Understanding Gender Dysphoria

by Mark Yarhouse     |     Book Summary


Author: Mark Yarhouse
Publisher: IVP Academic
Date: May 22, 2015
Pages: 191

Book Summary of Understanding Gender Dysphoria by Mark Yarhouse


The culture wars surrounding gender rage on unabating. Use of language, institutional provision, and political structures are all ferocious battlegrounds. Meanwhile, vulnerable individuals, who struggle with questions of gender identity, are often caught in the crossfire and become casualties.

These people need the church. In particular, they need to find the church as a community in which they can belong and know they have been listened to, understood, and pointed to the redemptive power of God’s grace.

This is a tremendously difficult thing to do for any church, and many will take differing approaches, often stumbling in different places, by failing to love people effectively, or failing to uphold biblical truth. We must recognize that there aren’t simplistic answers to these problems, which means we need help navigating deep waters. 

We need to understand as much as we can about the phenomenon of gender dysphoria, the individuals who experience it, and the glorious biblical truth and grace that can be brought to bear upon their dysphoria. In the 21st century, there are few cultural questions more pressing for the church and individual Christians than these.





Understanding Gender Dysphoria

by Mark Yarhouse

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Understanding Gender Dysphoria by Mark Yarhouse

AuthorMark Yarhouse
PublisherIVP Academic
DateMay 22, 2015
Pages191


Overview:

The culture wars surrounding gender rage on unabating. Use of language, institutional provision, and political structures are all ferocious battlegrounds. Meanwhile, vulnerable individuals, who struggle with questions of gender identity, are often caught in the crossfire and become casualties.

These people need the church. In particular, they need to find the church as a community in which they can belong and know they have been listened to, understood, and pointed to the redemptive power of God’s grace.

This is a tremendously difficult thing to do for any church, and many will take differing approaches, often stumbling in different places, by failing to love people effectively, or failing to uphold biblical truth. We must recognize that there aren’t simplistic answers to these problems, which means we need help navigating deep waters. 

We need to understand as much as we can about the phenomenon of gender dysphoria, the individuals who experience it, and the glorious biblical truth and grace that can be brought to bear upon their dysphoria. In the 21st century, there are few cultural questions more pressing for the church and individual Christians than these.