On March 10 and 11, best-selling author and director of the Institute for Sexual Identity at Regent University, Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D., will be in Salem to provide insights into issues of same sex attraction and gay identity.
On March 10, he will speak to Corban University students and the public about sexual identity and LGBTQ issues and an alternate, new Christian response during the school’s Chapel service beginning at 10 a.m. This event is free and open to the public.
On March 11, Yarhouse will meet with local pastors and ministry leaders at Broadway Commons in Salem for a forum titled Sexual Identity Issues: Dialogue with Christian Ministries and Practitioners. The forum begins at 10 a.m. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by emailing Kellie Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yarhouse is a professor of psychology and the director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity at Regent University. He is also part of a group practice in the Virginia Beach, Va. area, providing individual, couples, family and group counseling. He received his Psy.D. from Wheaton College and has worked collaboratively on a number of books. He and his family live in Virginia Beach.
His book, “Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Pastor, Parents and Friends,” helps readers understand and separate the concepts of same sex attraction and gay identity. The book explains his research on the causes of same sex attraction, and the best ways for Christians to respond when someone opens up to them about their homosexual attractions.