Nearly one-third adolescent boys and many teen girls go through a time of questioning their sexual identity. With today’s discussions of “gender fluidity,” it has become an even larger issue.
If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning, I want you to know I care about you.
If you’re straight, I want you to know that gender identity is a complicated issue. And when an issue is so complicated, compassion should be the first response.
So, I’ve attempted to write these excerpts from my books on sexuality as well as these recent posts with truth and grace, so thank you for your consideration and comments. (This may prove to be my most controversial issue of Hope and Humor, but it is well worth the risk to address these issues.) Here we go . . .
My sexual identity crisis
LGBTQ issues have sparked contentious debate. So, it’s time for me to “come out” and admit my struggle with my own sexual self-identity as a teenager. [Continue reading]
Is sexual identity nature or nurture?
Brain research seems to suggest that a disruption in one’s embryonic development, could produce a male with a “female” brain. This may give credence to transgenders’ argument that they are women in men’s bodies. [Continue reading]
God and the Gay Christian conversation
The fight for acceptance of sex-same unions has moved from the gay community to the media to the states to the courts to “mainline” churches—and now to evangelical churches with Matthew Vines’ controversial book. [Continue reading]
God and the Gay Christian concepts
If you read just one post this issue, I’d encourage you to read, what I believe, are four biblical concepts. I’ve labeled it a “rough draft,” so I’d welcome your input. [Continue reading]
Why are some people so bent out of shape about homosexuality?
The late Fred Phelps and his followers became infamous for their picketing with signs declaring, “God Hates Fags.” Phelps message and methods have been condemned by both religious and non-religious. (See God hates godhatesfags.com). But, why does God—and many of those who profess to follow Him—seem so bent out of shape about homosexual behavior? Here’s my theory for your consideration. [Continue reading]
A ‘civil’ debate on same-sex marriage
Is it possible for opposing sides of the issue to get what they both want? Here’s my win/win proposal. [Continue reading]
New book releases fall 2017
I’m thrilled to announce that Bold Vision Books will be releasing Three Questions: Unanswered Prayer, Unfulfilled Promises, Unpunished Evil in time for the Christmas book-buying season. And thanks for your prayers as I write with a June 31 deadline. Click for a rough draft of the Preface and Introduction. (Okay, it’s really rough draft, that I’m completely rewriting, but it will at least give you an idea of what I’m writing.)
Previous issues, legal stuff . . .
• Love, marriage, sex issue (2.1.17)
• Inaugural issue (1.15.17)
• Lives matter issue (1.8.17)
• New Year, new you issue (1.1.17)
• Mental health issue (12.28.16)
• Music issue: 2 (09.18.16)
• Conspiracy issue (09.12.16)
Plus, you can also access over 300 posts—more encouragement and entertainment than you can shake a memory stick at—on death, faith, health, heavy topics, holidays, hope, humor, life hacks, love, parents, sex, spiritual issues and writing resources. But wait, there’s more: free stuff. Enjoy!
All writing copyright © James N. Watkins and is protected by United States and international law. For permission to print or repost, please visit my press page.
If you enjoyed this post, please share it on your social networks. Thanks!