Lloyd C. , Jean
9 Articles at Lifeissues.net

Jean C. Lloyd, PhD, is a teacher, a writer, and a happily married mother of two school-age children. She is currently writing a book entitled Love would not allow what Love could not restore.


Monkeypox, Sexual Health, and the Limits of Medical Technology

Our culture seems to think that almost no behavior is off limits, no matter how dangerous or even deadly, if engaged in for erotic reasons. We've forgotten the harsh lessons about our bodily limits that HIV/AIDS taught us, and instead we embrace a sexual ethic of non-judgmentalism and autonomy. Monkeypox reminds us of our natural limits - and the consequences of ignoring them.

Date posted: 2022-09-03

Suicidal Sweet Sixteen: A Reflection on Trans Youth Medicine

Today, white-coated professionals tell parents of children with gender dysphoria: affirm your child's trans identity right away or prepare for suicide. Are those really the only two options? For a movement that decries the binary, its commitment to this false dichotomy is relentless.

Date posted: 2021-10-03

Why a Generation of Girls Is Fleeing Womanhood

Abigail Shrier's new book is an outstanding investigative report on the diagnostic craze of rapid onset gender dysphoria that has swept over adolescent girls in the past decade. It is an invaluable resource for parents, educators, church and community leaders, and anyone else who cares about the well-being of young women.

Date posted: 2020-08-25

Pressing Pause on the Global Transgender Youth Pandemic

Before Covid-19's pernicious spread, another health phenomenon had reached epidemic proportions and is still occurring on a global level. Unlike the virus, its vulnerable population is the young - especially young girls.

Date posted: 2020-07-22

From Christians Who Formerly Identified as LGBTQ: A "Thank You" to Our Allies

I want you to know that your opposition strengthens and encourages people like me - Christians who have struggled with same-sex attraction. When we see Barronelle refuse to lay her cross down, she becomes Simon to us and helps us shoulder our own.

Date posted: 2019-11-26

Equip Yourself to Become A True Trans Ally: Read Walt Heyer's Trans Life Survivors

By sharing the stories of real people suffering real pain and struggling with enormous regret, Walt Heyer enables us to gain the first thing a person seeking to be a true trans ally needs: compassion. Two years ago, I had the privilege of meeting Walt Heyer at a conference. After reading his essays for years, I was excited to hear him in person. I found him to be a gentle and caring soul who speaks powerfully and with razor-sharp clarity.

Date posted: 2019-03-25

My Same-Sex Attraction and My Brother's Disease: On Suffering and Serenity

Suffering can lead to serenity, if we respond to it with trust in a loving God who will make all things right. We must remember: Love would not allow what Love could not restore.

Date posted: 2016-09-27

The Wrong Kind of Rights: Same-Sex Marriage, Third-Party Reproduction, and the Sexualization of Children

In our culture, there is a chasm between two irreconcilable conceptions of the meaning and purpose of human sexuality and equality. For children most of all, the wrong kind of sexuality and equality has devastating effects.

Date posted: 2015-06-23

Seven Things I Wish My Pastor Knew About My Homosexuality

May I make two requests? Love me, but remember that you cannot be more merciful than God. It isn't mercy to affirm same-sex acts as good. Don't compromise truth; help me to live in harmony with it.

Date posted: 2014-12-18