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Sexual and Gender Identity Institute

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.

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“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

Emerging Gender Identities: Understanding the Diverse Experiences of Today's Youth

"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 LeMur

Find out about the new book from Mark Yarhouse and Julia Sadusky

Sexual & Gender Identity Institute

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.

The mission of SGI is consistent with the Wheaton College Community Covenant.
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April 21, 2021: How to Pastor Someone Who Has Gender Dysphoria

“You need Christians with ‘convicted civility,’ and I would just add to that, convicted civility seasoned with compassion for the people who are navigating these questions around gender and sexuality. If you don’t have a heart for people, it’s going to be very hard for you, I think, to really be part of their journey.” 

 


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Research

We have anywhere from 5-6 lines of research being conducted at any one time. Discover our current highlights.

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Consultation and Training Services

We offer consultations and clinical trainings related to sexual and gender identity concerns.

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Resources

Browse a variety of helpful resources around gender identity issues including articles, workbooks, videos, books, professional referrals, and academic papers.

Mark Yarhouse
About the Sexual and Gender Identity Institute

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.