Books and Other Recommended Resources

  • 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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    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

     

    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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    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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    On the Journey: Parents of LGBTQ Children (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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    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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    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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    A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality, by Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D. (book)

    Based on clinical experience, this book delivers practical advice and hope to parents who seek to lay the foundation for a healthy attachment with their children, and a normal heterosexual identity.

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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”

    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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    Focus on the Family Resources (website)

    Helpful 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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    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

    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

    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

    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

     

    At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry, by Steve Gallagher (book)

    With no possibility of insulating themselves from sexual temptation, countless numbers of Christian men are drowning in this bottomless ocean of lust. Gallagher masterfully exposes the real roots of sexual addiction, clearly marks the path to a victorious life, and conclusively affirms the authority of God’s Word through personal testimony.

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    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)

     

    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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    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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    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.

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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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    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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  • Same-Sex Attraction (Men)
    HOPE 2013 Michael’s Story, by Michael Newland (YouTube Video)

    Mike serves as the Executive Director of ReStory Ministries. This 2013 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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    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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    Reparative Therapy Of Male Homosexuality: A New Clinical Approach, by Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D. (book)

    This book explores a reparative psychotherapy based on an understanding of the development of gender identity, offering to help the man dealing with unwanted same-sex attractions. The premise is that homosexuality is an attempt to repair the wound of the boy alienated from his own innate masculinity.

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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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  • Teens and Children
    I’m Glad God Made Me a Girl, by Denise Shick (book)

    For girls ages 5-8. 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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    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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    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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  • Theology / Pastors
    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 legitmacy of sexual expression to the underlying root causes.

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  • Transgender / Gender Identity
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sex Change Regret

    Website – Heyer 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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