When Gay Comes Home: Learning to Build Bridges

When Gay Comes Home: Learning to Build Bridges

by Wilna van Beek


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781486615773
Publisher: Word Alive Press
Publication date: 11/02/2017
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Wilna van Beek is a speaker and author who has developed numerous resources which are available on her website. She has been sharing her amazing story of redemption and transformation, after living a homosexual life for years. Wilna has been speaking with large audiences since 2009, equipping hundreds of pastors and leaders on the topic of homosexuality. She carries dual citizenship (Canadian/South African) and currently resides in Saskatchewan. She owns a very busy pet grooming salon and considers her three wonderful dogs to be part of her family.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Acknowledgements xvii

Introduction xxi

1. I Have a Dream 1

2. Born for a Purpose 3

3. What Glasses Are You Wearing? 8

4. Terminology and Factors Influencing Our Identity 10

5. My Struggles with Identity 18

6. My Struggles with Christianity 20

7. A Revelation of My Identity 25

8. Learning to Love 32

9. How My Journey with Jesus Began 39

10. My Attempts to Run Away from Myself 43

11. The Sin Issue 54

12. The Three Approaches 66

13. The Jesus Approach (a.k.a. Wearing Jesus Glasses) 75

14. The Temptations of the Flesh 94

15. Unchosen Attractions vs. Chosen Identity 100

16. Holy Sexuality 110

17. What Is the Role of the Holy Spirit? 120

18. The Stages of Grief 122

19. Coping and Praying 130

20. Cautions in Your Prayer 132

21. A Very Simple Prayer 134

22. Five Building Blocks for When Gay Comes Home 138

23. Support Groups 142

24. What Matters Most 144

25. Cautions in Addressing Homosexuality 148

Appendix A: A Much-Needed New Approach 163

Appendix B: Questions and Answers 185

Appendix C: Who is Your Master? Study Guide 203

Introduction 209

Who is Your Master? 211

Conclusion 241

Reflection 243

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