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

When Gay Comes Home: Learning to Build Bridges

byBeek Wilna Van

Paperback | November 2, 2017

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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

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 topi...
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Title:When Gay Comes Home: Learning to Build BridgesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:274 pagesPublished:November 2, 2017Publisher:Word Alive PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1486615775

ISBN - 13:9781486615773

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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

Editorial Reviews

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 ThompsonCo-Host of The 700 Club Canada and Host of Laura-Lynn & FriendsAuthor of Relentless Redemption In When Gay Comes Home, 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.In the book, Wilna capably serves as both a pastor and a prophetess. As pastor, she effectively explains Scripture to provide comfort, encouragement, and hope. As prophetess, she boldly proclaims truth. Be prepared to be uncomfortable as you read When Gay Comes Home. Truth has a way of making us feel that way.The clear and timeless biblical foundations established in this book will enable the timely application of its truth in the lives of individuals, families facing real-life challenges, and Christian congregations seeking to reflect the fullness of both grace and truth.—David E. HazzardGeneral Secretary Treasurer, Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada