Christian families, like the rest of society, are scrambling to find clarity in the fog of confusion that has swept our culture when it comes to gender and transgenderism. Especially concerned are parents or family and friends of who find themselves dealing with children experiencing incongruence between their feelings about gender and their biological sex. These are real problems and the church does need to think long and hard about how to encourage, support and guide such families.
While teaching and living out a consistent biblical worldview is vital, we are also helped when those within the medical/scientific community speak up and affirm the gender binary that God established when he created humanity as male and female. It is self-evident for the honest observer and true human flourishing comes when we live according to our God given nature rather than trying to deny it.
In this post I just want to present some useful information that I was recently alerted to surrounding an article and subsequent interview with Dr. Michelle A. Cretella, who is President of the American College of Paediatricians. Here is the link to the College’s own webpage. Continue reading