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911790: Restoring Sexual Identity: Hope for Women Who Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction Restoring Sexual Identity: Hope for Women Who Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction
By Anne Paulk

Are you or someone you know struggling with same-sex attraction? Is lesbianism an inherited predisposition? Find answers to this and other critical questions. Women, their families and friends wrestling with this issue will find practical advice for healing and change.

460018: Out of Egypt Out of Egypt
By Jeanette Howard

For many years Jeanette was an active lesbian. When, as a result of her new-found faith, she realised the need to change her lifestyle, she could find little immediate help. this book is the result of her five-year walk away from lesbianism. Through it she wants to provide a practical tool which can guide others towards the Promised Land of freedom in Christ. Her careful and honest teaching will prove invaluable not only to Christians struggling with lesbianism, but also pastors, counselors and family members seeking greater understanding.

216236: Dwelling in the Land: Bringing Same-Sex Attraction Under the Lordship of Christ Dwelling in the Land: Bringing Same-Sex Attraction Under the Lordship of Christ
By Jeanette Howard

If you struggle with same-sex attraction, or know someone who does, then this book is for you.

Some Christians who think of themselves as "gay" have sought healing and sexual re-orientation. Some have chosen a freer interpretation of the biblical texts. Others don't know where they belong, or what they should believe. Still others remain gay-identified yet choose to live as celibates. All have found that their sexual orientation strongly influences, even defines, who they perceive themselves to be. But Jeanette believes that to identify herself as "gay" does not do justice to what God has been doing in her life.

As a Christian you belong to Christ. "I have been born from on high and have a completely new DNA, God's DNA, residing in me and flowing through me," says Jeanette. "I am no longer a sinner but a saint. I am a daughter of the King." With intelligence, compassion and fellow-feeling Jeanette explains what it means, as a Christian who has wrestled for the whole of her adult life with same-sex attraction, to live honestly and consistently as a Bible-believing Christian.

615773: When Gay Comes Home: Learning to Build Bridges

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

Wilna van Beek beautifully weaves together two profound stories into a tapestry of faith, hope, and love.

The first story is her story. It is told with compelling courage and refreshing transparency and desperately needs to be heard today. Wilna's honest vulnerability projects us beyond the predictable and tired cultural norms of individualism, self-identification, and sensual pleasure and allows us to see that there is another, higher way to live: the way of humility and repentance, which leads to transformation and genuine life!

The second story is the well-worn but often misunderstood story of Jesus and how Jesus loves and cares for people... all people. It is Jesus who enables the transformation we all so desperately require.

30552: Learning to Trust Again: A Young Woman's Journey of Healing from Sexual Abuse Learning to Trust Again: A Young Woman's Journey of Healing from Sexual Abuse
By Christa Sands

With a rare blend of integrity, depth, and courage, Ms. Sands employs her descriptive prose, honed through years of personal journaling, to draw us through the agonizing and life-giving journey that a sexual abuse victim can take toward the heart of a God who consumes the deepest of tragedies with his unrelenting love. This book is an offer to all who are willing to read it to find the deepest form of hope by embracing the paradox: "Whoever loses his life for Me will find it."

865845: Emotional Dependency, 5 Pack Emotional Dependency, 5 Pack
By Lori Rentzel

Lori Thorkelson Rentzel describes the signs of emotional dependency and shows how God can bring healing and wholeness to these unhealthy relationships. Package of 5.

837400: No Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Addiction No Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Addiction
By Marnie C. Ferree

No Stones offers practical help for women who are battling sexual addiction and those who want to stand with women as they seek help. Important for pastors and church leaders, this book offers a much sought-after resource for Christian counselors and therapists. Paperback.

457981: Every Woman's Battle with Workbook: Discovering God's Plan for Sexual and Emotional Fulfillment Every Woman's Battle with Workbook: Discovering God's Plan for Sexual and Emotional Fulfillment
By Shannon Ethridge

When does a woman's affair begin? Not with the first forbidden touch, but with the first unfaithful thought---even a seemingly harmless emotional connection with another man. Drawing lessons from her own life and other real-life stories, Ethridge shows how single, married, and engaged women can protect their bodies, hearts, and minds. Includes workbook. 336 pages, softcover from Waterbrook.

793856: Called Out Called Out
By Janet Boynes

Avoiding nothing, Boynes tells the heartwrenching story of the hardship and abuse that led her into a lesbian lifestyle. Sharing how God's people brought her to faith in Christ---out of sin and into ministry---she exhorts the church, encourages families and friends, and provides answers to the questions we all ask. 204 pages, softcover from Creation House.

123244X: Like Mother, Like Daughter?: The Effects of Growing Up in a Homosexual Home Like Mother, Like Daughter?: The Effects of Growing Up in a Homosexual Home
By Jakii Edwards

What's it like for children to be raised by a gay parent or gay parents? How do these children feel? What effects does the homesexualtiy have on them? Written by a woman who was raised by a lesbian mother, this book gives the reader a unique look at a growing cultural movement.

39123: The Truth Comes Out: The Story of My Heart"s Transformation The Truth Comes Out: The Story of My Heart's Transformation
By Nancy Heche

After 25 years of marriage and what was seemingly a perfect union between Nancy Heche and her husband Don came the shocking discovery of his secret homosexual lifestyle and the shattering diagnosis of AIDS. After losing her husband to the disease, she lost her son in a car crash and her youngest daughter Anne became involved in a high-profile lesbian relationship. Hopeless? Hardly. Find out how Scripture helped her hold on through even the toughest times of despair in this motivating story of faith.

768377: The Friendships of Women, 20th Anniversary Edition The Friendships of Women, 20th Anniversary Edition
By Dee Brestin

Intense, intimate, powerful, painful---join Brestin as she probes the depths of female friendship, including why it's hard to maintain that bond, and three biblical role models. You'll laugh and cry as you discover how to strengthen your relationships with this 20th anniversary edition, updated for today's women who face new challenges in an increasingly impersonal world! 224 pages, softcover from Cook.

527807: The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, Expanded  Edition: An English Professor"s Journey into Christian Faith The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, Expanded Edition: An English Professor's Journey into Christian Faith
By Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department's curriculum.

Then, in her late 30's, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down--the idea that Christianity, a religion she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was. That idea seemed to fly in the face of the people and causes that she most loved. What follows is a story of what she describes as a train wreck at the hand of the supernatural. These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could.

This expanded edition includes more than 50 pages of additional content, including: two open letters from Rosaria, Pastor Ken G. Smith's story of reaching out to Rosaria, Pastor Kent Butterfield's testimony of Christian hospitality, FAQs, psalms to sing, and more.

527999: Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ
By Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

Terms like same-sex marriage, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gay Christian are part of daily discourse; yet enormous controversy surrounds them. They are the stuff of news headlines and vitriolic social media posts. But they also reflect stirrings of the heart in real people with real questions and concerns.

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, once a leftist professor in a committed lesbian relationship and now a confessional Christian, but always the thoughtful and compassionate professor, has written a follow up to The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert.This book answers many of the questions people pose when she speaks at universities and churches, questions not only about her unlikely conversion to Christ but about personal struggles that the questioners only dare to ask someone else who has traveled a long and painful journey.

Dr. Butterfield not only goes to great lengths to clarify some of today's key controversies, she also traces their history and defines the terms that have become second nature today--even going back to God's original design for marriage and sexuality as found in the Bible. She cuts to the heart of the problems and points the way to the solution, which includes a challenge to the church to be all that God intended it to be, and for each person to find the true freedom that is found in Christ.

Chapters include:

  • Conversion: the Spark of a New Identity
  • Identity: the Flame of Our Union in Christ
  • Repentance: the Threshold to God and the Answer to Shame, Temptation, and Sin
  • Sexual Orientation: Freud's 19th Century Category Mistake
  • Self-Representation: What Does It Mean to Be "gay"?
  • Conflict: When Sisters Disagree
  • Community: Representing Christ to the World


408414: Homosexuality: Finding Hope in the Gospel DVD Homosexuality: Finding Hope in the Gospel DVD
By Dr. Rosaria Butterfield

Filmed at the 2015 Answers for Women Conference, this program discusses practical help for those struggling with same-sex attraction. Dr. Rosaria Butterfield was a tenured professor of English and Women’s Studies at Syracuse University, scholar in 19th century literature and culture (and advocate of Freud, Marx, Hegel, Darwin), author of a book in feminist theory and articles in queer theory, partnered to another lesbian woman, and a proponent of LGBT civil rights. Her conversion did not come easily, and she lost “everything but the dog” when Christ rescued her.

Rosaria’s conversion left her clearheaded about God’s authority and holiness and the integrity of His Word. She also learned why God demands sexual purity and what the purpose of sexuality is. Hear her train wreck conversion and its many character-changing edges! Free Discussion Guide included.

  • Length: 62 minutes
  • Ages: Teen - Adults

0343917: Please Don't Say You Need Me Please Don't Say You Need Me
By Jan Silvious

Please Don't Say You Need Me... is a common plea voiced by people trapped in unhealthy, codependent relationships. Confused by their conflicting emotions, they feel trapped between wanting to love and care for someone else and yet, at the same time, needing to escape from that person's intense and suffocating demands for self-esteem. Jan Silvious offers practical, biblical answers for those dealing with codependency issues.

0225590: The Mom Factor The Mom Factor
By Dr. Henry Cloud

No one has influenced the person you are today like your mother. The way she handled your needs as a child has shaped your worldview, your relationships, your marriage, your career, your self-image-your life. You can identify areas that need reshaping, to make positive choices for personal change, and to establish a mature relationship with Mom today, and help your relationship with your daughter tomorrow.

65772: Homosexual Struggle, 5 Pack Homosexual Struggle, 5 Pack

This personal account of temptation and triumph over homosexuality offers counsel for others who struggle to bring their sexuality under the lordship of Christ.

918978: The Emotionally Destructive Relationship: Seeing It, Stopping It, Surviving It The Emotionally Destructive Relationship: Seeing It, Stopping It, Surviving It
By Leslie Vernick

Author Leslie Vernick is a licensed clinical social worker. In The Emotionally Destructive Relationship she addresses the devastating damage that can be done through emotional and verbal abuse and offers a biblical based hope for stopping it. Learn how to recognize abuse, stop it, and survive its impact on your life by embracing God's freedom.

96205: From Bondage to Bonding: Escaping Codependency, Embracing Biblical Love From Bondage to Bonding: Escaping Codependency, Embracing Biblical Love
By Nancy Groom

If you suffer from codependency, this book will show you how to break free from damaging influences and make genuine, biblical love a central part of your daily life. In this thorough and nontechnical guide to assessment and recovery, Nancy Groom takes you beyond simply escaping codependency. She goes on to help you tackle the tough questions you'll face as you emerge from destructive relationships.

609056: Forgive and Live Forgive and Live
By Beth Hunter

Regardless of the source of pain, forgiveness is essential to heal and be whole. This study encourages the willing to understand forgiveness is biblical and necessary for healing and peace in life. It draws you closer to God.


The Woman Who Outran the Devil: The Extraordinary Story of One Woman's Search for Real Love

by Shirley Baskett

The stirring true story of Shirley Baskett's journey from the depths of depravity to the heights of salvation.

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'C' Change: Living Renewed in Christ

by Shirley Baskett

16 Stories of people who have left homosexuality behind or who have had families impacted by someone who is same-sex attracted. These are Christian journeys that show the heart of a loving Father God who waits for all prodigals with his arms open.

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Free Indeed

Free Indeed is the story of Barbara Swallow, a wife who openly loved her husband and family, but who had a deep dark secret.

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Out of Egypt Workbook

This workbook accompanies the book, Out of Egypt, a practical and informative book for women who struggle with lesbianism.

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Stone Cold in a Warm Bed

Paul and Kathryn Wilson share a deeply personal and moving story of their struggle with pornography and its impact on their marriage.

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All Things New

The experiences of a woman who walked this journey and shares with you her struggles with complete transparency to encourage you to find true love in Christ.

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