The Fear of Suffering Is Driving Us Crazy

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Our suffering phobia has triggered a harmful societal neurosis that has both subverted human exceptionalism and undermined societal common sense. Source
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Egnor: Why More Sex Change Medicine for Teens in U.S. than Europe?

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One factor in the difference between the United States and Europe may be less accurate information in the United States. Source
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Examining Causes of Gender Dysphoria

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In recent years, there has been increased interest in a possible connection between gender dysphoria and autism. Source
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Delaying Puberty, or Destroying It?

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For children with gender dysphoria, blocking puberty is not just buying time. It is more like a point of no return. Source
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How Should The Church Engage Those With Same-Sex Attraction Or Gender Dysphoria?

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By Ryan Leasure How should the church engage those who experience same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria? In response, I want to highlight seven basic principles that the church must embrace. Affirm The Divine Image Genesis 1 is clear that everyone, without qualification, is made in God’s’s image. That is to say; whether someone is attracted to the opposite sex or the same sex, they are equally image-bearers of God. The same goes for individuals who experience gender dysphoria. One’s’s feelings or attractions in no way mitigates against this universal status. As Christians, we should enthusiastically embrace this truth. Nobody — not the government, the church, or anyone else — can bestow a higher status on each person than God already has. Moreover, not only did God create all people in his…
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