Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted: Biblical Direction for Friends, Family Members, and Those Struggling With Homosexuality

Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted: Biblical Direction for Friends, Family Members, and Those Struggling With Homosexuality

by Ron Citlau
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Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted: Biblical Direction for Friends, Family Members, and Those Struggling With Homosexuality by Ron Citlau

Helping the Same-Sex Attracted Faithfully Follow Jesus

As Christians seek to be biblically faithful on the issue of homosexuality, two fundamental questions come to mind: How can a person with same-sex attraction faithfully follow Jesus in his or her sexuality? And how can we support and encourage them in this?

With compassion and wisdom--on a topic rife with misunderstanding and hurt--author and pastor Ron Citlau will help you think deeply and clearly about every option the Bible offers, and what it clearly does not. Having personally dealt with same-sex attraction, walked with others still struggling, and pastored those with gay loved ones, he thoroughly examines all of the available options--heterosexual marriage, singleness, celibacy, and more--and considers them in light of the Scriptures.

With clarity and grace, he helps you discover the remarkable gifts God provides to the Christian who struggles with same-sex attraction and desires to faithfully follow Jesus. Here is a message of hope and practical, loving guidance for those who are same-sex attracted--and those who love them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764218682
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,159,194
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ron Citlau serves as senior pastor of Calvary Church near Chicago. Ron is coauthor of Compassion Without Compromise (with Adam Barr) and helped produce curriculum on sexual healing now used by Desert Stream Ministries in hundreds of churches throughout the country. Ron lives with his wife, Amy, in Chicago.

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Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted: Biblical Direction for Friends, Family Members, and Those Struggling With Homosexuality 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
MelissaF 10 months ago
What a powerful and timely book. This addresses some very important topics that I think we have trouble putting into words. This will give you language to address some things that, as Christians, we know isn’t God’s plan. I do think the first step is admitting the homosexuality is a sin. If people aren’t there or don’t believe that they won’t even pay attention to this book. They may not have to even believe that it’s a sin but they need to be in a place where they are uncomfortable with that lifestyle. I feel if they are accepting that as their identity they won’t care what this book has say. With that being said, it does give those that do believe it is sin a place to start, a way to dialogue about this topic. It does boil down to identity. In the very beginning Ron says something I underlined. Page 32 he says, “Today, sexual identity seems to be tied up in sexual desire. If you have a desire for someone then that defines your sexual identity, and our work is to be true to one’s self and pursue that desire.” He’s not saying that is right but that is what the world has decided. That would be like someone who is attracted to someone other then their husband saying, “I am just an adulteress. I can’t remain faithful to my husband so I am going to be with any man I chose.” Most of the world, Christian or not, agrees that is not okay. That is called cheating on someone. Just because you desire something you don’t have to make that your identity. Jesus can redeem that just as He can redeem any sin. If you know someone struggling with same-sex attraction or you just want some things to think about regarding this issue this book is a great place to start. A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own.
Anonymous 12 months ago
I received a copy of HOPE FOR THE SAME-SEX ATTRACTED: BIBLICAL DIRECTION FOR FRIENDS, FAMILY MEMBERS, AND THOSE STRUGGLING WITH HOMOSEXUALITY by Ron Citlau from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. Many of my friends are homosexual. I have seen them struggle personally. I have seen their families struggle to accept them. I have seen the cruelty shown to them on a daily basis. It is disheartening. I am religious. I find solace in religion, and while many of my homosexual friends were religious growing up, some of them have turned away because they don’t feel accepted, or worse – have been told to turn away. I found this book refreshing in that it isn’t just preaching. It reflects on the author’s personal experiences. It is written in a conversational way that keeps the chapters fast-paced. Don’t expect an answer. Don’t expect hate. Instead, this book teaches thought, reflection, and love. I recommend this book to those who wish to think more about the topic of homosexuality.
summer_no9 More than 1 year ago
Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted By Ron Citlau Biblical Direction for Friend, Family Members, and Those Struggling with Homosexuality This book was a wonderful writing and compelling to read That everyone can be bask in hope to redeems the struggle with homosexuality and invite us to the new way of being and loving someone that you care about . The author Ron Citlau will help you think through in every option the Bible offers-and what it does not. This book also encourages readers to think deeply and biblically about heterosexual marriage, singleness, celibacy and discovery more the remarkable gifts God provides to the same-sex-attracted Christian who desires to faithfully follow Jesus. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. " I received this book free from the publisher through Bethany House Blogger in exchange for this review "
summer_no9 More than 1 year ago
Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted By Ron Citlau Biblical Direction for Friend, Family Members, and Those Struggling with Homosexuality This book was a wonderful writing and compelling to read That everyone can be bask in hope to redeems the struggle with homosexuality and invite us to the new way of being and loving someone that you care about . The author Ron Citlau will help you think through in every option the Bible offers-and what it does not. This book also encourages readers to think deeply and biblically about heterosexual marriage, singleness, celibacy and discovery more the remarkable gifts God provides to the same-sex-attracted Christian who desires to faithfully follow Jesus. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. " I received this book free from the publisher through Bethany House Blogger in exchange for this review "
summer_no9 More than 1 year ago
Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted By Ron Citlau Biblical Direction for Friend, Family Members, and Those Struggling with Homosexuality This book was a wonderful writing and compelling to read That everyone can be bask in hope to redeems the struggle with homosexuality and invite us to the new way of being and loving someone that you care about . The author Ron Citlau will help you think through in every option the Bible offers-and what it does not. This book also encourages readers to think deeply and biblically about heterosexual marriage, singleness, celibacy and discovery more the remarkable gifts God provides to the same-sex-attracted Christian who desires to faithfully follow Jesus. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. " I received this book free from the publisher through Bethany House Blogger in exchange for this review "
summer_no9 More than 1 year ago
Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted By Ron Citlau Biblical Direction for Friend, Family Members, and Those Struggling with Homosexuality This book was a wonderful writing and compelling to read That everyone can be bask in hope to redeems the struggle with homosexuality and invite us to the new way of being and loving someone that you care about . The author Ron Citlau will help you think through in every option the Bible offers-and what it does not. This book also encourages readers to think deeply and biblically about heterosexual marriage, singleness, celibacy and discovery more the remarkable gifts God provides to the same-sex-attracted Christian who desires to faithfully follow Jesus. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. " I received this book free from the publisher through Bethany House Blogger in exchange for this review "
summer_no9 More than 1 year ago
Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted By Ron Citlau Biblical Direction for Friend, Family Members, and Those Struggling with Homosexuality This book was a wonderful writing and compelling to read That everyone can be bask in hope to redeems the struggle with homosexuality and invite us to the new way of being and loving someone that you care about . The author Ron Citlau will help you think through in every option the Bible offers-and what it does not. This book also encourages readers to think deeply and biblically about heterosexual marriage, singleness, celibacy and discovery more the remarkable gifts God provides to the same-sex-attracted Christian who desires to faithfully follow Jesus. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. " I received this book free from the publisher through Bethany House Blogger in exchange for this review "
summer_no9 More than 1 year ago
Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted By Ron Citlau Biblical Direction for Friend, Family Members, and Those Struggling with Homosexuality This book was a wonderful writing and compelling to read That everyone can be bask in hope to redeems the struggle with homosexuality and invite us to the new way of being and loving someone that you care about . The author Ron Citlau will help you think through in every option the Bible offers-and what it does not. This book also encourages readers to think deeply and biblically about heterosexual marriage, singleness, celibacy and discovery more the remarkable gifts God provides to the same-sex-attracted Christian who desires to faithfully follow Jesus. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. " I received this book free from the publisher through Bethany House Blogger in exchange for this review "