While the national debate surrounding bathroom policies for transgender persons continues, evangelicals consider how to best engage the topic and more generally how to care for the LGBT persons and their families in their midst.

In this one-hour webinar, psychologist Mark Yarhouse, author of “Understanding Gender Dysphoria” and founder of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity at Regent University, shared tools for compassionate and biblically faithful ministry to LGBT persons and their families.

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Mark Yarhouse is professor and Dr. Arthur P. Rech and Mrs. Jean May Rech Endowed Chair in Psychology at Wheaton College, where he directs the Sexual & Gender Identity Institute. Yarhouse has published over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is author or co-author of several books, including "Understanding Sexual Identity: A Resource for Youth Ministers" and "Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture," "Sexual Identity & Faith" and "Costly Obedience: Listening to and Learning from Celibate Gay Christians." He holds an M.A. in theological studies, and an M.A. and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Wheaton College.