“An Alternative Script for Same-Sex Attraction”
a blog post by Desiring God
This post is not exhaustive, but serves as a good introduction to two ideas: the fulfillment and joy in Christ available for those who struggle with same-sex attraction, and the role that the church has the privilege to play in their sanctification. Chances are that you know someone who struggles with same-sex attraction. Some of you may be so fortunate as to have been confided in by those people. Should someone trust you enough to tell you that this is something they wrestle with, do you know what you would say? Nick Roen proposes, and I fully agree, that to reiterate the prohibition of homosexual activity is not enough. Our responsibility as the church is to point them to a universal truth: that Christ is greater peace and comfort and joy and love than anything in the world, and anything that sin can offer. Roen’s final point is applicable to all believers, I think, and one that I am glad to raise. The church ought to be the place where weary believers can come and find brothers and sisters who will live up to those familial names by supporting one another in the faith. Whether or not you know someone who struggles with same-sex attraction, that’s something we can–and should–be cultivating now.