When Gay Comes Home: Learning to Build Bridges

When Gay Comes Home: Learning to Build Bridges

by Wilna van Beek

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Overview

When Gay Comes Home: Learning to Build Bridges by Wilna van Beek

When a person tells you they’re gay, what is your first reaction? How do

you “see” them? What kind of “glasses” do you have on? Are you comfortably

able to speak with confidence, using the right language, when this topic

comes up? In When Gay Comes Home, you will learn about the

redemptive power of God and it will guide you in how to put on your Jesus

glasses, helping you to communicate in a loving and respectful way, thus

building bridges instead of walls.

Study Guide Included. Recommended for parents, youth pastors, and

teachers to educate and equip children from the age of nine and up. Also

includes a section specifically developed for pastors.

Never before have we faced such challenges in our culture with respect to

issues of our sexuality and gender identity. Wilna van Beek is a voice of

wisdom, strength, and courage in the desert. I have not seen this kind of

profoundly important information presented so succinctly in any other

format. Simplifying and bringing the confusion into an understandable place

of dialogue and support, she has captured both the heart of the matter and

the challenge of our culture. Families facing unexpected news of a child who

“comes out,” or someone dealing with their own internal battle, will find

real answers as they wrestle through this emotionally charged topic. Wilna’s

bravery, character, and calling are for such a time as this and I thank God

for her!

—Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson

Co-Host of The 700 Club Canada and Host of Laura-Lynn & Friends

Author of Relentless Redemption

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781486615773
Publisher: Word Alive Press
Publication date: 11/02/2017
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 1,057,774
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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