‘Homosexuality and the Christian: A guide for Parents, Pastors and Friends’ by Dr Mark Yarhouse is an outstanding resource. Here is the publishers description:
Homosexuality is one of the most controversial topics of our day, and we all need clear, biblical answers that are grounded in love and compassion. As a Christian and a leading expert in the field of sexual identity, Mark Yarhouse provides honest, accurate information about hot-button questions like:
• What causes homosexuality and same-sex attraction?
• Can attractions or orientation be changed?
• What is “sexual identity” and why does it matter?
• What should I do when a friend opens up to me about his or her homosexual attractions?
Always keeping in mind the real, hurting people—Christians and nonbelievers alike—who are struggling with the issue, Dr. Yarhouse provides a balanced and accessible look at today’s research. He also introduces a new way to think about the topic, carefully separating “same-sex attraction” from a “gay identity.” This book provides a much-needed, deeper understanding of homosexuality that will help our churches, our communities, and our families speak the truth in love.