Links and Resources

Links and Resources

I know this is a big list, so at the beginning of each category I’ve highlighted a couple links to go to first if you have limited time. The links at the beginning of each category are the ones I find most important or helpful and they are in a green font.

Please let me know if you come across any dead links, or if you have other links you’d like me to read. I will be continually updating this page. Keep in mind that I don’t necessarily agree with all of what is written, or all that every organization believes.

 

Link Categories – Click on a Category title to go there

Friends Healing from Crossdressing
Testimonies
Crossdressing, Autogynephilia, and Transgender Issues
Critiquing Transgender Ideologies
Male and Female Sex/Gender Differences and Role Differences
Pornography, Sexual Sin, and Addiction
Ministries and Organizations
Homosexuality
Miscellaneous Links – Books, Music, Etc.

 

Friends Healing from Crossdressing

*Vested Interest – “My Struggle with Crossdressing.”
*Prodigal Ministries Blog TestimonyJerry Armelli’s blog posts about his recovery from transgenderism.
Recovery Dogs
Transsexual Anonymous
Motion Started – Breathing Wanted – Life Without Crossdressing, Transgenderism and/or Gender Confusion.
Comfort in Paradox
Recovering Through Faith – The diary of a recovering sex addict.

 

Testimonies

*First Stone Ministries – Testimonies Page.
*My Un-ordinary life Blog written by a wife of a crossdresser sharing her painful experiences.
*Matt MooreWebsite by Christian who experiences same-sex attraction, including personal testimonies and helpful articles.
Help 4 Families Testimonies Page – Many testimonies from Christians who struggled with crossdressing or transgenderism.
Randall Wayne’s Testimony How he gave up a crossdressing addiction through Christ’s help.
I Couldn’t Live the Lie of My Sexuality – About struggling with same-sex attraction and wanting to be a woman.
How I found Freedom from Gender Confusion Part 1
How I found Freedom from Gender Confusion Part 2.
Restored Hope Network Testimony Page – Testimonies about healing from same-sex attraction, sexual sin, and gender dysphoria.
Gae Hall’s testimony – About having a transgendered husband.
Raising a Child with Gender Brokenness – Hopeful testimony from Harvest USA.
Jerry Leach’s testimony – About overcoming crossdressing and transgenderism.
Andrew Franklin’s Video testimony – About Jesus bringing him out of homosexuality.
Sam’s story – He talks about freedom from his past crossdressing and freedom from the desire to become a woman.
Finding Comfort – Testimony of a Christian pastor in the UK who found freedom from crossdressing.
Sy Rogers – His video testimony about finding freedom from homosexuality and transsexualism.
Sy Rogers – His written testimony called “The Man in the Mirror.”
Sy Rogers – His youtube page called Brave New Day showing videos of his speaking engagements.
Perry Desmond’s Testimony
Voices of Change – Whole website dedicated to sharing testimonies of those who have experienced authentic change in sexual attraction.
Sex Change Regret – A testimony of Walt Heyer – from male to female and back again. Website devoted to helping people avoid the pitfall of trying to change gender.
I Was a Transgender Woman – Walt Heyer’s testimony of being a former transsexual.
Walt Heyer’s Video Interview – Christian and former transsexual.
Wesley Hill – “Between Presumption and Despair: Practicing the Virtue of Hope as a Celibate Gay Christian.” Has amazing parallels and theological truths that apply to crossdressers as well as to homosexuals.
Your Brain on Porn testimonies – Specifically testimonies of those who overcame addiction to pornography, including transsexual pornography.
Ricardo Testimony – Christian Testimony of an ex-transvestite prostitute.
Testimony about Ricardo – Written by pastor Jim Cymbala from Brooklyn Tabernacle about the same man as above.
Joide Miranda – “The Intimacy of an Ex-Transvestite.”
Testimony of former transsexual
The Story of a Same-Sex Attracted Pastor and Husband – Good video testimony by Sam Allberry.
Interview with Rosaria Butterfield – Former lesbian and atheist who became a Christian.
Greg Johnson’s Testimony – About being a celibate gay Christian. Speaking at PCA General Assembly.
Spring 2017 issue of Harvest USA magazine – Testimonies and articles on topics such as same-sex attraction, marriage, and pornography.
Gas Mark Six – Painful story of a woman’s relationship to her crossdressing husband/partner. (I am not suggesting the entire blog, just this one post).
It’s not conversion therapy to learn to love your body: A teen desister tells her story – Not a Christian testimony, but very helpful analysis of dysphoria.
I was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It was all a Sham.

 

Crossdressing, Autogynephilia, and Transgender Issues

*The Transvestic Career Path – Interesting article about how one develops into a transvestite or crossdresser. Talks a lot about the internal marriage that is created where the crossdresser functions as both husband and wife.
*Transvestites and Transsexuals: Toward a Theory of Cross-Gender Behavior Written by Richard F. Docter. Click the link for a free PDF of the book. Very thorough analysis of heterosexual crossdressers, looking at causes, motivations, and lifestyles.
*Nashville Statement on Biblical SexualityDeclaration by a broad group of evangelical Christians stating their position on gender, sex, transgenderism, intersex conditions, marriage, and sexuality. The closest thing we have to a modern Christian creed on transgenderism.
*Understanding Gender Dypshoria – Very comprehensive Christian book by Mark Yarhouse. I don’t agree with every part of it, but it explains well the various perspectives on gender dysphoria, examines the research that has been done, and talks about various treatment options.
*God and the Transgender Debate – A book of great theological reflection on the issues of gender dysphoria and gender identity.
*Joan or John? – Article at The Gospel Coalition about giving pastoral care to a transgendered person.
*”The Man Who Would be Queen: The Science of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism” – A free book by J. Michael Bailey. The book explains autogynephilia, motivations for crossdressing, and examines different types of transsexuals.
*Harvest USA Blog – Blog run by the Christian organization Harvest USA about topics like transgender, pornography, and same-sex attraction.
*The Psychpathology of “sex reassignment” surgery – Assessing Its Medical, Psychological, and Ethical Appropriateness. By Richard P. Fitzgibbons, M.D., Philip M. Sutton, and Dale O’Leary. This is a interesting and convincing academic article about why doing such surgeries is unethical and is actually mutilation. You have to download the file to read it.
*Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and SexualityExcellent book by Nancy Pearcey covering homosexuality and transgenderism.

Surgical SexBy Paul R. McHugh of John Hopkins University about the medical ethics of sex reassignment surgery
Prodigal Ministries Blog – Christian ministry’s blog about how to recover from transgenderism or same-sex attraction through the power and help of Christ.
Body Modification – Sermon which connects various issues together under one theme – transgenderism, crossdressing, tatooing, transableism, anorexia.
Law and Grace – Describes one perspective on how to view the Old Testament Law as Christians, which includes Deuteronomy 22:5.
Biblical View of Transgendered People and Hermaphrodites – By Sue Bohlin.
Are transsexual brains different? – Are brains different because of being born that way or because of life experience which changes brain structure?
Sex Change Info – Blog about transgenderism and warnings for those considering surgery.
Transvestism and Gender Identity Disorder in Adults – Academic entry from the Armenian medical network all about crossdressing and transgenderism – definitions, case studies, treatment, etc. 22 pages long. Some of it is very interesting, though some of it may be unhelpful.
He can Never Be She – Book by Gae Hall. About how her marriage was destroyed by transgenderism. Also talks about why crossdressing is sinful, how to deal with a husband who crossdresses, and the dangerous effects of crossdressing and transgenderism.
Transgender Identity Issues in Psychology – American Psychological Association’s many articles and resources.
American Psychological Association – LGBT Publications, Reports, and Resources.
4th Wave Now Blog – “A community of parents & others concerned about the medicalization of gender-atypical youth and rapid-onset gender dysphoria (ROGD).” Many helpful articles that are well researched about suicide threats, guidance for parents, and dealing with trans activists.
What is a Transsexual? – Blog post explaining Ray Blanchard’s theory about crossdressing and transgenderism, including an explanation of autogynephilia.
“Genitalia Are not Destiny” – But Are They Design? – Article showing a biblical argument against transgenderism.
Is Sexual Identity My Choice? – By Pastor John Piper.
Counsel for those considering transgender – By Pastor John Piper.
Crossdressing as an obsessive compulsive disorder – From the book, Cross Dressing, Sex, and Gender by Bullough. Page 352-358. Highlights the connection between OCD and crossdressing and discusses different medications for treatment.
The OCD/Depression GID Connection – Personal website discussing crossdressing and OCD connection.
Medication options for OCD/crossdressing treatment – Same website as above.
Suicide Attempts among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults
What Should the Church Say to Bruce Jenner
Is it Okay to Be a Christian and Transgendered? – Article by Desiring God.
How to Preach about Bruce Jenner
Understanding the Transgender Phenomenon – Analyzing transgenderism from a Christian perspective.
Conservative Politics and the American Religion – Exploring conservatives unwillingness to speak out about the transgender issues.
Caitlyn Jenner and Love in the Future Tense – By the Gospel Coalition, about how the Church should face transgenderism today.
The Transgender Triumph – Long informative article about transgenderism’s history in the US.
How Should We Respond to Caitlyn Jenner – Desiring God article about transgenderism.
The Real Christian Debate on Transgender Identity
Bruce or Caitlyn? He or she? Should Christians accommodate transgender naming?
For God so loved Caitlyn Jenner – Article thinking about what names and pronouns to use with transsexuals.
He or She? How Should I Refer to My Transgender Friends? – Podcast by Pastor John Piper
Child Healing – Gender Identity Disorder (Alternate Link – Marital Healing)
Gender Dysphoria in Boys – From Marital Healing
Transgender Identity: Let’s Look at the Bible
Biological Treatments for Paraphilias
Becoming What We Love: Autogynephilic transsexualism conceptualized as an expression of romantic love – Very interesting article by Anne Lawrence, a psychologist and transsexual who gives good explanation about the motivations for transsexualism.
Autogynephilia: A Paraphilic Model of Gender Identity Disorder – Article by Anne Lawrence, psychologist and transsexual, which explains the different types of crossdressers/transsexuals and their motivations.
How Should Christians Respond to the Transgender Phenomenon – First Things Article by Robert Gagnon.
Understanding Gender Dysphoria: A Reply to Gagnon – By Mark Yarhouse.
Transgender Confusion Goes Beyond Elementary School Classrooms – Sensitive look at how Christians should respond to transgender and political issues – Audio Interview of Mark Yarhouse.
Understanding Gender Dysphoria – Video Presentation by Mark Yarhouse of the main points of his book.
Understanding Gender Dysphoria Book Review Article – At Gospel Coalition.
What does the Bible say about Transgenderism / Gender Dysphoria / Gender Identity Disorder
What the Gospel has to say to Transgendered Persons – Academic and theological perspective on transgenderism.
Freud’s Sexual Inversion Hypothesis and Crossdressing – Interesting perspective on crossdressing.
Transgenderism: Blurring the Lines – Four part article by Focus on the Family.
Focus on the Family Transgender Series – Six Part Article including discussion of God creating male and female, and discussion of intersexuality.
Emasculation Trauma and Autogynephilia – One possible theory for why crossdressing desires develop.
Harvest USA Transgenderism Page – Transgenderism resources and articles given by this Christian organization.
Transgenderism: The Reshaping of Reality – Article from Harvest USA.
The Great Transgender Case of Mistaken Identity – Article from Harvest USA.
Gender Confusion: What do we say to someone? – Article from Harvest USA about caring for someone who experiences gender dysphoria.
Coming out as Gay or Transgender: Five things Parents must do Part 1 – Article from Harvest USA. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4.
Cross-Dressing Man Wants to Understand His Own Behavior – From Focus on the Family.
What Christianity Alone Offers Transgender Persons – From the Gospel Coalition.
The Christian Response to Gender Dysphoria – From the Gospel Coalition.
What Does the Bible Say about Transgenderism? – From the Gospel Coalition.
A Prayer for the Healing of the Feminine & the Masculine – Prayer from Prodigal Ministries Blog.
John Wants to Be Jane: 3 Ways to Counsel a Gender-Confused Child – From the Gospel Coalition.
Transgender: Caring for those who experience issues with gender identity – Pastoral sermon on this topic.

 

Critiquing Transgender Ideologies

*7 Troubling Questions about Transgender Theories – Excellent article from a Christian perspective about inconsistencies in transgender theories.
*When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender MomentExcellent book which dismantles transgender ideology and examines the cultural and political trends in the USA today.
*Testimony of Dr. Berger – The people we refer to as transgender are people who have feelings of unhappiness because of their sex, but there is no scientific basis for advocating that they should get surgery or special rights.
*The Diabolic Logic of Transableism – From the Gospel Coalition. Showing the links between transgenderism, anorexia, and transableism.
*Supreme Incoherence: Transgender Ideology and the End of Law – Shows the total irrationality and self-defeating nature of transgender argumentation.
*Watch: College Kids Can’t Explain why a Short White Man Isn’t a Tall Asian Woman – Great article and video showing the inconsistency and foolishness of accepting people’s identity based only on their feelings and preferences.
5 Reasons President Obama’s New Transgender Policy is Foolish – Shows the deeper problematic reasoning in transgender arguments and the potential troubling implications.
Calling Bruce Jenner a Woman is an Insult to Women – Overly harsh but still powerful article about the problem of transgenderism.
How Common is Intersex? A Response to Ann Fausto-Sterling – By Leonard Sax. Great article showing the rare occurrence of people being born truly ambiguous in their sex. I see this article as good reason not to reject the sexual binary of male and female, in contrast to Sterling.
The Transgender Con? Many “Transgender” People Regret Switch – Helpful article talking about people who have detransitioned and why, and it dismantles some transgender ideology.
But He Hasn’t God Anything On! – About being willing to speak the truth about transgenderism.
Sex without Bodies – About how our bodies matter.
Oh Gender, Thy Name is Legion – Catholic Online Article. About the Dangers of the Gender Identity Movement.
Gender Bender Madness – Catholic Online Article.
Poster Couple for an Anti-Theology of the Body – Catholic Online Article.
Gender is Gift – Catholic Online Article.
Biologicaltheoriestrans – Blog examining research into biological causes for transgenderism. It shows that brain differences can be accounted for by hormones, and that they are not present from birth. The blog also examines intersex conditions and explains why they cannot be used to argue for transgender ideology.
It’s a (tbd!) – Article showing the illogical and self-conflicting absurdity of transgender thought.
Bruce Jenner is Not a Hero – Explores the argument about having a transgender soul.
Bruce Jenner is Not a Woman, He is a Sick and Delusional Man – Overly harsh but still powerful article about strangeness of celebrating transgenderism.
The Cult of Caitlyn confirms that there is nothing progressive in transgender politics
Celebrating Confusion: The Crisis of Bruce (Not Caitlyn) Jenner
The Price of Caitlyn Jenner’s Heroism
Transgendered Gnosticism – Discussion of the dualism between spiritual and physical in transgender thought.
Who is the Caitlyn Jenner of the Transabled? – Article showing the hypocrisy of our culture on the issues of transgenderism and transableism.
Article about Dolezal and America’s Hypocrisy – Article about Dolezal forging her own identity as a black woman, even though she is white. What she is doing parallels what transsexuals do.
How We Made Too Much of Gender
Transgender arguments hinge on sex versus gender – can you choose? – Article comparing transgender to Body Integrity Identity Disorder.
How the Transgender Lobby is Using a Teen’s Death – Article showing the inconsistency of transgender arguments.
“Gender-Sensitive” Catholicism – Showing the dangers of modern gender theories and quotations by various popes on the issue.
Transgender People Need as much help as the human ken-doll – Article showing similarities between those with gender dysphoria and others who do not see themselves for who they truly are.
Becoming Disabled by Choice not by Chance – Similar to transgender reasoning.
I was born in the wrong species – Article about a woman who lives as a cat using similar reasoning as transgender arguments.
I am an Antelope – Satirical article (over the top) showing the foolishness of transgender ideology and demands.
Woman made herself blind – News article about a woman who purposely blinded herself to fulfill her lifelong wish. Similar in some ways to transgenderism.
When you Unchain the Earth from the Sun – About a man claiming to be a six year old girl. Article explores new notions about identity and the chaos that will ensue because of the changes brought about by transgender reasoning.
A Fundamental Right to Personal Recreationism? – Article about personal preference in deciding identity, such as in transgender cases and transabled people.
NYC Releases List of 31 Genders – Shows how our freedom of speech is slowly being eroded. It’s not enough for people to be free to live as the opposite sex, other people must believe and view them they are the opposite sex.
Progressivism’s Fragile Gender Realism – Shows that there are really no logically coherent arguments for transgenderism.
What is gender, anyway? – Discusses various opinions and theories about gender and transgenderism, and shows how little consensus there is.
Transgender Delusion – Written by a psychologist who wants to help transgendered people without looking at their condition simplistically.
Am I a Cat? – Swedish Video about the foolishness of claiming we can change our reality through our feelings.
Hanna Lindholm Interview – Discussing Identity and the Cat Video above.
Critically Examining the Doctrine of Gender Identity – Video Presentation by Rebecca Reilly-Cooper.
Question and Answer Session to Above Presentation – by Rebecca Reilly-Cooper.
Having Transgender Parents Will Hurt Kids like it Hurt Me – At the Federalist.
Psychiatry Professor: ‘Transgenderism’ is Mass Hysteria Similar to 1980’s-Era Junk Science – Important article about the psychological community conceding to the culture’s views about transgenderism rather than giving those with gender dysphoria the care and treatment they really need.
The Transgender Lobby’s Demands Are Not Civil Rights – Comparison of the transgender cause today to the civil rights cause of African Americans and how they are not the same.
Why We Should Have Seen the Transgender Craze Coming – At the Federalist.
Transgender Reality – A website examining Reddit discussions and transgender reasoning.
No God isn’t Transgender – Refutes Rabbi Sameth’s incorrect view of the Bible.
Trangender Conformity – Analysis of the transgender issues in our culture.
Gnostic Liberalism – Shows how transgender arguments reveal modern Gnosticism.
Courage, and Tactics, in the Gender Debate – From the Gospel Coalition.
A Serious Question about the Meaning of “Transgender”
The Absurdity of Transgenderism: A Stern but Necessary Critique
Real Life Victims of the Transgender ‘Cult’ – About destransitioners.
We’re Teaching University Students Lies – An Interview with Dr. Jordan Peterson which gives an excellent analysis of our culture and the erosion of free speech, especially in the area of transgenderism.
The Two Things We Must Say about the Transgender Debate – From the Gospel Coalition.
You Get Your Own Name. It Can Be Whatever You Want. But You Don’t Get Your Own Pronouns – From The DailyWire.
Liberal Science: A Pregnant Woman is a man but the Human in her Womb is not a Person
Transgender youth: My daughter thinks she’s transgender. Her public school undermined my efforts to help her.
Man Who Identifies as M1 Abrams Tank Killed in Action – Persuasive satire against our culture’s views on claiming new identities.
Alex Jones Says Being Transgender is like Calling Oneself “a Giraffe with Purple Spots”

 

Male and Female Sex/Gender Differences and Role Differences

*Jesus, Make me the man you want me to be – Great song for asking God to help us live into our identity as men.
*When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment – About transgenderism but also examines the real general differences between men and women in the most helpful way.
*Acting Like Men – Great article on what it means to be a man, emphasizing strength and love.
Biblical Foundations for Manhood and Womanhood – A free book by Wayne Grudem on the biblical differences between men and women and their roles.
The Gospel as Interpretive Key to 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:16 – On Christian Worship, Head Coverings, and the Trinity.
Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal
Making Better Men
Nine Attributes of a Real Man
What does it mean for a man to lead his Family Spiritually?
Rescuing Warriors from Muscular Christianity – Muscular Christianity may be inappropriate, but there is struggle and war against Satan, sin, and injustice that we must embrace as men.
A Gender Equality Paradox: Countries with more Gender Equality have Fewer Female STEM Grads – Research showing general differences between men and women.
Steven Pinker on the Biology of Sex Differences – Video Lecture.

 

Pornography, Sexual Sin, and Addiction

*You Can Say No to Porn – Article by pastor John Piper.
*Seven Things to Do After You Look at Pornography – Article at Desiring God.
*How Porn Addiction Harms the Person – Short video showing how sexual addiction will destroy every area of your life.
*The Great Porn Experiment – Incredibly insightful video about pornography and its effects on men and our culture, but also talks about addiction in general. Can apply to crossdressing addiction as well. TED talk version of same presentation
Your Brain on Porn – Excellent secular resource for understanding sexual addiction and its effects on the brain, and how to overcome the addiction to pornography or masturbation.
Rebooting Basics – Explanation from Your Brain on Porn for beginning steps to conquer a pornography addiction. The steps would also apply to crossdressing or crossdressing fiction, or crossdressing pictures addictions.
RAIN approach – Simple and effective tool to resist urges and temptations when they come.
Your Brain on Porn tools – Tools and ideas to beat pornography addiction. The tips and tools would also help to beat crossdressing addictions, or addictions to crossdressing fiction or pictures.
Spiritual Warfare – Sermon by Tim Keller which gives helpful ideas for resisting Satan’s schemes to accuse us and tempt us.
8 Signs of True Repentance – Article at the Gospel Coalition.
15 Ways to Fight Lust with the Sword of the Spirit – Article by Kevin DeYoung at Gospel Coalition.
Porn-Again Christian: A frank discussion on pornography & masturbation – Free book by Pastor Mark Driscoll. Very helpful to read also for those struggling with sexual crossdressing addictions.
Porn-Free.org – Has resources to break free from pornography addiction. Very helpful to read also for those struggling with sexual crossdressing addictions.
The Porn Pandemic – Helpful video explaining the dangers of sexual addiction.
An Overview of Sex Addiction – by Dorothy Hayden.
What Is Sexual Addiction? – Series of articles about causes, symptoms, and treatment for sexual addictions by Michael Herkov.
Sexual Sin in the Ministry – By Dr. Harry W. Schaumburg.
Why I Stopped watching Porn – TED Talk by Ran Gavrieli.
Pornography Isn’t Your Problem – TED talk by Jason Mahr.
Growing Up in a Pornified Culture – TED talk by Gail Dines.
Avoiding Sexual Sin Part 1 – Sermon by Mark Driscoll helpful in learning how to avoid temptation and to put sexual sin to death.
Avoiding Sexual Sin Part 2
Wired for Intimacy – Video examining the way we are bound to pornography (or crossdressing related behaviors) rather than to a person. Explains the neurotransmitters and hormones that are involved.
Myths about Addiction – Article about common myths regarding addictions. I think it relates to the sexual addiction of crossdressing.
The High Cost of Sexual Sin – Pastor John Piper explains in this audio clip how lust is really caused by our unbelief and lack of faith.
The horrors of addiction – Simple video portraying addiction vividly.
The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think
How to Resist Temptation’s Mirage Moment – Article at Desiring God.
What Every Wife of a Sex Addict Has a Right to Know About Her Husband’s Recovery
Should my Wife be my Accountability Partner? – Podcast.
The Dead End of Sexual Sin – Article by Rosaria Butterfield about conquering sexual sin in our lives.
Can Pleasure in God Really Compete with the Pleasures of Porn? – Article at Desiring God.
Four Steps to Kill Nagging Sins – Article at Desiring God.
Has My Sexual Sin Made Me Unsavable? – Article at Desiring God.
Is God Angry at Me When I Sin? – Article at Desiring God.
How to Fight When You Fail – Article at Desiring God.
8 Steps for Accountability Partners
How to be the Best Accountability Partner Ever
Your Brain on Porn – Get an Accountability Partner
Tip for Beating Pornography: Get an Accountability Partner
10 Steps to Finding a Great Accountability Partner
Christian Accountability Partner: A Beginner’s Guide
What Should I Look for in an Accountability Partner?
America’s Lost Boys – Boys addicted to fantasy using video games and pornography today.
Openness Unhindered – Another book by Rosaria Butterfield about sexual sin and identity in Christ.
When your Husband is Addicted to Porn – From the Gospel Coalition.
How to Slay the Dragon of Pornography – From the Gospel Coalition.
The Pattern among Fallen Pastors – From the Gospel Coalition.
Porn-Free Church: Sex, God, and the Gospel – From the Gospel Coalition.
I was a Pastor Hooked on Porn – From the Gospel Coalition.
Pornography: The New Narcotic – From Desiring God.
I Hate Porn – From Desiring God.
Ammunition for the Fight against Porn – From Desiring God.
A Letter to my Sons about Pornography – From Desiring God.
What Leads Christians Away from Christ – From Desiring God.
Does Porn Use Disqualify a Pastor? – From Desiring God.
I Hate Porn – From Desiring God.
A Letter to My Sons about Pornography – From Desiring God.
Never Harmless, Never Private, Never Safe – From Desiring God.
How Satan Gets a Hold On You – From Desiring God.
Satan’s Ten Strategies Against You – From Desiring God.
Did the Devil Make Me Do It? – From the Gospel Coalition.
Are We Too Concerned with Demons? – By R.C. Sproul.

 

Ministries and Organizations

*Harvest USA – Christian organization that gives discipleship and counseling assistance to help people find hope in Jesus Christ when struggling with sexual brokenness of any kind, including transgenderism.
*Prodigal Ministries – Christian organization that seeks to help people with sexual addiction or transgender issues.
*Restored Hope Network – A coalition of ministries serving those who desire to overcome sinful relational and sexual issues in their lives and those impacted by homosexuality.
*Celebrate Recovery – Excellent recovery organization similar to 12 step programs, but focused on Jesus. Excellent curriculum for fighting addiction.
Parakeleo – A Christian ministry seeking to uphold biblical values to the transvestite, transsexual, and transgendered person.
Marital Healing – A Roman Catholic resource site for marriage and family counseling.
Journey Canada – A community-based, Christ-centred discipleship ministry that exists to help people find hope and live life through experiencing Jesus in their relationships, sexuality and identity.
Sex Addicts Anonymous – 12 steps to overcome sexual addiction.
Sexaholics Anonymous – Overcoming sexual addiction.
First Stone Ministries – Christian organization that helps people overcome sexual brokenness and addiction, including homosexuality, sexual abuse, pornography, and crossdressing.
Stand To Reason – A Christian organization with many helpful articles about the Christian faith, homosexuality, and other ethical issues.
Help 4 Families – Christian organization trying to help those struggling with gender identity disorders, and their families. Many links to support groups.
Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity – Scientific organization trying to help those who struggle with unwanted homosexuality.
Desert Stream Ministries – A safe place to find healing for sexual and relational brokenness through Jesus.
One by One – A ministry that educates and equips churches to minister to those who desire freedom from unwanted same-sex attraction, sexual addiction, and the effects of sexual abuse.
Pure Passion – Equipping the church to minister to those in sexual sin.
Sy Rogers Communications – Website of Sy Rogers, speaker/minister who struggled with homosexuality and transgenderism.
Lead on Lord – Support group for wives of crossdressers.
Healing for the Soul – Christian organization that helps those with sexual addiction or unwanted same-sex attraction.
Be Broken Ministries – They seek to help people break free from sexual addiction and find healing by God’s grace.
Pure Desire Ministries International – They help people break free from sexual addiction.
Pure Hope – They help people pursue sexual purity and work against sexual exploitation.
Hope and Freedom – Works to set people free from compulsive sexual behavior.
Operation Integrity – Christian organization helping people to overcome addiction using 12 step literature.
XXXChurch – Christian organization seeking to help people conquer pornography addiction. Lots of great resources and testimonies at their site.

 

 

Homosexuality

*Making Sense of Scripture’s “Inconsistency” – Great article by Tim Keller showing how Christians should interpret the Old Testament Law.
*Not that Kind of Homosexuality – Examining the common but bad argument that Paul was condemning a different kind of homosexuality than ours of today.
*I am not Homosexual – Article by Matt Moore about not claiming our sinful temptations as part of our identity.
*A Christian Perspective on Homosexuality – By William Lane Craig. Discusses moral relativism, truth, and the Bible’s commands. The principles he discusses apply to crossdressing as much as to homosexuality.
A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality,” by professor Sam Williams.
How I Wish the Homosexuality Debate Would Go – One of the best articles I’ve read about how to talk to critics about our belief that homosexual behavior is immoral. The article talks about presenting the Christian faith, as well as issues of bigotry, intolerance, etc.
The Gospel According to Jesus Christ and the Gay Christian – By Stephen Black.
Freedom Video – First Stone’s freedom video. Good thoughts about recovering from homosexuality.
The Bible and Same-Sex Relationships – By Tim Keller. His ideas can help us think through issues of crossdressing and the Bible as well.
When Even Joel Osteen is Treated as a Bigot – Great article about responding to the issue of homosexuality as Christians. About objective truth, Christian faith, judgmentalism, etc.
Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert – Book by Rosaria Butterfield about her journey from being a liberal feminist lesbian to becoming a Christian.
If the Church were a Haven – About the need for the church to be welcoming and safe for those with same-sex attraction.
Spiritual Friendship: A Gay Christian Perspective – Video of Wesley Hill speaking.
The “Ex-Gay” Movement – Video of Justin Lee. I don’t agree with all of it, but it’s a good critique.
Gays and Christians: Building Bridges – Video of Justin Lee. Good ideas for dialogue even when disagreeing.
Writing in the Dust – Tumblr site of Wesley Hill, Gay Christian Theologian.
Spiritual Friendship – Blog by Wesley Hill, Gay Christian Theologian, about celibacy and friendship.
The Perilous Sin of Affirming Sin – Great Article by Matt Moore about Christians affirming homosexuality today.
Restored Hope Network FAQ – Explains the definitions of reparative therapy and conversion therapy and explains how Christian counseling is not the same thing.
Secret Sin Will Devour You – Article by Matt Moore about bringing sin into the light to a trusted friend.
Church Discipline Saved My Faith – Article by Matt Moore about the value of church discipline.
Is Same-Sex Attraction a Sin? – By Matt Moore.
Old Testament Law and the Charge of Inconsistency – By Tim Keller.
Homophobia Has No Place in the Church – By a Christian man who experiences same-sex attraction.
Every Part of Us Needs God – By a Christian woman who experiences same-sex attraction.
Why Homosexuality is Not Like Other Sins
May SSA Christians have non-sexual romantic relationships? – By Sam Allberry
Is Homosexuality Really the Worst Sin? – By John Piper.

 

Miscellaneous Links – Books, Music, Etc.

Bible Gateway – For reading the Bible.
This is how it feels to be free – Great song about being free in Christ, forgiven for our sins, and having power over sin.
Victory – Song by Yolanda Adams. Powerful song to help you realize your victory in Christ over sin.
Sacred Marriage – Great book on how God uses marriage challenges to make us more holy.
God’s Chisel – Powerful video about how we are God’s masterpieces.
You are Beautiful – Mike Young Spoken Word.

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