Recommended Resources - Parents and Family

bridge between us.PNGThe Bridge Between Us podcast, Melinda Patrick 

For many Christian parents, one of the biggest questions is: How do we love our child with grace and Truth? The Bridge Between Us Podcast discusses how to love our child well while not compromising Truth.

This podcast is for:  Christian parents, family, and friends who love someone who has embraced an LGBTQ identity, pastors, youth pastors, lay leaders in the church, and counselors.

dangerous shick.PNGDangerous Affirmations, Jerry Lake with Denise Shick, 2021. "Dangerous Affirmations" is a personal story of a young boy who shares his struggle of living in his male gender. As a child, his grandmother dressed him in a dress, while his father affirmed him looking pretty. "Dangerous Affirmations" addresses this from a Christian standpoint."  Available through




How Do You Like Me Now?  (DVD) by Mastering Life Ministries and Pure Passion Media, 2016. What do you do when a loved one tells you they're homosexual? How do you bear witness to the biblical reality without losing their love & affection? This is a critical resource for the Body of Christ. Available here


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Like Mother, Like Daughter? The Effects of Growing Up in a Homosexual Home, Jakii Edwards. What's it like for children to be raised by a gay parent or gay parents? How do these children feel? What effects does the homesexuality have on them? Available through



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Preventing Homosexuality, A Parent's Guide to, Joseph Nicolosi and Linda Ames Nicolosi, 2002. In this groundbreaking book Joseph Nicolosi uncovers the most significant factors that contribute to a child's healthy sense of self as male or female. Available through



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Reclaim, Restore, Rebuild: Hope for Families Impacted by Sexual Brokenness, Carol L. Wagstaff, M.A., Redemption Press, 2018. In this interactive book, Carol helps readers walk alongside [Nehemiah] in order to see ways to cope with--and even conquer--some of life's most heartbreaking trials, particularly the trials family members and friends face with a homosexual or transgender loved one. Available through

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Someone I Love is Gay: How Family and Friends Can Respond, Anita Worthen and Bob Davies. This book will help you handle your feelings while responding appropriately to your loved one. Available through Barnes &


trans-formation resizedTrans-Formation: A Former Transgender Responds to LGBTQ, Linda A. Seiler, PhD, 2023. Drawing from her academic research and her own eleven-year journey out of transgender desires and same-sex attractions, Dr. Linda Seiler answers questions such as:

· What does the Bible say about sexual orientation and gender identity?
· Are people born gay or trans?
· Why are teenagers adopting LGBTQ identities at alarming rates?
· What about “celibate gay Christians”?
· Does transformation mean all temptation disappears?
· How do we navigate conversations with LGBTQ-identified loved ones?
· Should a Christian attend a gay wedding?
· What about preferred pronouns?

Whether you are a Christian leader, concerned parent, or conflicted adult, Trans-Formation will equip you with a theological, scientific, and restorative response to LGBTQ. Available through

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When Homosexuality Hits Home: What to Do When a Family Member Says They’re Gay, Joe Dallas, 2004. Joe Dallas offers practical counsel, step by step, on how to deal with the many conflicts and emotions parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters or any family member will experience when learning of a loved one's homosexuality.Available through 

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When Hope Seems Lost, Denise Shick, 2011. This book provides a resource to the church and families that have faced the issue. To the church the book gives a biblical response to transsexuality. For the families it gives hope, support and the knowledge they are not alone. Available through 


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Where Does a Mother Go to Resign? Barbara Johnson, 1979. The original story of how Barbara Johnson faced as a wife and mother the crippling of her husband, the deaths of two sons, and the homosexuality of a third who disappeared into the gay lifestyle for over eleven years. Available through