One of the good Christian organizations on my links page which cares for people with sexual addictions – Prodigal Ministries – I recently found out also has a good blog. It is called – The Prodigal Ministries Blog. By the way, I recommend this organization to those looking for some counseling help to deal with their crossdressing or other sexual problems. They do not do reparative or conversion therapy, but are committed to helping you grow in your relationship with Jesus, and help you to heal from hurts, and overcome harmful behaviors. There are a lot of good posts if you look back through the history of the blog. But I want to highlight a few in particular in this post.
First, the author of the blog, Jerry Armelli, has given his testimony about his struggle with transgender feelings. It’s in three parts:
What struck me is how much contempt he had for men. Many of my brothers in this community who have shared with me about their struggles, also have repeatedly voiced how much they have been bothered by men. Or they feel that women seem to be much better than men. And that this is part of what drove them to want to be with women and be a woman. My little thought right now is that we have to deal with our contempt of men by being the best men we can be. Instead of retreating from masculinity because we see the problems in it, we must be the men that God created us to be, and help to redeem the notion of masculinity in our culture. We must be strong courageous men who are also sensitive, gentle, and full of love.
Here is a great post on what compassion is all about: not affirming sin, but loving people enough to want to help them – True Compassion.
A good post on the power of Confession – Preventative Confession.
There are also many good posts about homosexuality and how the church should love those with same-sex attractions. I won’t list all the posts here, but I recommend reading through the whole blog.