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Category Archives: Homosexuality

BCC Megaphone Post: What’s Wrong with Reparative Therapy?

Because of the controversial nature of the therapy [Reparative Therapy] it is crucial for Christians to think through it with care. I want to try and begin that thoughtfulness in this blog by evaluating Reparative Therapy as articulated by Joseph Nicolosi in Shame and Attachment Loss: The Practical Work of Reparative Therapy. Continue reading

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A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality, Part 4

You’re reading the fourth of a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series by Dr. Sam Williams on A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality. Continue reading

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A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality, Part 3

You’re reading the third of a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series by Dr. Sam Williams on A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality. Continue reading

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A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality, Part 2

You’re reading the second of a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series by Dr. Sam Williams on A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality. Continue reading

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A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality, Part 1

You’re reading the first of a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series by Dr. Sam Williams on A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality. Continue reading

Topics: Homosexuality, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Psychology and Christianity, Theology | Tags: , , ,

The Power of a Story

“To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear.” Continue reading

Topics: Gospel-Centered Ministry, Homosexuality, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse | Tags: , , , ,

Counseling People with Same-Sex Attraction

In the current landscape of the church, there is probably no other issue which is being discussed more so than the issue of human sexuality and orientation. In particular as biblical counselors, how do we wisely understand, love, engage, and counsel those struggling with same-sex attraction (SSA) or who find themselves in a same-sex relationship? Continue reading

Topics: Homosexuality, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Purity | Tags: , , ,

Gay Marriage and the Mission of the Church

The Supreme Court’s recent gay marriage decisions have evoked strong responses from various corners of Christ’s church. Here are at least three ways these events can work for the good of Christ’s church. Continue reading

Topics: Church Discipline, Communication, Homosexuality, Intimacy, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , ,

Exodus International: Another Reason We Must Trust Sacred Theology over Man-Made Theory

My heart breaks for a ministry that was no doubt founded on principled hopes and aspirations for the many Christians who are faced with homosexual attraction. While I do not know all the details surrounding the closing of the ministry Exodus International, I can’t help but believe that their ultimate motivation over almost four decades was to help the hurting and disillusioned. However, I am saddened for the many people who were sold a program that promised far more than Scripture when it comes to our fallen natures. Continue reading

Topics: Homosexuality, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Purity, Sin, Theology | Tags: , , ,

Why Did He Marry Me?

Shannon is a biblical counselor at Valley Center Community Church in Southern California. She has a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA and is NANC certified. She is a retreat and conference speaker, author, and guest lecturer at The Master’s College. Shannon is currently pursuing future candidacy for the Ph.D. program in Biblical Counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Continue reading

Topics: Adultery, Audience, Homosexuality, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Women/Wives | Tags: , ,

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