I meet a lot of Christians looking for answers about transgenderism. Many feel like they don’t know where to begin. The best treatments are going to attempt to give you a framework through which to understand some of these issues. That deeper look can help you to navigate the strange terrain. If you are looking for such reliable and understandable books to help, here are the best three I have encountered.
A few years ago, Tim was a troubled 20-something year old. One day Tim learned about transgenderism and thought, “This is it!” Tim became certain that living as the other gender was the answer to his troubles. So he changed his name to Darlene, marched down to the nearest doctor’s office and got a quick diagnosis of gender dysphoria, which allowed him to start taking hormones to make his body change. But Tim didn’t realize the trouble to his body that this would bring.
Last week, two Wisconsin citizens sued their state Department of Health Services for not covering their sex-change operations under Medicaid, stating that science backs them up. What does the science really say?
Great Britain, ‘great’ in many ways, is also ahead of America in the disintegration of gender. Transgender (Talking Points series), by Vaughan Roberts, reflects this greater experience. It understands gender dysphoria from a Christian Creation-Fall-Redemption framework.
People have a hard time suppressing all of God’s truth. There is usually some of His common grace operating wherever you see relationships. When you come to recognize the Biblical principles of gender, you can see the good happening even when dressed in some gaudily bad outfits.
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 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.
I’ve done a new short video to highlight a big component of transgenderism that is usually ignored. And it is not gender dysphoria.
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.
One term that should never be allowed to wander very far from gender dysphoria is comorbidity, a word that we are liable not to know if we are not doctors, which most of us aren’t.