Recommended Resources - Gender Affirmation, Confusion, Dysphoria, Transgender

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 Dangerous Affirmations, Jerry Lake with Denise Shick, 2021. Available through ""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."  


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I Don't Have To Choose, Ellie Klipp, 2017. Available through (Children's book) 'How can you talk to young children about gender or their "gender identity"?  I DON'T HAVE TO CHOOSE helps children internalize who they are, including as a boy or a girl, in a way that is simple, affirming, and free of stereotypes.'


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 NEW--In His Image:Delighting in God's Plan for Gender and Sexuality, American Family Association, 2021. In His Image is a critical and urgent message designed to equip the church to answer culturally controversial questions about gender and sexuality from a biblical perspective.



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 NEW--Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters
By: Abigal Shrier, Regnery / 2020. Available through 
 Ms. Shrier approaches this from a secular viewpoint. And though she disagrees that a person can leave homosexuality, from her vantage point as a Wall Street Journal editor and caring mom, she reports the many horror stories brought to her by parents of all political and religious persuasions. This is definitely worth reading!


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 My Daddy’s Secret, Denise Shick, 2008. Available through My Daddy's Secret is the true story of the effects of a father's secret sexual addictions on his family-particularly on his oldest daughter, whom he made his confidante when she was just nine years old.



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 Newly Added -- Trans Life Survivors*, Walt Heyer, 2018. *Some graphic information not suitable to youth. Available through Barnes & Trans Life Survivors powerfully portrays the human toll inflicted by so-called “gender experts” who push gender transition on people who don’t need it.




Understanding Gender Confusion: A Faith Based Perspective, Denise Shick, 2014. Available through Sometimes people think if they pray or wish hard enough, their transgender tendencies will just disappear. This is an unrealistic expectation. It is not reasonable to expect an overnight change in the area of gender or sexual confusion. The problem takes years to develop. The restoration likewise takes a lengthy healing and restorative process-and some very hard work-which typically involves years of serious commitment.


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When Hope Seems Lost, Denise Shick, 2011. Available through 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.



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When Daddy Leaves to be a Girl, Denise Shick, 2018. Available through Barnes & (Children's book) This book can help children handle the emotional turmoil of learning that their parent wants to transition to another sex. In age-appropriate language, Denise Shick explores the fears, confusion, and anger a child may experience during these difficult circumstances.