Resources

This section will be regularly updated to provide you with the latest perspectives on same-sex attraction, including reviews of recent publications, articles, links, videos, interviews and brief points of view. The different categories of resources can be found in the section menu.

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Using Living Out resources in your local church

Using Living Out resources in your local church

Ever wondered how to speak in your church on same sex attraction? Here is some help.

Does Living Out support

Does Living Out support 'gay cure' or 'conversion therapy'?

A new article by Sean Doherty answering this question.

How to show the love of Christ to SSA friends

How to show the love of Christ to SSA friends

Sam Allberry gives advice in this video

Love Letter to a Lesbian

Love Letter to a Lesbian

Jackie Hill Perry, a poet and hip-hop artist, writes out of her experience.

A Better Story

A Better Story

Glynn Harrison reimagines the Biblical vision for sex and marriage

The Bible & Same-Sex Relationships

The Bible & Same-Sex Relationships

John Dickson explains biblical teaching.

Keller on Vines & Wilson

Keller on Vines & Wilson

Tim Keller reviews two new books.

Resource for Youth Ministry

Resource for Youth Ministry

Mark Yarhouse has produced another excellent book.

Understanding the causes of same-sex attraction

Understanding the causes of same-sex attraction

A summary of the latest research.

Purity is the answer to our greatest need

Purity is the answer to our greatest need

A great perspective on sex and intimacy.

 Isn’t the Christian view of sexuality dangerous & harmful?

Isn’t the Christian view of sexuality dangerous & harmful?

Sam Allberry answers a persistent question.

Should I go to a gay wedding?

Should I go to a gay wedding?

The invitation will come soon enough. Four views.

We are all messy

We are all messy

Rosaria Butterfield on Loving Our Gay and Lesbian Friends

Is the Church failing gay Christians?

Is the Church failing gay Christians?

Sean Doherty & Steve Chalke give their views on this question

Ed’s New Book: The Plausibility Problem

Ed’s New Book: The Plausibility Problem

An introductory offer for Living Out users.

Seven Things I Wish My Pastor Knew About My Homosexuality

Seven Things I Wish My Pastor Knew About My Homosexuality

Dr Jean Lloyd, a now-married former lesbian, offers advice for pastors.

Evangelical Responses to Human Sexuality

Evangelical Responses to Human Sexuality

Professor Steve Holmes sketches out an evangelical theology of human sexuality

How should I respond if my child comes out to me?

How should I respond if my child comes out to me?

Sean Doherty gives some pointers on how to ensure your child feels loved and supported, and some tips on what NOT to do!

Answering tough questions about same-sex marriage

Answering tough questions about same-sex marriage

Sam Allberry looks at four of the toughest questions on SSA (from the 2014 ERLC national conference "Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage"

Christians discuss their experiences of SSA

Christians discuss their experiences of SSA

Four Christians discuss their experiences of same-sex attraction (from the 2014 ERLC national conference "Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage").

A perspective on reparative therapy

A perspective on reparative therapy

Russell Moore gives a Gospel-centred perspective.

Resources for Churches

Resources for Churches

The Evangelical Group on General Synod have produced an excellent resource for churches.

A new story of redemption and salvation

A new story of redemption and salvation

Andy Robinson, a pastor in Oxford, has recently shared his story with his church family.

How can we ensure we have good discussions with those Christians who disagree with us on sexuality?

How can we ensure we have good discussions with those Christians who disagree with us on sexuality?

Canon Dr Andrew Goddard, an ethicist who has been part of discussions of sexuality over many years, shares some of his experiences and reflections.

Sex and the Single Woman

Sex and the Single Woman

Fabienne Harford movingly and honestly shares some of the challenges of singleness from her experience

 An Open Conversation about Sexuality

An Open Conversation about Sexuality

Audio recording of Sean Doherty and Steve Chalke's conversation about sexuality.

Sexuality & Silence

Sexuality & Silence

Andrew Wilson thinks he’s discovered a new silent trend.

Celibate Same-Sex Couples?

Celibate Same-Sex Couples?

If a couple has decided to be celibate, what level of physical intimacy is then appropriate for them?

Becoming Christians: what if you are an SSA couple?

Becoming Christians: what if you are an SSA couple?

What happens when a lesbian couple with a family accept Christ into their lives? Sean Doherty replies.

Generous Spaciousness

Generous Spaciousness

A review of Wendy VanderWal-Gritters’ book.

Life as a Virgin

Life as a Virgin

J.Todd Billings tackles perhaps the last sexual taboo.

A Response to Vicky Beeching

A Response to Vicky Beeching

Ed Shaw explains why Vicky Beeching's story isn't the whole story.

God and the Gay Christian

God and the Gay Christian

A review of Matthew Vines' new book by Sam Allberry.

Your Church & Same-Sex Attraction

Your Church & Same-Sex Attraction

What can churches do to help Christians who experience same-sex attraction? Sam Allberry outlines 5 things to bear in mind.

Battling Homosexual Lust

Battling Homosexual Lust

John Piper responds to a question about homosexual lust.

“The Church is Homophobic.” True or False?

“The Church is Homophobic.” True or False?

Wesley Hill's reflections on Sean Doherty's positive experience.

The Identity Issue

The Identity Issue

Sean Doherty explains why he has moved away from a homosexual identity.

Coming Out Christian

Coming Out Christian

Eve Tushnet reflects on the many advantages of Christians being open about experiences of same-sex attraction.

The Idols of Same-Sex Attraction

The Idols of Same-Sex Attraction

Sam Allberry shares his experience of the idolatry of same-sex attraction.

Washed and Waiting

Washed and Waiting

Sean Doherty recommends Wesley Hill's book.

Permanent, Faithful, Stable

Permanent, Faithful, Stable

Ed Shaw reviews Jeffrey John's influential book.

A former lesbian professor speaks

A former lesbian professor speaks

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield tells of her journey from life as a lesbian academic to married Christian.

CS Lewis on Homosexuality

CS Lewis on Homosexuality

Lewis responds to a letter he received asking about homosexuality.

What is chastity?

What is chastity?

Jenny Taylor explains this much maligned way of living.

The problem with labels

The problem with labels

Anthropologist Jennell Williams Paris explains the limitations of sexuality labels.

The need for a positive view of chastity

The need for a positive view of chastity

Melinda Selmys on why sex has become so important in our society.

Vaughan Roberts on Singleness

Vaughan Roberts on Singleness

The Rector of St. Ebbe's Church, Oxford, explains what the Bible teaches about singleness.

A different kind of coming out

A different kind of coming out

The article in Christianity magazine that first introduced the Living Out site and the stories of some of the people behind it.

What about sexual fulfillment?

What about sexual fulfillment?

New Testament professor Richard Hays shines the light of scripture into our sex-obsessed society.

Unconditional

Unconditional

Ed Shaw reviews the recently published first book of Justin Lee (founder of the Gay Christian Network in the United States).

Why talk of “same-sex attraction”?

Why talk of “same-sex attraction”?

Ritch Savin-Williams, Professor of Clinical and Developmental Psychology at Cornell University, explains why he prefers the term.