Pastors, Christian counselors, congregational leaders, lay folks, officers of church bodies---any and all Christians will benefit from "Ministering to Transgender Christians."
Drawing on his experience as a former pastor and transgender woman, Eilers explains what gender dysphoria is and what might create sex and gender conflict. He describes all of the steps in transitioning, and goes in depth as to how gender dysphoric and trans persons suffer inwardly and in their families, work, churches, and communities.
He explores and explains key biblical passages---the ones typically used to erect walls between churches and trans Christians. Because misunderstanding gender issues is common, "What Transgender Is Not" is a vital chapter, followed by the many sticky situations Christians have encountered through the years and ultimately changed their minds about them.
To demonstrate that real people, in every size town and type of church live with gender dysphoria, a number of Christians are profiled.
Ultimately, the book leads to detailed helps in providing compassionate spiritual care to gender dysphoric and transgender Christians.
Combining my three years as a transgender woman, a quarter century of public speaking experience, and my desire to educate, my Transanswers presentation removes the mystery behind gender identity issues and being transgender.
"I didn't know what gender dysphoria is."
"I learned so much about the challenges of coming out."
"I had no idea there was so much involved in transitioning."
"Your presentation was so helpful!"
"I couldn't put it down."
" I had NO idea the struggle, even though I know just a bit about the condition."
"Throughout the countless challenges he faces, Greg’s strong Christian faith continues to shine through, as does the deep love he shares with the book’s heroine, his wife, Julie."
"A captivating story that brings so much awareness to gender dysphoria."
" Eloquent in a literary sense; well written, and enjoyable to read. Enlightening in a personal sense; learning one journey of gender dysphoria has opened my mind and heart to those that travel through this path. A must read."
" Wow! A really great read! Greg is an incredible writer and tells his story with grace."
"Greg, you should be on Oprah!"
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Since 2015, I've been blogging at Eilers Pizza, where you will find more than 300 posts.
I began the blog to educate regarding gender dysphoria and being transgender. It opened the doors through which I longed to enter, to talk with anyone who might listen.
Having been a minister, I especially wanted to engage with Lutheran pastors and fellow Christians. My being transgender upset a lot of carts as it also opened important doors.
Along the way, many gender dysphoric and trans individuals connected with me. I've formed friendships. I've been a source of counsel and commiserating. I've been blessed in every encounter with my fellow humans.
- gender dysphoria
- every aspect of transitioning
- a detailed account of my transition
- the intersection of transgender and Christian
- writings on the faith
- devotional pieces (Easter, Christmas, etc.)
- the trans bathroom debate is just one of many topics I've tackled as they've arisen
Meet people in my life
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Memoirs and more
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I love you, but...
When God says NO:
Another Port Hope tragedy:
Neither proud nor ashamed:
Ernest Hemingway's son:
Did God create transgender? (in three parts):