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I am glad you found your way here to read about this difficult and confusing topic of crossdressing. This website was created to give a place for people to come together in community to fight their crossdressing addictions together, and to heal from their gender dysphoria. We give each other encouragement and advice and think about these issues from a Christian perspective. The issues of crossdressing and gender dysphoria surely have caused most of us great pain, anguish, and frustration in our private, public, and spiritual lives. Through the writings and people here, I hope you will be able to find healing, forgiveness, comfort, and freedom in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Over the years I have worked hard to study, reflect, and write about these issues. There is still much for me to read and learn. I write out of my personal experience, my experiences encouraging others who are struggling, my research, my faith, and the theological education I have received. In day to day life, I am a Christian pastor.
I myself used to struggle with strong desires to crossdress, along with some accompanying gender dysphoria. I started this website in 2011 in order to help (and be helped by) other Christian men who experience the desire to crossdress. I have dealt with this issue for most of my life until God gave me great victory over this struggle. Although I still feel the temptations from time to time, I now experience freedom, and I feel full contentment as a man. This didn’t happen overnight and it took a great deal of work. Yet I give God all the credit for this, because my successes were the result of God working through me.
On this website I discuss a number of things of a very personal nature, and so I have chosen to go by the name Barnabas, a name which means “son of encouragement” (Acts 4:36). My desire is that other men who struggle with crossdressing may be encouraged when they read my testimony and my thoughts on this subject, for I am a fellow-traveler in this fight. You can read more about my story on the About Me page.
Through this website a whole community of men have come together and given up their crossdressing addictions. Some of them have even written on this website through “Guest Posts.” Unexpectedly, I have found that this site has served as a meeting-place for many of the wives of such men to come together, share insights, pray for one another, and sometimes, grieve with one another. Women, please know that if you are married to a man in this situation and are looking for encouragement and advice, you are most welcome here. We have a special section of our forum just for you to get support from other wives – Forum for Crossdressers and Wives.
Please feel free to comment on any of my articles/posts and discuss with me. I hold all email addresses with confidentiality, but for those of you who are rightly worried about security and anonymity, it’s easy to make a new email address with an anonymous name before you comment. I also suggest not writing your email address within a public comment. While the point of this website is to help those who are trying to resist crossdressing, I welcome comments from other perspectives. Perhaps we can have mutual learning and growth through the discussion. I approve each comment individually, so please be patient and give me at least a day to approve your comment.
Although I usually make clear distinctions in my writing between crossdressing as a sexual fetish and crossdressing as a result of gender dysphoria/transgenderism, in some of my posts I talk about general crossdressing with little nuance. I am not ignorant of the important differences between the two issues. But often what I write relates to both issues, and there is far more overlap between these two issues than most people want to admit. Most of what I write also relates to people who crossdress for comfort, stress relief, or a thrill. It is hard to neatly fit people into categories and labels, especially since most of us have difficulty even sorting out our own reasons for crossdressing. For more about the terms I use see this post – Definitions of terms and labels.
Thank you for being willing to read my thoughts. If they help you, to God be the glory for using me! Please comment on my Questions and Comments page if you would like prayer in your struggle and I promise to take time to pray for you. If you want some guidance in reading my posts, you can look here at the page – All Blog Posts. The articles or posts that I think are most important have been highlighted. You are most welcome to share a link to my website on your own website, especially if you belong to a like-minded ministry or organization.
If you would like to contact me, you can comment on any post publicly, or you can go to my About Me page for ways to contact me privately.