Resources

This page is in its infancy and many more resource links will be provided in the coming weeks and months.  I will also be categorizing them, again however that is in the future.

  • World Congress of Families is a superb organization.  I had the privilege of speaking at a WCF conference in Warsaw, Poland in 2007.  This is a truly international organization, their annual conferences are wonderful, and their website  is a rich source of links, audios, videos, documents, and news.  I subscribe to their news and alerts.  They also have a YouTube channel; the 2015 conference presentations are all available on this, and the 2016 ones will be up shortly.
  • TruthXChange is the ministry of Dr. Peter Jones.  Dr. Jones speaks and writes extensively on the advance of pagan worldviews in the West, and particularly how this is infiltrating the church and affects views on marriage, sexual identity, sexual orientation, and the like.  Books include One or Two: Seeing a World of DifferenceGospel Truth: Pagan Lies, Capturing the Pagan Mind: Paul’s Blueprint for Thinking and Living In the New Global CultureCrackin DaVinci’s Code: You’ve Read the Fiction Now Read the FactsStolen Identity: The Conspiracy to Reinvent JesusOnly Two ReligionsThe Other Worldview: Exposing Christianity’s Greatest Threat, and God of Sex: How Spirituality Defines Your Sexuality.  You can learn more about, and order, these books here.  Dr. Jones is holding a conference this coming October entitled The Two Loves: A Biblical Response to “Gay Christianity.”  You can learn more here.
  • National Organization for Marriage is one of the premier organizations in the country standing up for one man/one woman marriage and issues related to it, including religious liberty.  This is a “must” resource center for those of us defending Biblical and Natural Marriage.  I am proud that one of the first students I had the privilege to teach in my career served NOM for years as a regional director, and their founder, Maggie Gallagher, was a speaker at Grove City College a few years back.
  • Walt Heyer’s website is extremely important.  You can also find numerous video of him on YouTube etc.  Here is his YouTube Channel, “Returned Home.”  Walt went through a complete surgical sex change, male-to-female, regretted it, turned his life over to Jesus Christ, and now has the temerity to challenge the transgender agenda and various untruths and distortions about this, as well as reach out (and help churches reach out) in love to transgenders.  Powerful stuff.  His books include Paper Genders: Pulling the Mask Off the Transgender Phenomenon; Gender, Lies and Suicide:  A Whistle-Blower Speaks OutPerfected With LoveKid Dakota and the SEcret at Grandma’s House;  Trading My Sorrows: A True Story of Betrayals, Bad Choices, Love, and the Journey Home.  These are all available at Amazon, here.
  • Family Research Council is a well-known and very important research, advocacy, policy organization firm in their defense of traditional marriage and family and all it is tied to.  Its legislative affiliate is FRC Action.  These sites and organizations are a cornucopia of resources and hosts numerous Webinars, conferences, panels and lectures.  FRC is the organization attacked by a gunman who claimed to have been incited to do so by FRC’s being listed as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center!    That’s OK, just about everyone opposes radical leftism is on their “hate” list, which is itself…well, hateful.  One can say the same thing about FRC’s designation on the equally irresponsible “Right Wing Watch.”
  • The Heritage Foundation is a large conservative think tank, enormously influential, with top-drawer talented Fellows galore.  Marriage and Family areas are just one of the foci for this organization, but the materials they put out on this issue are first-rate.  I also highly recommend you consider subscribing to The Daily Signal, a high-quality daily commentary which often contains excellent pieces on marriage, family, sexuality, sexual identity, and related issues.
  • Marriage and Religion Research Institute is a fantastic source of data and papers on a range of topics dealing with the intersection of marriage and religion.  The driving force behind it is Dr. Pat Fagan, associated with the Family Research Council, who also maintains a fine, data-heavy blog on the FRC site.
  • Another project of Pat Fagan and the Marriage and Religion Research Institute is MARRIPedia.  From the introduction on the site:  “MARRIpedia is an online social science encyclopedia on all matters related to family, marriage, religion, and sexuality. It synthesizes and translates the work of myriad social scientists into concise, issue-specific entries that are intelligible to the lay reader. As research continues to emerge on the intricate relationships of family and religion within society, MARRIpedia continuously consolidates that research in pertinent entries. The numerous cross-links illustrate the overlap of family, religion and a vast array of issues —such as education, the economy, poverty, crime, and abuse.The purpose of MARRIpedia is to let the data do the talking. We hope to facilitate societal changes by delivering the power of robust social science findings to the actors in families, churches, schools, and other “people-forming” institutions. Thus informed, citizens can effect changes for the good. MARRIpedia is an important resource for any student, parent, policy maker, reporter or blogger who wants to become an informed and proactive player in improving society.”  Highly recommended.
  • No resource list on a site devoted to promoting and defending Biblical and Natural Marriage would be complete without Focus on the Family.  The range of materials, books, audios and videos, workshops, and more provided through this ministry is stunning.  This organization was ultimately rooted in Dr. James Dobson’s work, whose Dare to Discipline had a strong influence upon me and many others from the time I was first brought to Christ in the 1970’s.  Here are excerpts from the site:”Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.  We’re here to come alongside families with relevance and grace at each stage of their journey. We support families as they seek to teach their children about God and His beautiful design for the family, protect themselves from the harmful influences of culture and equip themselves to make a greater difference in the lives of those around them.  No matter who you are, what you’re going through or what challenges your family may be facing, we’re here to help. With practical resources – like our 1-800 Family Help line, counseling and websites – we’re committed to providing trustworthy, biblical guidance and support.”
  • Rosaria Champagne Butterfield is a former lesbian, LGBT activist, and tenured Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Syracuse University who was converted through the grace of God in 1999.  Now the homeschooling wife of a RPCNA pastor, she has authored her testimony in a book entitled Confessions of an Unlikely ConvertAn English Professor’s Journey Into Christian Faith.  Her follow-up book, Openness Unhindered:  Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union With Christ, is also excellent.  The books, and a lot more, are available from her website.  In January, 2016 she was interviewed at length by Focus on the Family.  The audio of those broadcasts can be heard here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).
  • Another cornucopia of fine resources, including free PDF versions of books like the award-winning Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (I contributed Chapter 18 to this), audios, videos, links, and so on, is The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood.  Overall, this organization, now well over 25 years old, is committed to the “complementarian” position, that men and women, husbands and wives, are equal but complementary in their attributes, callings and roles in marriage (and in the church).
  • Harvest USA is a tremendous organization with many fine resources for people suffering from sexual brokenness and their families.  This includes newsletters, books, articles, carefully annotated links, conference presentations, and individual and group counseling ministries.  Speakers from Harvest can often be made available to speak in workshops, churches and schools.  One will find many resources from them, for specific areas, linked elsewhere on this site.  For example, for transgender issues, see Male and Female in the Image of God.  When I know someone struggling with porn addiction, same-sex attraction, gender identity confusion, or whose spouse, child, or other family member is struggling with something like this, Harvest USA is the absolute first place I will send them.