Audience: Friends & Family; Resource Type: Articles

Growing Up

by Ricky Chelette Becoming an adult isn’t easy.  In fact, it is one of the hardest changes everyone goes through.  For those who struggle with same gender attraction it is particularly difficult because there were legitimate needs that were unmet during our maturation process. Those needs weren’t always kept from us or hidden from us, … Read More »

A Real Woman? Defining Biblical Femininity

by D’Ann Davis, Director of Women’s Ministry, Living Hope Ministries   Femininity is a word that has varying definitions in our culture today.  From television shows to music to denominational differences, we see innumerable views on what makes a woman a woman.  Why is it important to define femininity?  Primarily it is important so that … Read More »

From Boy to Boyd

by Boyd, 27 I’m going start today where I’m going to finish and that’s with a few quotes. These quotes are not my own and, in fact, anything you read from me today that sounds cool and catchy came from somewhere else. Probably Sy Rogers… or Ricky… or Julie… This first one comes from Sheila … Read More »

The Power of True Friendship

by Olivia My journey with Living Hope Ministry (LHM) began twelve years ago as I was praying for the ministry in my church’s intercessory prayer room. During that time I felt God urging me to become actively involved. My initial response was, Abba, you have got to be kidding. He wasn’t. I had no idea … Read More »

Helping Sons Grow into Gender-Healthy Boys

by Online Forum Participants A Discussion in the community forum Hope Cafe In response to Sue’s question of what to tell mothers to help their sons develop into gender-healthy boys, insight from a variety of people: Oh, great wise one, you ask us grasshoppers for advice? Have you gone mad my good lady? I hesitate … Read More »

Help! My Wife Struggles

by D’Ann Davis, Director of Women’s Ministry I have received several inquiries lately regarding how a man should love his wife who struggles with same sex attraction and whether or not her persistent struggle reflects on a husband’s adequacy as a spouse. This is a great question and one I would like to address. So, … Read More »

The Great Irony

By: “John” 33 LHM Member As I reflect on my experience over the last 20 or so years of walking out of homosexuality with the help of Living Hope Ministries and Exodus International, I couldn’t help but think how grateful I am for the sacrifices of the people of this ministry. They have put their … Read More »

Keys to Recovery from Same-Sex Attractions

by: LHM Board [Note: while we are confident that the following list is accurate, we are aware that it can be overwhelming. It would be like handing a newborn baby a list of all the things he will have to learn in the next five years: everything from learning to turn over, learning to walk, … Read More »

Idolatry and Me

by Julie When I was a junior in high school, I purposefully wet my pants in front of my whole chemistry class to prove a point.  My teacher never allowed anyone to go use the restroom during her class because she felt like students simply used it as an excuse to dodge schoolwork and kill … Read More »

Help! My Son is Gay

by Ricky Chelette, Executive Director “So should I push my son towards women now?”  That’s a question I often get from fathers of young men who are struggling with same gender attractions. Dads are often devastated by the discovery of their son’s homosexuality.  But the answer to their son’s struggle is not to push him … Read More »