Understanding and Ministering to Those Who Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction
It is no secret that the Church faces an uphill battle as it seeks to handle the tough topic of homosexuality. In addition to the inherent difficulty and complexity of the issue, Christians have often failed in their attempts to communicate with those who experience same-sex attraction. When it comes to homosexuality, the Church’s reputation isn’t great. Many pastors and Christians simply feel uncomfortable and ill-equipped to reach out and minister to people who are openly gay or who are struggling with same-sex desires. This paper seeks to help people understand the experiences and emotions of those who are gay or battling same-sex attraction, and second, to use that knowledge to equip pastors and individual Christians to better minister to and reach such people.