Author Topic: A Resource for your pastor  (Read 8236 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

BeverlyAnn

A Resource for your pastor
« on: February 23, 2007, 12:34:33 am »
    <Moderator note:   Removed old dead-end LINK>

If you are a member of a church, openly <transgender> and your pastor has problems with or questions about <transgender>, here's an excellent resource written by a Presbyterian minister and gender therapist.

Bev
« Last Edit: November 02, 2021, 06:19:18 pm by Northern Star Girl »

BeverlyAnn

Re: A Resource for your pastor
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007, 07:22:33 am »
My therapist knows and has collaborated with Erin quite a bit in the past and for once I feel fortunate to be living in the Atlanta area.


Are you seeing Virginia?  And being TG in Atlanta is a lot better than being TG in say, Cordele.  ;)

Quote
“Does everything have to be about gender, about how you look, about chatting with your support group friends?”

I did a seminar on this topic called "The Balancing Act" at SCC a few years ago although it was primarily aimed at married CD's.  Virginia and Erin both attended as my "expert witnesses" to handle the really hard questions.

Bev

David W. Shelton

Re: A Resource for your pastor
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007, 06:10:14 pm »
This topic is stickied... good information here, folks!

cindianna_jones

Re: A Resource for your pastor
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2007, 07:37:20 pm »
Yes it is excellent information.  When Bev posted it in February, I actually provided a link to it from my blogs.  It's not only good for the pastor folks!

Cindi

Chandra21

Re: A Resource for your pastor
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2007, 02:23:01 pm »
Thats cool and all, except the members of my religion are closeminded and believe everything their "Prophets" tell them... even if archeology, scientific or medical discoveries prove otherwise. I am probably one of the few Mormons (and I was as closemind as the rest once) that does not believe the church is true. I believe in their concept of god and the afterlife (save for the fact that I think God is probably female) and nothing more (because of this I refuse to go through their mason like temple rituals). I'll try to show my bishop this though i'm pretty sure I know what the response will be.

Offline Squirrel698

  • *****
  • Posts: 1,079
  • Reputation: +50/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm after your nuts
Re: A Resource for your pastor
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2010, 08:20:26 am »
Thank you for the link.  Very informative and well said.  I'm going to send it to my pastor and see what happens. 

My Mother tells me that any church that accepts me is not a Christian church but something else.  I really don't believe that.  I think people are just uniformed and this is not a moral or religious decision I am making here.  I am just being exactly as I was created to be.
“It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul”
Invictus - William Ernest Henley

Bam

Re: A Resource for your pastor
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2010, 03:05:02 pm »
Thanks for the imfo,i have been through seven church's and finally found one that is accepting!!

Offline Caisie Breen

  • Neighbor
  • ***
  • Posts: 88
  • Reputation: +1/-0
  • Gender: Female
  • Caisie Breen
Re: A Resource for your pastor
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2011, 12:36:24 pm »
    <Moderator note:   Removed old dead-end LINK>

If you are a member of a church, openly <transgender> and your pastor has problems with or questions about <transgender>, here's an excellent resource written by a Presbyterian minister and gender therapist.

Bev

Wow! This is great material. I come from a very conservative church that I have been a member of for years. Although I left sometime ago, I still have a few people I feel very close to and want to explain things to them.

It will be very hard for them to understand as the church is not only very conservative, I actually was an activist teaching against who I am today, twenty plus years ago.

Anyway, again, I find this material to be very interesting and I hope it will help me as I begin to dialogue with my old church leadership.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2021, 06:18:50 pm by Northern Star Girl »

Offline Beatriz

  • Newbie
  • **
  • Posts: 35
  • Reputation: +5/-0
  • Gender: Female
Re: A Resource for your pastor
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2015, 10:59:46 am »
Excellent information indeed, though a bit old by now. :)

I wonder if I could contact the Association and request authorization to translate it to Portuguese? My local pastors, from an LGBT-accepting church who are starting only now to include gender identity concerns in their agenda, are both fluent in English, so I can just forward this material. My family, on the other hand, has quite a few traditional Presbyterian pastors who refuse to talk to me or strike a conversation at all - including my father - so it'd be great to have this available in Portuguese.
Just call me Bea for short~.
Body under construction.

Since I tend to write too much, I often use bold and italics to try and give focus to the parts I judge more important. This is not meant to be offensive in any way.

Offline MsAnnaLynn

  • Visitor
  • *
  • Posts: 7
  • Reputation: +2/-0
Re: A Resource for your pastor
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2018, 01:38:42 pm »
I see that this is an old posting most recently replied to in 2015, but would like to know how to open the link. It doesn't respond to clicking on it.

Offline no-moose

  • Newbie
  • **
  • Posts: 21
  • Reputation: +1/-0
  • Gender: Female
Re: A Resource for your pastor
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2020, 08:28:31 pm »
    <Moderator note:   Removed old dead-end LINK>

If you are a member of a church, openly <transgender> and your pastor has problems with or questions about <transgender>, here's an excellent resource written by a Presbyterian minister and gender therapist.

Bev

Is there an updated link?
« Last Edit: November 02, 2021, 06:20:08 pm by Northern Star Girl »

Offline Mary_M

  • Newbie
  • **
  • Posts: 27
  • Reputation: +1/-0
Re: A Resource for your pastor
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2021, 04:25:06 pm »
The document can still be accessed via the Wayback Machine:
   
            <Moderator removed Off-Site Link, not allowed per TOS#1>
« Last Edit: November 03, 2021, 02:43:18 pm by Northern Star Girl »

Offline Northern Star Girl

  • Previously Alaskan Danielle
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 40,581
  • Reputation: +85/-0
  • Gender: Female
  • northernstargirl@susans.org
Re: A Resource for your pastor
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2021, 06:14:12 pm »
@Mary_M   @no-moose  @Caisie Breen  @BeverlyAnn
 
Moderator Note:
I have removed all of the old "dead end" LINKS in this thread... however in the interest of providing useful information for our members I am now providing the active and updated LINK that was included in the previous comment reply by our newest member Mary_M
`````````````````````
***https://web.archive.org/web/20160122221859/http://www.erinswen.com/PastoralCare2col.pdf

Thank you Mary_M for providing the updated LINK.
````````````````````
Per the Susan's Place Forums Terms Of Service rules TOS#1, Off-site LINKS can not be included in member 's postings and comments until they reach Family Rank of at least 500 postings.

TOS#1 can be found in this LINK to the complete Site Rules and Terms of Service so you may read them here. 
Please take the time to carefully read them.

Any questions:  Message me and/or contact me via Email at  northernstargirl@susans.org
Regards,
Danielle

Global Moderator
« Last Edit: November 03, 2021, 02:46:54 pm by Northern Star Girl »
***SEE MY LINKS BELOW
The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
A New Chapter: ALASKAN DANIELLE's Chronicles
I am the HUNTED PREY: Danielle’s Chronicles
Things change re: ALASKAN DANIELLE
Positive Mindset... put away negativity

Started HRT:   March 2015
Went Full-Time    December 2016
Quit my male-mode job and relocated to a very small town in Alaska in January 2017
I'm a blonde, blue eyed woman, Age 41

Offline Mary_M

  • Newbie
  • **
  • Posts: 27
  • Reputation: +1/-0
Re: A Resource for your pastor
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2021, 03:34:42 pm »
Thanks for sorting out the links: I assumed that a link to something already linked to would be OK to link to :-)

I have been thinking about registering for a while, then I saw this thread and thought I could help out: but that meant that I had to get on and register after all.


Tags: