A Woman’s Thing

I am a woman who has struggled intensely with lust and sexual sin for most of my life, while also battling deep shame in the context of a church that always speaks about sexuality as a man’s struggle. The painful lie is that something is disgustingly wrong with me, that especially in church, I can’t talk about it.

When My Human Resources Department Mandates Pronouns

Are you receiving policy mandates from your company or school about pronouns? One reader writes: …Some in the administration would like to force faculty to use the pronoun that a student chooses instead of a gender-based pronoun.  The student affairs folks are also going to provide gender inclusive housing options this fall…

Do I Agree to Use Their Pronouns?

 Do you agree to use “she” to refer to your trans-man uncle? Do you accept your niece’s insistence that she is really a ‘he’ and you should call her…that is him, that? Soon all of us will face this question as our culture continues to shred gender like it was some kind of incriminating document.

The Lascivious–Free Super Bowl

This game, like the other recent ones, have displayed repeated opportunities to marvel at the achievement of the male body. But absent was any of the usual exploitation of the female body to sell things. The female body was respected. And we were free to celebrate the male.

A Deepening Reflection of God in His Creatures

Our being made male and female is an important part of being made in God’s Image.  Yet being male and female isn’t unique to humans, but is found throughout creation, including in plants and flowers.  This means that the human gift of gender goes far beyond just maleness and femaleness.

Thoughtful Teens Start to Talk Back

You knew it had to come eventually, right? Some gender dysphoric teen would eventually stop and ask, “Is altering my body, like these doctors are pressing me to do, really going to help me?” Or his parent will ask, “Is cutting parts off of him really going to add to him?” These questions you will increasingly hear, and not just from religious folk who tend to believe Genesis 1.

Three Questions Our Culture Can No Longer Answer

A Time of Confusion about the Basics What is a Christian response to people who no longer know their left hand from their right (Jonah 4:11)? Or, in our case, their men from their women? The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a landmark ruling recently that redefines the term “sex” in the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include …

Gender Dysphoria is a Nice-Sounding Term

When spoken, it wafts gently through the air. It rhymes soothingly with euphoria. It almost sounds peaceful. To those who experience it, it is anything but peaceful. Yet dysphoria has the advantage of being so clinical a term that ordinary people like us, who are not doctors and never use it in conversation, have no idea what it means. That …