Same-Sex Attraction – Pastoral 4

Series: Same-Sex Attraction - Pastoral
Presenter: Ben Mathew

This series presents a 10-step way to counsel and encourage believers that are struggling with same-sex attraction. Part 4 of 4.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What are the three possible options as the struggling individual moves forward?
Finding their identity in Christ, choosing a life of celibacy, and being changed by God.
2. What is the key to making your church a redemptive space?
There needs to be strong and constant emphasis on the gospel and the preaching of it.

Discuss It

  1. Why is it so important for the family to be involved at some point in this process?
  2. What would you do if the family members are not Christians? Would your approach to involving them change?
  3. The speaker comments that Christianity is the only “mainstream” religion that encourages celibacy. As the body of Christ, he says we need to affirm that singleness is celebrated by God. What are some practical ways a church body can affirm and celebrate singleness?

Apply It

  1. Since this subject is so important today in our western culture and it strikes profoundly at the core of each individual, we recommend that you pick one resource from the extended list (see the sidebar menu) to read further on this topic. Which one will you read and what will be your target date for finishing it? Report back to your mentor or someone close to you when you have finished it and share the most important three things you learned from it.