Through research, training, and consultation, we work to further understanding of sexual and gender identity from within a Christian worldview, to explore the intersection of these identities with religious identity, and to be a resource to the church and to the broader culture.Learn More About Our Work
“I witness many signs of hope. I don’t have to wait until all is well, but I can celebrate every little hint of the Kingdom that is at hand.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen
"Yarhouse and Sadusky are unafraid of exploring the overlap of Christianity, psychology, and cultures, and equally unafraid of reaching out in peace. I admire such a version of Christianity." - Caryn LeMurFind out about the new book from Mark Yarhouse and Julia Sadusky
The mission of the Sexual & Gender Identity Institute is, from a Christian worldview, to further our understanding of sexual and gender identity, and the intersection of these identities with religious identity, and to be a resource to the church and to the broader culture. We do this through research, training, and consultation.
When a child comes out as LGBTQ+, Christian parents often find themselves navigating unfamiliar, unsettling terrain. In this new book, Mark Yarhouse and colleague Olya Zaporozhets deliver research-based insights and faithful wisdom in an essential and hopeful resource for parents, their friends, and church leaders.
New book by Mark Yarhouse and Julia Sadusky carves out clinical space for mental health practitioners to help people who wish to take seriously their gender identity, their religious identity, and the relationship between the two.
We have anywhere from 5-6 lines of research being conducted at any one time. Discover our current highlights.
We offer consultations and clinical trainings related to sexual and gender identity concerns.
Learn more about who we are and what we do. Meet the professionals who conduct original research on sexual or gender identity and faith to help further our understanding of these complex experiences.