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My title is a much debated question in our world today. But not so debated if you are accepting all the popular press on the issue that says homosexuality is an inborn trait.

But what if there is no research to back up that claim of a genetic cause of homosexuality?

What if homosexual identity and behavior is developed under certain conditions in a person's life? What if it could be prevented or healed?

A couple weeks ago I had a chance to speak at one of the most timely and powerful conferences I have ever attended. It was called.... Parent Pipeline Project.

Ricky Chelette of Living Hope Ministries was one of the presenters who literally had a crowd of parents on the edge of their chairs tackling one of the most controversial questions of our day:

How is gender identification formed in children?

As I took copious notes, I knew I had to share what I learned with my fellow parents....even if some may not agree/like this message.

I came home and found a vimeo link so you can learn what I learned.

Christian parents, we may not want to learn about this issue. But we have no choice! 

So many families are being affected by homosexuality, lesbian experimentation and gender confusion that we must ask ourselves the tough questions and then make the necessary adjustments to our parenting priorities to guard and protect our children.

In this seminar, I learned that my sons and my daughters need certain things from Doug and me in order to develop healthy gender identification and healthy sexuality.

Please invest the time and watch this teaching. Be warned, it is forthright and not for your children to view with you. 

My heart is to help you and your family as together we navigate this sexually confused generation. I am so grateful that our Father forgives and heals our families from even the most complex issues. If this video hits you in a convicting way or causes you to need prayer and support, please email me or call. I would count it a privilege to intercede for your family!

In this vimeo link, Ricky only briefly talks about the female version of this story. The full teaching on the issue of female gender development and the theory of lesbian sexuality are taught in this fuller DVD resource: Why? Understanding Homosexuality and Gender Development in Females.

 

Related external link:

Homosexuality and the scientific evidence

 

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childs hand with toy 3671380673_f5d62bca79Parents Who Let a 4 year Old Change Gender?

Perhaps you have been watching the string of news stories about parents who assist their gender confused youngsters to change their sexual identity. Perhaps you are like me and are thinking:

This is crazy!

How can a little child ever be trusted to "self identify" as a different gender? How could they be expected to make such a life altering declaration that the adults in their life would support and even assist them with it?

Isn't there simply something wrong with these kids....or these parents?

Before we launch into another discussion of why transgenderism is not God's plan, perhaps we do need to affirm these simple statements:

Yes. Something is wrong.

Something is deserving the attention of loving parents.

Something is needing prayerful compassionate attention.

And God cares for people who have this problem! And He has solutions!

Friends, this is not an isolated problem. I am very concerned about our children. Many good Christian parents are facing complex issues of gender and sexuality. We hear from them on a regular basis here at Frontline Families.

So...I think it is time we as parents increase our understanding and skills in helping our children grow up gender healthy in an age that begs them to become gender confused (or fluid!)

I have found a few links below that I believe will be of great help to you in your home.

First, is Compassion Without Compromise: A Christian Response To Homosexuality, a five minute testimony video from a wonderful friend of mine named Linda Seiler who was gender confused as a child. I highly commend this quick video and also her entire website. Her links are clear and valuable.

Second, here is a secular link to how someone with "gender dysphoria" is diagnosed today.

Third, is a link to Dr. Julie Harren Hamilton - Homosexuality 101 part 2 , a 15 minute video that explain how gender identity is developed in a child's life....and how that can go wrong.

I think this material is vital to those of us who are raising children in the middle of this mess. I learned a great deal from this teaching and found it helpful as Doug and I strive to help our children and grandchildren grow up healthy and whole.

(Please note: This video was recorded at an Exodus International event a few years ago. That organization is no longer in existence as its leadership fell into a heresy regarding same sex attraction issues. Please use caution when looking for online sources of help on these issues! That is why I let Linda Seiler and other trusted friends help me sort out good training!)

See also Dr. Julie Harren Hamilton - Homosexuality 101 part 1

Please be in prayer for parents and young people struggling with these difficult issues!

 

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