Updated: May 17
Gender and transgender issues are very much in the news now.
As LGBTQ+ advocacy groups push for full inclusion and affirmation, how do we best care for youth and teenagers who find themselves confused in the midst of these times?
Will Chester shares his expertise on gender dysphoria and navigating these issues with teenagers. Will pastors students in Wheaton, Illinois, and is a great resource to the Church as we seek to help students make sense of this age.
This conversation will equip you to speak with your teenagers about gender and sexuality. We need to come alongside them even in their confusion and help them understand the why of what they're experiencing!
In this episode, you'll hear:
Will's experience as a youth pastor
About God's design for human sexuality
The way the Fall effects human bodies
How to help children make sense of their own sexuality
Ways to speak to gender dysphoria
Resources to help navigate gender issues
Resources mentioned in this episode:
When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment by Ryan T. Anderson
Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Crazy Seducing Our Daughters by Abigail Shrier
Embodied: Transgender Identities, the Church, and What the Bible Has to Say by Preston Sprinkle
Bar Graph of Youth Referred for Gender Dysphoria HERE (Keep in mind that this is NOT a Christian organization and they are openly LGBT affirming. That being said, they're also one of the best websites for psychological information about transgender teens and concerns over their care.)