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Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors, and Friends #2020

Homosexuality and the Christian A Guide for Parents Pastors and Friends Mark Yarhouse gives honest and accurate answers to parents and pastors who have questions about homosexuality Throughout the book the author uses a new framework for understanding the issue carefull

  • Title: Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors, and Friends
  • Author: Mark A. Yarhouse
  • ISBN: 9780764207310
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors, and Friends By Mark A. Yarhouse, Mark Yarhouse gives honest and accurate answers to parents and pastors who have questions about homosexuality Throughout the book, the author uses a new framework for understanding the issue, carefully separating the concept of same sex attraction from a gay identity In a clear and compassionate style, he explains the research regarding what causes same sex attractioMark Yarhouse gives honest and accurate answers to parents and pastors who have questions about homosexuality Throughout the book, the author uses a new framework for understanding the issue, carefully separating the concept of same sex attraction from a gay identity In a clear and compassionate style, he explains the research regarding what causes same sex attraction and whether or not it can be overcome He also discusses what Christians can do when someone they know opens up to them about their homosexual attractions.

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    1. While this book was a slight breath of fresh air, I think that we are missing the whole, entire point We are addressing this as an issue and that, no matter what your intent, is insulting and, to be honest, archaic Why is it so hard to put homosexuality on the same line as heterosexuality Why is it so hard to believe the God who hardened Pharoh s heart and allowed required Christ s death on the cross as atonement, would not make people gay And if so, at least they have someone to love I put this [...]

    2. Albert Mohler asks a haunting question concerning the tragic suicide of the college freshman who was the victim a roommates webcast of his homosexual encounter Was there no one who could have stood between that boy and that bridge albertmohler 2010 10 0 All of us struggle with the affects of the fall The sin nature is as universal as are the ways it manifests itself However, the vast majority of us cannot imagine what it is like for those who struggle with same sex attraction Conservative church [...]

    3. As much as I adore Yarhouse s positive, open minded outlook, and his sincere attempt to be objective about the matter, I believe this book starts on a false definition of what homosexuality is, causing the entire second half of the book to simply collapse on itself.Near the beginning of the book, he outlines a three tier process, one by which a person would measure his or her attractions to the same gender, versus an actual gay identity It is as follows there are same sex attractions, which some [...]

    4. Homosexuality and the Christian A Guide for Parents, Pastors, and Friends is a thoughtfully delivered book by Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Development, Dr Mark A Yarhouse Not exactly an easy, quick read, it is a thoughtful one It covers many topics and is beneficial to the Christian homosexual, parents of a homosexual either adult or teen, people struggling with how do I respond to homosexuality, even spouses who ve learn of their mate s homosexuality.I quickly [...]

    5. Highly recommend a great tool for parents to be equipped in initiating this conversation in their homes.

    6. A tender book on a tough topic And it should be near the top of the reading list for such an important topic The author Professor of Psychology at Regent University writes from his experience as a researcher, a professional psychologist and counselor, a member of the American Psychological Association, and as a Christian In the last chapter, Yarhouse calls for humility and charity when interacting with the issues surrounding same sex attraction, and he models both well in this book In addition t [...]

    7. In this book, Mr Yarhouse describes his concern for the current way of dealing with homosexuality As an experienced counselor, he is worried about the lack of empathy and understanding that people show, particularly for those parents who are not available, would not listen nor interact with their children when they express their interest for the same sex He divides the book in three parts In the first one, the author makes a sort of trip through history and customs in order to define what homose [...]

    8. If I could describe this book in one word, it would be honest Yarhouse is honest about how families and faith communities have struggled and continue to struggle with the issue of homosexuality While he does give a brief defense of the conservative, Evangelical Christian view of the issue, that is not the main point of the book It is really a practical guide for those who already hold to this understanding Dr Yarhouse is honest about what research has concluded about how same sex attraction orig [...]

    9. Yarhouse provides some helpful distinctions and categories to frame same sex attraction and Christian faith I think this will be a helpful and compassionate resource for working through how to respond as Christians.

    10. As a researcher and psychologist, one of Dr Yarhouse s greatest contributions to any discussion about same sex attractions is his ability to communicate with and challenge the Christian faith community He addresses the usual topics most people are interested in what causes homosexuality , can someone change sexual orientation , how should I respond if someone I love announces a gay identity , etc But he also emphasizes two points I think too many people overlook 1 A discussion about sexual ident [...]

    11. This book was incredibly helpful to me in understanding and filtering the hyperbolic claims on the opposite poles of the same sex attraction dialog Yarhouse s fleshing out of the three tiered process of attraction, orientation, and identity is incredibly helpful, and created a nuanced framework for engaging in dialog about our identity being found in Christ and not other attributes of our selfhood Yarhouse writes from the perspective of a psychologist and therapist, presenting research from an o [...]

    12. Good book and primerrticularly for those coming from a Christian background While many will jump to conclusions one way or another, I felt the author, as a Psy.D did a great job of showing the understanding for practical understanding without first coming from a political or ideological viewpoint The way of understanding this situation when close to home for so many is important Not simply to deny, or to embrace, but to acknowledge our equality with them, in a broken world, and embracing each ot [...]

    13. There is no need to restate all that Brad writes in his very helpful review review show I simply add, Yarhouse seeks to move beyond the causes of homosexuality to helpful discussions One strength of the book is how he author deconstructs the gay script I am attracted to people of the same sex, therefore I must identify myself as a homosexual Further, Yarhouse is realistic in what it means to change Great read CB

    14. This was a great book I d consider it a must read for pastors, especially those serving in an urban setting Yardhouse presents a biblical perspective and approaches the topic with grace There are a lot of questions we ought to be asking as Christians and Yardhouse does a great job getting the ball rolling.

    15. Well thought out and explained, Yarhouse shows the empathy from years of practice in this writing He challenges the church and those outside the church to see the other s view His scholarly approach seems to match the real world by always allowing for shades along the continuum rather than all or nothing He allows for nuance and earned my ear.

    16. I don t agree with everything Yarhouse says here, but he offers a great alternative script to the condemning one the church typically offers It s helpful for me in the context of our ministry I will note that he seems to writing to a conservative audience, so it can challenging to read But I understand his context, so I can empathize Recommended for parents and pastors.

    17. This gave me some science for our statement Why we do not have a gay policy I think he makes a sympathetic response to the identity politics that is influencing everyone so much I don t agree with everything he says but who could write a book like that, anyway

    18. i think it provided the intellectual space to clear up a lot of stuff, and i agreed that identity should be in Christ Also related to a lot of possible causes.

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