I found a website very helpful in clarifying some things for me. There is a lot of disagreement even among the transgender community about trans-sexuality, the science behind it, and whether there are different types of transsexuals or not, and if so, what types there are. Reading blogs and articles it is easy to get confused. In particular there is a lot of talk about a “Blanchard theory”, some people advocating it, and some saying it’s totally bunk. If you are confused about these things, this website gives a helpful summary of the Blanchard position and addresses some counter-arguments.
I’m certainly willing to be corrected if someone presents good evidence, but so far I find Blanchard’s theories to be helpful, convincing, and they fit with my own experiences. His views fit very well with the stories of so many crossdressers and transsexuals I’ve read about, talked to, and prayed for. This doesn’t at all mean that I buy into every detail that Blanchard said or believes.
To read a well thought out counter view to Blanchard’s theory – see Crossdreamers. Warning – there are some images at this site that could cause some of you to stumble, and the subject matter can get very raw and gritty and some posts I stopped reading. However, there are many posts at this site that I think are interesting and worth reading, though I disagree with much of it.
Neither of these websites totally represent the views I hold to on this blog. If you go to them, read carefully, with discernment and wisdom, and be careful not to be led into temptation while reading about sensitive topics like this. If you want to know how I would address a person struggling with transgender feelings as a pastor, I have written extensively about it and won’t repeat myself here. My posts about the topic of transgender.