Theologues Podcast: Melinda Selmys and Mark Yarhouse on Gender Dysphoria

Theologues recently hosted a podcast to discuss gender dysphoria with Melinda Selmys and Mark Yarhouse.


In spring of 2015, Bruce Jenner announced to the world that he would become Caitlyn Jenner and the conversation about gender and transgender issues exploded into our culture. How do we approach these issues? When real biology and psychology are involved, how do we approach it?

Zach spoke with Melinda Selmys (writer and author of Sexual Authenticity: An Intimate Reflection on Homosexuality and Catholicism and blogs at Catholic Authenticity) and Mark Yarhouse (psychologist and author of Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture) about approaching gender dysphoria, sexual reassignment, gender expression in children and how Christians can approach these issues in a changing culture.

We highly recommend this episode to anyone who wants to know more about transgender issues and the pastoral way to approach this issue while keeping a consistent Christian ethic which upholds God’s created order while loving people where they are.

Melinda also recommends her second book “Sexual Authenticity: More Thoughts” and we recommend her Theologues article, Is There a Place for Transgender in the Church?

Go over to Theologues to listen to the full podcast.

One thought on “Theologues Podcast: Melinda Selmys and Mark Yarhouse on Gender Dysphoria

  1. I was extremely skeptical going into listening to this podcast (due to what I’ve read and heard from Catholics on this subject), but I try to keep an open mind. That being said… this was excellent! It was great on so many levels.

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