Links, Resources, and Testimonies

 

Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of links!

I know it looks daunting, 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 as I have about five pages of links I’ve saved that I’m still trying to get time to read.  Keep in mind that I don’t necessarily agree with all of what is written, or all that the organizations believe.

 

Link Categories – Click on a Category title to go there

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

 

Friends healing from crossdressing

*Vested Interest – “My Struggle with Crossdressing”
*My Crossdressing Recovery – “Overcoming crossdressing addiction”
*Prodigal Ministries Blog TestimonyJerry Armelli’s blog posts about his recovery from transgenderism.
Overcoming the Crossdressing Addiction
Recovery Dogs
Transsexual Anonymous – A blog by a man recovering from transgender fantasy addiction and pornography.
Manly Transformations
Quit Crossdressing
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
Algo a mais na Verdade – In Portuguese.  A blogger who gave up crossdressing addiction and turned to Christ for healing.
Stop Crossdressing

 

Testimonies of crossdressers, transsexuals, homosexuals, and spouses

*Randall Wayne’s Testimony How he gave up a crossdressing addiction through Christ’s help.
*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, personal testimonies and helpful articles.
Help 4 Families Testimonies Page – Many testimonies from Christians who struggled with crossdressing or transgenderism.
Testimonies of Deliverance – This is a whole page of links to testimonies of those who have found freedom in Jesus from transgenderism or homosexuality.
How I found Freedom from Gender Confusion Part 1
How I found Freedom from Gender Confusion Part 2.
Gae Hall’s testimony – About having a transgendered husband
Jerry Leach’s testimony – About overcoming crossdressing and transgenderism
Andrew Franklin’s Video testimony – About Jesus bringing him out of homosexuality.
Keith Tiller’s Testimony – He talks about his desire to become a woman but instead turned to Jesus.
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.
Josh Weed’s testimony about resisting his homosexual desires and being happily married to his wife.
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 of videos of his speaking engagements.
Perry Desmond (1936-1984) – performer, prostitute, sailor, beautician, occult retailer, pastor – This is an indirect testimony.  A book review about Perry who lived as a woman, but then became a Christian and lived as a man again.
Voices of Change – Whole website dedicated to sharing testimonies of those who have experienced authentic change in sexual orientation.  Dozens and dozens of testimonies.
Sex Change Regret – From male to female and back again.  Website devoted to helping people avoid the pitfall of trying to change gender.
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 beat 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”
I Was a Transgender Woman – Walt Heyer’s testimony of being a former transsexual.
Testimony of former transsexual
Gas Mark Six – Painful story of a woman’s relationship to her crossdressing husband/partner.  From a radical feminist blog – not suggesting the blog nor affirming it’s content, but only suggesting reading this one story.
Decisions about Gender Dysphoria – The Power of Choice – A good testimony about finding freedom from transgenderism, although it’s from a Mormon (I disagree strongly with the teachings of the Mormon Church)
The Story of a Same-Sex Attracted Pastor and Husband – Good video testimony
Walt Heyer’s Video Interview – Christian and former transsexual
Interview with Rosaria Butterfield – Former lesbian and atheist who became a Christian.
Spring 2017 issue of Harvest USA magazine – Testimonies and articles on topics such as same-sex attraction, marriage, and pornography.

 

Crossdressing, Autogynephilia, and Transgender Issues

*Nashville Statement on Biblical SexualityDeclaration by a broad group of evangelical Christians stating their position on gender, sex, transgenderism, intersex conditions, marriage, and sexuality.  Closest thing we have to a modern Christian creed on transgenderism.
*Parakeleo FAQ’s – Definition of Crossdressing terms and labels.   Answers to common questions.    Also includes a good explanation of Deuteronomy 22:5.
*Understanding Gender Dypshoria – Very comprehensive Christian book by Mark Yarhouse. I don’t agree with every part of it, but it is an excellent resource on various perspectives on gender dysphoria, examines the research that has been done, talks about various treatment options.
*Joan or John? – Article at The Gospel Coalition about giving pastoral care to a transgendered person.
*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.
*”The Man Who Would be Queen: The Science of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism” – A free book by J. Michael Bailey.  Though the book is very controversial, (and not Christian), it helped me to understand myself much better.
*Surgical Sex – By Paul R. McHugh of John Hopkins University about the medical ethics of sex reassignment surgery
*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.
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, etc.
Law and Grace – by Randall Wayne.  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
Expose Ministries Articles – About 10 articles dealing with the Bible, Christian faith, marriage, crossdressing, and transgender issues.
Are transsexual brains different? – Are brains different because of being born that way or because of life experience changing brain structure?
Sex Change Info – Blog about transgenderism and how getting a sex change is a bad idea.
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, 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.
What is a Transsexual? – Blog post explaining Ray Blanchard’s theory about crossdressing and transgenderism.
“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
Dysphoria = Dissociation – Blog post by a former trans-woman about the disconnection between person and body in regards to gender dysphoria.
What Should the Church Say to Bruce Jenner
Christians, Be Careful what you say on Facebook – How to talk about transgender issues gently and without hypocrisy.
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
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
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 even if not all of it is true or helpful.
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.
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.
Emasculation Trauma and Autogynephilia – One possible theory for how our crossdressing desires developed.
Understanding Gender Dysphoria Book Review Article – At Gospel Coalition
Deuteronomy 23 Sermon – By an English pastor, on Transgender issues.
Harvest USA Transgenderism Page – Transgenderism resources and articles given by this Christian organization.

 

Critiquing Transgender Ideologies

*7 Troubling Questions about Transgender Theories – Excellent article from a Christian perspective about inconsistencies in Transgender theories.
*Testimony of Dr. Berger – Stating that scientifically transgendered people don’t exist.  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.
*5 Reasons President Obama’s New Transgender Policy is Foolish – Shows the deeper problematic reasoning in transgender arguments and the potential troubling implications.
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.
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.
Psychiatry expert – Scientifically there is no such thing as transgender.
Chloe Jennings-White reveals she wants surgery so she can be permanently disabled – Article about Body Integrity Identity Disorder and its similarities to transgenderism.
Sex without Bodies – About how our bodies matter.
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.  She is doing something like 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.
The Dragon Lady: Plastic Surgeon Warns on Danger of Body Modification – Similar to transgender reasoning.
Transgender woman leaves wife and 7 kids to live as a 6-year-old-girl
Otherkin are People too – Similar to transgender reasoning.
The men who live as dogs – Article about men who live as dogs, similar reasoning as transgendered reasoning.
Becoming Disabled by Choice not by Chance – Similar to transgender reasoning.
I was born in the wrong species – Articles about a woman who lives as a cat, similar reasoning as transgendered reasoning.
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.
What Does ‘Pangender’ Mean? ‘Intersex’? Watch People Fail Our Gender Identity Test
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

 

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.
*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.
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.

 

Pornography, Sexual Sin, and Addiction – Articles, Tools, and Resources

*You Can Say No to Porn – Article by pastor John Piper
*Seven Things to Do After You Look at Pornography – Article at Desiring God.
*Porn no More – Blog by Dorothy Hayden, LCSW, sexual addiction therapist.  Many great ideas and articles to help us resist triggers and temptations to overcome pornography and crossdressing addictions.
*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.
Spiritual Warfare – Sermon by Tim Keller, helpful ideas for resisting Satan’s schemes to accuse us and tempt us.
15 Ways to Fight Lust with the Sword of the Spirit – Article by Kevin DeYoung at Gospel Coalition
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.
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 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.  Gets into the neurotransmitters and hormones that are involved.
RAIN approach – Simple and effective tool to resist urges and temptations when they come.
Myths about Addiction – Article about common myths regarding addictions.  I think it relates to the sexual addiction of crossdressing.
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.
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.
Create a Porn-Free Environment
Get an Internet Filter Now!
Dealing with those Damn Cravings
What to do when you want to quit porn
Sex Addiction Treatment – Sexual Addiction Therapist Dorothy Hayden, LCSW and many great articles to read about overcoming sexual addictions such as pornography or crossdressing.
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.
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?
10 Reasons to have an Accountability Partner
How to Develop Effective Accountability
America’s Lost Boys – Boys addicted to fantasy of 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

 

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.
*Parakeleo – A Christian ministry seeking to uphold biblical values to the transvestite, transsexual, and transgendered person.
*Celebrate Recovery – Excellent recovery organization similar to 12 step programs, but focused heavily on Jesus.  Excellent curriculum for fighting addiction.
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.
Expose the Lie – Website of an organization that reaches out to wives who have been impacted by their husbands’ crossdressing or transgenderism.
The Gay Christian Network – Christian organization working with those struggling with LGBT issues, and promoting better dialogue among Christians with differing views of these difficult subjects.
Narth – Professional Scientific organization trying to help those who struggle with unwanted homosexuality.  They also seem to touch a bit on transgender issues.
Desert Stream Ministries – A safe place to find healing for sexual and relational brokenness through Jesus.
Genesis Counseling – To help people in recovery with sexual addiction, homosexuality, and other sexual problems.
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.
Mastering Life – Teaching people how to heal from sexual brokenness.
Sy Rogers Communications – Website of Sy Rogers, speaker/minister who struggled with homosexuality and transgenderism.
Lead on Lord – Support group for wives of crossdressers.
Forum for crossdressers wives – To vent, give advice and support
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 – Wonderful Christian organization seeking to help people conquer pornography addiction.  Lots of great resources and testimonies at their site.

 

 

Homosexuality – Resources and Articles

*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 a 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.  Gets into 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 article 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 – 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
The “Ex-Gay” Movement – Video of Justin Lee.  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
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.
Old Testament Law and the Charge of Inconsistency – By Tim Keller
Are LGBT People Being Damaged by Traditional Christian Teaching? – By Matt Moore
Is Same-Sex Attraction a Sin? – By Matt Moore
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
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.
You are Beautiful – Mike Young Spoken Word

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7 comments on “Links, Resources, and Testimonies

  1. Dramaking55 says:

    Thorin thank you for adding my blog and linking to it. Now I will have to start writing again but anyone is welcome on the journey.

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  2. thorin25 says:

    which one is yours Dramaking?

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  3. Jim says:

    Thanks alot for all these great resources which I plan to link to. I am creating a new blog with a few of my thoughts about this awful scourge.

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  4. thorin25 says:

    Hi Jim, thank you for the comment, looks like you have a good site getting started there. I may not get a chance to look at it for a few days, but I promise I will soon!

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  5. Joide Miranda is a brazilian pastor author of “The Intimacy of An Ex-Transvestite”. In this book, he recounts important events that influenced his life story, from his parents’ marriage, the time in which he lived in the state of homosexuality, his involvement with prostitution and drugs, until his conversion to Christianity and his marriage to Edna Miranda. It is simply a moving story of restoration and improvement. Currently, Joide is full-time pastor and is dedicated, along with his family, to his ministerial calling telling everyone his testimony of life and helping others who also wish to leave the state of homosexuality.

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  6. Andrew says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this. It is my belief that we need more success stories like this to understand that change is absolutely possible. Please continue to share with all of us.

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  7. thorin25 says:

    Very encouraging video, thank you!

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