The Standard of Liberty Foundation
An open letter to those who experience unwanted, out-of-bounds sexual thoughts, feelings, or behaviors, their families and friends:
Standard of Liberty does not disrespect human beings in any way. We celebrate the intrinsic value and agency of all God's children. We personally know and love individuals who have been or are now involved in sexual additictions and alternative sexual orientations. This does not decrease our love; it actually increases our concern. It is because we know that thoughts and acts outside God's laws for human sexuality interrupt healthy sexual development, stagnate emotional and spiritual growth, prohibit posterity, destroy families, and threaten physical health that we stand against it.
What we do not respect are certain ideas and behaviors concerning sex and sexuality which fall outside God's laws and are harmful to God's children. This is why we offer hope and education for preventing or overcoming gender identity disorders, pornography addiction, pre-marital sex, promiscuity, homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism, and other sexual sins and problems. We believe we are obligated to share essential truths for the safety, well-being, and freedom of the rising generation, families, and society as a whole, and for the welfare of the eternal souls of our brothers and sisters. Because the truth about sexual sins and their harmfulness is now largely ignored and silenced in our conditioned mainstream culture through misinformation, fear, and intimidation, we are offering this information through our website and other publications.
It is only when we face up to the conditions in which we live and embrace unchanging absolutes that understanding, repentance, and healing can begin. This process can be quite difficult and painful. But the difficulty of the task has nothing to do with the rightness of it. To those struggling to overcome sexual problems and sins we say don't give up. It may be that you don't need to try harder but that you need to try differently. Many people who been addicted to sex and lived alternative sexual lifestyles for many years and desired to change have repented. They have reoriented to purity of mind and wholesome monogamous heterosexuality and now live happy lives free of preoccupation with unhealthy, sinful, and dangerous sexual thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
We encourage parents and families of those involved in sexual deviances and extremes to remain firm in the knowledge of God's laws for sexuality and full of true charity toward their loved ones. This is tough love and real love of the purest kind. Said C. S. Lewis, "Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will their removal. . . . Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness."
For help in appreciating and showing love to wayward family members while standing firmly for the full gospel of Christ, which includes traditional moral values, or for hope and education in resisting and overcoming sexual problems and sins as an individual or as supportive friends and family members, explore this website and our SoL blog.
SoL's sister company, Tidal Wave Books, has a growing number of books that can educate and give help and hope for families and individuals facing sexual problems.
Dr. Dan will answer your questions about homosexuality. Email him at Dr.Dan@standardoflibery.org. We may publish questions and answers and will respect anonymity.
If you or someone you know is struggling to overcome sexual orientation problems, call Dr. Jeff Robinson at 801.318.9528. Either he can help, or can put you in touch with someone who can.
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