7 Practical Ways To Help Christians Who Struggle With Same-Sex Attractions

How To Help Someone Who Struggles With Their Sexuality
It can often be overwhelming and intimidating to talk to someone about the topic of same-sex attractions. Where do we start? Can we actually help someone if we cannot relate to what it’s like to have same-sex attractions? Many people feel ill-equipped and unsure of where to even start, and this is understandable. Today I am addressing a question that is near and dear to my heart, because it involves the majority of the women I minister to.

“What are some practical ways to help Christians who struggle with same-sex attractions?”

When I refer to a Christian who struggles with same-sex attractions, I am referring to someone who is actively and wholeheartedly pursuing a relationship with Jesus, but continues to experience same-sex attractions that he or she does not want. As I mentioned in my last post, there are many Christians who are truly devoted to Jesus who still struggle with same-sex attractions.

There are many people in the church who struggle with their sexuality, often in secret. Some have never acted on their feelings; others may have been in same-sex relationships at one point but are now trying to honor God with their sexuality. Some have left the LGBT Community and consequently left their friends, family, support system and whole world behind. This can be a difficult and lonely journey, especially without the support of friends, family and a loving church family. Continue reading

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Is Your Church a Safe Place For Those Who Are Struggling With Same-Sex Attractions?

Is It Possible To Be a Christian and also Struggle With Same-Sex Attractions?

Imagine what it would be like to have a tremendous struggle, but you feel you must keep it a secret. The few times this particular struggle was mentioned from the pulpit in your church, it was in reference to “those people” outside of the church, but never within. This struggle is often only addressed within the context of the culture war going on around you, and this leaves you wondering where you fit in the middle of it all. What does this say about you?

This causes confusion and despair in your heart, because you are not quite sure where you belong. Your struggle is always described as an outside issue, yet it’s a very real issue for you. The thought of telling someone is terrifying, and you imagine you have to be the only one in your church struggling in this way.

This is a reality for many people in the local church. Continue reading

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God Did Not Begin With My Same-Sex Attractions When He Started Healing My Heart

Much to my surprise, God did not begin with my same-sex attractions when He started healing my heart. (If you are viewing this via email and cannot see the video below, click here.)

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Breaking Ungodly Soul Ties (audio teaching)

We were created to connect with others, but sometimes we form ties with others that are not at all healthy. This can happen with authority figures, friends, any kind of controlling relationships, having sexual contact outside of marriage, etc. This topic is something that has impacted my life and my marriage so much, and I am excited to share it with you.

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Freedom From Shame (audio teaching)

“Freedom From Shame” is a message I shared recently at a weekend retreat that my husband and I held. Shame is something we will all deal with sooner or later, but Jesus can set us free!

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