard we try, we just can’t get free from pornography. What if the battle you’ve been fighting isn’t even the real battle?

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  • Same-Sex Attraction (General)

     
     

    Trans-Formation: A Former Transgender Responds to LGBTQ, by Linda A. Seiler, PhD (Book)

    Drawing from her academic research and her own eleven-year journey out of transgender desires and same-sex attractions, Dr. Seiler answers questions such as: What does the Bible say about sexual orientation and gender identity? Are people born gay or trans? Why are teenagers adopting LGBTQ identities at alarming rates? How do we navigate conversations with LGBTQ-identified loved ones?

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    The Broken Image: Restoring Personal Wholeness through Healing Prayer, by Leanne Payne (Book)

    Presents documented case studies of homosexuals and lesbians who have experienced transformation through applied healing prayer.

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    Coming Out of Homosexuality: New Freedom for Men and Women, by Bob Davies and Lori Rentzel (Book)

    Do you want God’s will for your life — but struggle with gay or lesbian desires? The authors of this book understand your dilemma. This is not a theoretical book: it is a practical guide for people struggling with same-sex desires.

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    My Genes Made Me Do It! Homosexuality and the Scientific Evidence, by NE and BE Whitehead (Book)

    The authors explore the question of whether our sexual orientation is inherited or if it is a product of our upbringing and/or environment. This is a summary of more than 20 years of research into homosexuality that draws on more than 10,000 scientific papers and publications from all sides of the debate.

    Free PDF download available!

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    Portraits of Freedom: 14 People Who Came Out of Homosexuality, by Bob Davies and Lela Gilbert (Book)

    Some believe that “once gay” means “always gay.” While Portraits of Freedom offers no one-size-fits-all answers, it does show that with Christ healing and change are possible.

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    Potential Causes of Homosexual Confusion, by Pure Passion Media (YouTube Video)

    Pure Passion Media presents a conversation exploring some potential causes of homosexual confusion in a man or woman. This resource explores one’s past and what could create confusion for one’s sexuality.

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    Primary Causes for Sexual Identity Confusion: Homosexuality and Bisexuality, by Dr. David Kyle Foster (Free eBook)

    We were all created to be heterosexual. People who find that they are sexually attracted to a member of their own sex suffer from sexual identity confusion. Something has occurred in their formative years to damage or veil their naturally created heterosexual design.

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    Pursuing Sexual Wholeness: How Jesus Heals the Homosexual, by Andrew Comiskey (Book)

    Real help for Christians who struggle with homosexuality and for those who minister to them.

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    Such Were Some of You, by Pure Passion Media (YouTube Video)

    “Such Were Some of You” features interviews with a “cloud of present-day witnesses” who testify to the life-transforming power of Jesus Christ. This 2-hour documentary tells the story of how people develop homosexual confusion and how Jesus Christ brings healing from those things that contribute to their same-sex attractions. Featuring licensed Assemblies of God pastor Brenna Kate Simonds’ testimony.

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    Restored Hope Network (Ministry Coalition & Resources)

    Restored Hope Network (RHN) is a coalition of ministries serving those who desire to overcome relational and sexual issues in their lives and those impacted by homosexuality. RHN works alongside the body of Christ, the Church, and to connect those seeking help with local member ministries and other resources that are available, as well as support, equip, and connect the local member ministries. Restored Hope was born to declare that Jesus has life-changing power for all who seek Him.

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    Transformation of a Homosexual: What Change Looks Like, by Dr. David Kyle Foster (Article)

    Often in discussions surrounding homosexuality, there is an absence of those who could speak on the topic of “change” for the homosexual. Biblically, change is no less an expectation for the homosexual than it is for the porn addict, the liar, the murderer or anyone else who has been under the power of sin. The question is not “Can a homosexual change?” but “What might change look like for the one who has been trapped in homosexual confusion but has now decided to follow Jesus Christ?”

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    What the Bible Says About Homosexuality and Restoration: A Discussion in Truth and Love, by Dr. David Kyle Foster (Free eBook)

    What the Bible Says About Homosexuality is a resource to help you discover God’s truth about a much-debated subject. The material is presented in a loving and compassionate way in an effort to help people know what God has to say about homosexuality as well as healing and restoration.

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  • Same-Sex Attraction (Men)
    Crisis in Masculinity, by Leanne Payne (Book)

    A call to fathers to affirm their children even when they have never experienced affirmation from their own fathers, Crisis in Masculinity points the way to wholeness for men and the women in their lives.

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    Desires in Conflict: Hope for Men Who Struggle with Sexual Identity, by Joe Dallas (Book)

    With a very personable style, the author walks step-by-step with you down the path to healing. First he lays the foundation to spiritual health including motivation to change; then he moves on to topics such as the origins of homosexual orientation, the process of change, sexual integrity, dating, marriage and more. This book has been banned by Amazon.

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    Destiny Bridge, by Frank Worthen (Book)

    Autobiography – Can gays change? Frank Worthen answers this question with his own powerful story.

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    Testimony: Michael Newland (YouTube Video)

    Mike serves as Operations Manager of ReStory Ministries. This video shows a snapshot of Mike’s journey of finding healing and transformation in Christ.

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    Understanding Male Homosexuality, by Joe Dallas (YouTube Video)

    Joe Dallas is the Director of Genesis Counseling in California. He is the author of several books, including Desires in Conflict: Hope for Men who Struggle with Sexual Identity. In this session, he explains some of the possible factors involved in the development of male homosexuality. Following his presentation, Jeff Johnston, an issues analyst at Focus on the Family, shares his story of leaving homosexuality.

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  • Same-Sex Attraction (Women)

     

    All Things New: A Former Lesbian’s Lifelong Search for Love, by Debora Barr (Book)

    Debora’s life is fully exposed as she shares her private journal full of prayers to God, and her communication with close friends. She was completely transformed by her exposure to the Word of God and her interaction with men and women who demonstrated the unconditional love of Christ towards her when she expected condemnation.

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    Out of Egypt: One Woman’s Journey Out of Lesbianism, by Jeanette Howard (Book)

    While living in California Jeanette began to address a number of personal issues including gender dysphoria, same-sex attraction, and familial relationship problems bringing each area into the light and truth of the Bible.

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    Restoring Sexual Identity: Hope for Women Who Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction, by Anne Paulk (Book)

    Are you or someone you know struggling with same-sex attraction? Women, their families and friends wrestling with this issue will find practical advice for healing and change. This book has been banned by Amazon.

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  • Sexual Abuse

     

    Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life After Boyhood Sexual Abuse, by Richard B. Gartner (Book)

    Providing empowering action steps and written specifically for survivors of male sexual abuse as well as their spouses, partners, and loved ones, Beyond Betrayal is based on Gartner’s decades of experience as a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and advocate for sexually abused men. Beyond Betrayal shows you that you can take charge of your recovery while living your life to its fullest potential.

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    Door of Hope: Recognizing and Resolving the Pains of Your Past, by Jan Frank (Book)

    As a victim of incest herself, Jan Frank understands the myriad emotions that victims struggle with and offers ten proven steps toward recovery.

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    Healing the Wounded Heart: The Heartache of Sexual Abuse and the Hope of Transformation, by Dan B. Allender (Book)

    Allender offers hope for victims of rape, date rape, incest, molestation, sexting, sexual bullying, unwanted advances, pornography, and more, exposing the raw wounds that are left behind and clearing the path toward wholeness and healing.

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    Healing Victims of Sexual Abuse: How to Counsel and Minister to Hearts Wounded by Abuse, by Paula Sandford (Book)

    This books gives love, acceptance, and healing to the victims of sexual abuse–the abused, the abuser, and their families. Through the many various stories of tragedy to triumph and practical tools for healing, this book leads the reader into new dimensions of hope, healing, and wholeness.

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  • Theology / Pastors

     
     

    Trans-Formation: A Former Transgender Responds to LGBTQ, by Linda A. Seiler, PhD (Book)

    Drawing from her academic research and her own eleven-year journey out of transgender desires and same-sex attractions, Dr. Seiler answers questions such as: What does the Bible say about sexual orientation and gender identity? Are people born gay or trans? Why are teenagers adopting LGBTQ identities at alarming rates? How do we navigate conversations with LGBTQ-identified loved ones?

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    Answering Pro-Gay Theology, by Joe Dallas (YouTube Video)

    As someone formerly under the deception of pro-gay theology, Joe refutes pro-gay revisionist theology with biblical truth.

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    The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics, by Robert A. J. Gagnon (Book)

    Gagnon offers the most thorough analysis to date of the biblical texts relating to homosexuality. He demonstrates why attempts to classify the Bible’s rejection of same-sex intercourse as irrelevant for our contemporary context fail to do justice to the biblical texts and to current scientific data.

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    The Case For Truth, by Joe Dallas (YouTube Video)

    Joe Dallas is an author, speaker, and ordained pastoral counselor, helping people reclaim godly sexuality. In this video, Joe talks about the biblical case for truth regarding our sexuality.

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    The Complete Christian Guide to Understanding Homosexuality: A Biblical and Compassionate Response to Same-Sex Attraction, by Joe Dallas and Nancy Heche (Book)

    This well-researched and highly readable guide is the perfect go-to manual for families, church workers, counselors, pastors, civic leaders, schools, and those who themselves struggle with same-sex attraction.

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    The 5 Streams: Differing Responses to LGBTQ, by Linda Seiler (Book Excerpt with Quick Reference Chart)

    Dr. Linda A. Seiler outlines the five different streams of thought common today among Christians. Knowledge of the differing streams and their corresponding perspectives is critical when it comes to navigating LGBTQ resources with discernment.

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    Fully Alive: A Biblical Vision of Gender That Frees Men and Women to Live Beyond Stereotypes, by Dr. Larry Crabb (Book)

    What makes a man masculine? A woman feminine? Did God design the two genders so differently? If so, why? The answers to these questions will free women and men to gladly embrace all that it means to be fully alive as gendered bearers of God’s image who can profoundly impact others for good by the way they relate.

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    The Gay Gospel? How Pro-Gay Advocates Misread the Bible, by Joe Dallas (Book)

    Joe Dallas helps readers understand what pro-gay theology is and how to confront it. He offers a balance between conviction and compassion and a practical guide to communicating with those who have embraced the pro-gay Christian movement.

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    Homosexuality: A New Christian Ethic, by Elizabeth R. Moberly (Book)

    Presents a psychoanalytic interpretation that shifts the focus of the debate on homosexuality from the legitimacy of sexual expression to the underlying root causes.

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    The Meaning of Sex: Christian Ethics and the Moral Life Paperback, by Dennis P. Hollinger (Book)

    Our culture is not only sex-crazed but also deeply confused about sex and sexual ethics. Unfortunately, Christians seem equally confused, and the church has tended to respond with simplistic answers. Hollinger argues that there is indeed a God-given meaning to sex that provides a framework for a biblical sexual ethic that adequately addresses the many contemporary moral issues.

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    Sexual Ethics: An Evangelical Perspective Paperback, by Stanley J. Grenz (Book)

    In this biblically grounded study, Stanley Grenz synthesizes theology, ethics, and current medical research to offer an evangelical perspective on the profound role which sexuality plays in our lives, and in doing so, calls the church to be a reconciling community which proclaims God’s grace to all.

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    Sexuality & Truth, by Joe Dallas (YouTube Video)

    Joe Dallas is an author, speaker, and ordained pastoral counselor, helping people reclaim godly sexuality. In this video, Joe talks about the Biblical truth for sexuality.

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    The Social God and the Relational Self: A Trinitarian Theology of the Imago Dei, by Stanley J. Grenz (Book)

    In this volume, Stanley Grenz creatively extends the insights of contemporary Trinitarian thought to theological anthropology. The Social God and the Relational Self is an example of theological construction as an ongoing conversation involving biblical texts, the theological heritage of the Christian tradition, and the contemporary historical/social context.

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    Theology of Transformation, by Linda A. Seiler, Ph.D. (YouTube Video)

    Dr. Seiler presents a theology of Transformation. In her presentation for the Restored Hope Network conference, she takes us through passages and stories that give one hope for change in any area of life, sexuality included.

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    Why Gender Matters, by Linda Seiler (YouTube Video)

    This generation doesn’t want to know that homosexual behavior is wrong, they want to know why. In this video, Linda offers a biblical theology of sexuality, explaining how God’s design for sexuality images the gospel and why homosexual behavior and any other sexual act outside of a one-man-with-one-woman marriage covenant are excluded.

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  • Transgender / Gender Identity

     

    Trans-Formation: A Former Transgender Responds to LGBTQ, by Linda A. Seiler, PhD (Book)

    Drawing from her academic research and her own eleven-year journey out of transgender desires and same-sex attractions, Dr. Seiler answers questions such as: What does the Bible say about sexual orientation and gender identity? Are people born gay or trans? Why are teenagers adopting LGBTQ identities at alarming rates? How do we navigate conversations with LGBTQ-identified loved ones?

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    Becoming the Woman God Made Me to Be, by Focus on the Family with guest Linda A. Seiler, Ph.D. (YouTube Video)

    Linda shares her remarkable story of growing up wishing she was a boy. She describes her 20-plus-year struggle with gender confusion, same-sex attraction, and porn addiction, which became infinitely worse after her conversion to Christ.

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    Desist, Detrans and Detox: Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult, by Maria Keffler (Book)

    Nearly every parent whose child has fallen into the gender industry’s clutches has heard the same emotionally manipulative threat: agree to your child’s immediate social and medical transition, or prepare for the child’s suicide. However, a growing cadre of parents are saying “No” to this unethical and deceptive narrative. This book provides a roadmap to help families navigate the treacherous terrain of gender indoctrination, and bring their children back to reality and safety.

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    A Gospel Response to Gender Dysphoria, by Linda A. Seiler, Ph.D. (YouTube Video)

    Linda has clear teaching on this topic from a studied biblical perspective as well as from a personal perspective of having deeply struggled with wanting to be a male as a youth and young adult.

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    Helping Children with Gender Identity Confusion, by Focus on the Family (Article)

    This article explains the terminology and psychological background related to gender identity confusion, in addition to great advice for parents.

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    Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, by Abigail Shrier (Book)

    Until just a few years ago, gender dysphoria—severe discomfort in one’s biological sex—was vanishingly rare. Today, whole groups of female friends in colleges, high schools, and even middle schools across the country are coming out as “transgender.” Shrier offers urgently needed advice about how parents can protect their daughters in light of this concerning trend.

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    My Daddy’s Secret, by Denise Shick and and Jerry Gramckow (Book)

    Heartbreaking true story of the effects of a father’s secret sexual addiction on his daughter whom he made his confidante when she was 9 years old. The authors hope this book will provide new insights into the pain such addictions inflict on families-and insight into God’s amazing grace in healing those pains.

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    Should I Call Him Her? The TRANSGENDER Puzzle, by Joe Dallas (YouTube Video)

    When someone you’ve always known as “him” now asks you to call him “her,” how do you make sense of all the pronouns and what the Bible tells us about gender? Today we tackle The Transgender Pronoun Puzzle, remembering always to be respectful even if our worldview and beliefs don’t always match up with our friends.

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    The Spiritual Reality Behind the Transgender Movement, by Dr. David Kyle Foster (Article)

    There is a spiritual war of the worlds going on in the shadows of our everyday awareness. Nowhere is this battle more pronounced today than in the rise of the transgender movement, the front lines in Satan’s scheme to deface and destroy the image of God. The problem is, most transgender people are unaware of the forces that drive them in unhealthy directions.

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    Talking Points: Transgender, by Vaughan Roberts (Book)

    Short guide that combines great pastoral sensitivity with biblical clarity, offering an overview and a starting point for constructive discussion as we seek to live in a world with different values, and love, serve and relate to transgender people.

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    Tranzformed: Finding Peace With Your God Given Gender, by Pure Passion Media (YouTube Video)

    15 former transgenders join experts bear witness to what Jesus Christ can do for those who struggle with gender dysphoria. Featuring ReStory Board member Linda Seiler’s powerful testimony.

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    Understanding Gender Confusion: A Faith Based Perspective, by Denise Shick (Book)

    Sometimes people think if they pray or wish hard enough, their transgender tendencies will just disappear. This is an unrealistic expectation. The problem takes years to develop. The restoration likewise takes a lengthy healing and restorative process.

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    When Hope Seems Lost: How to Deal With Transgenderism in the Christian Community, by Denise Shick (Book)

    There is a great deal of mystery and confusion about how to deal with transgenderism in the Christian community. This book provides a resource to the church and families that have faced the issue.

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    Help 4 Families (Ministry)

    When transgenderism hits home, Help 4 Families is available to help you navigate through this time. There is hope. You are not alone.

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    Sex Change Regret (Website)

    Walt had gender reassignment surgery in 1983. Hormones and genital surgery could not solve the underlying issues driving his gender dysphoria. He has written a number of books on transgender issues.

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