What does it look like to be brave and tell the truth, when so many are saying, “Maybe I’m not a girl…”? And what is the truth about a person’s gender?
Also, why is masturbation wrong if it’s not hurting anyone? And how can we respond like God does, when someone opens up about sexual sin?
Kristen and I talk through these questions and more, offering advice found in our Origin Story, from Genesis 1-3. God doesn’t leave us to wonder about our gender and sexuality. Will you live like this Story is true?
Guest: Kristen Clark
Bible Passage: Genesis 1-3
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Kristen Clark is married to her best friend, Zack, and is the newly adoptive mom to two precious boys from Ukraine. She is co-founder of Girl Defined Ministries, author of several books, including Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story, and is passionate about promoting the message of God-defined womanhood through blogging, speaking, mentoring young women, and hosting Bible studies in her living room. In the end, she’s just a fun-lovin’ Texas girl who adores all things outdoors and is an unashamed dog-lover who snuggles with her little maltipoo whenever she can.
Questions about Gender, Sexuality and Masturbation
Kristen and I talked about several key ways to live out of our true Origin Story, found in Genesis 1-3:
- Why is there so much emphasis on pushing the boundaries on gender norms in our culture? Who wins?
- Some say, “I can’t believe that my church doesn’t affirm the LGBTQ community. Aren’t we supposed to love each other?” But is this the right response?
- I’m thinking of our young women, whose friends are exploring sexual behavior and identities that don’t align with the true story of Genesis 1-3, in How should we respond? What is loving?
- My husband and I have noticed that our young adult kids are very quick to correct us when we say things that seem “insensitive”. We want to be respectful, but how can we balance this with being “steadfast and immovable”?
- There are kids identifying as “furries”. How can moms influence their kids with our true origin story in Genesis?
- Is masturbation wrong? What does Genesis, and God’s design for marriage, have to say about this counterfeit version of sexual intimacy?
- Why is it helpful to bring our sexual struggle into the light?