TEACH Ministries is Excited to Announce
CRISIS: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America
edited by Mitchell Gold with Mindy Drucker
CRISIS features Mary Lou Wallner, Executive Director of TEACH Ministries.
CRISIS is an expose of the fear, isolation, depression, and even suicidal feelings young gay people face from the time they realize they are gay until they have a healthy coming out. For many gay adults, the traumatic teenage years are buried in memory as a painful time to be left behind and forgotten. But, those who bravely recalled and contributed their stories to CRISIS describe experiences that are unfortunately universal for gay youth.
Well-known successful members of the gay community, such as Bishop Gene Robinson, actor Richard Chamberlain, medical doctor and renowned Civil Rights leader Rodney Powell, ambassador Jim Hormel and United States Representatives Tammy Baldwin and Barney Frank, share what it was like to live a lie every day, without support from family, friends, church, or school-and how they triumphed over the challenges. And a number of young people detail personal experiences that make clear the same challenges unfortunately continue today.
CRISIS is designed to make parents, clergy, teachers, politicians, and the media aware of the ongoing crisis young gay people experience in our culture today and understand how to stop it.
CRISIS is a transformative book! In addition to being an inspiring and helpful personal resource, it is an excellent gift for that someone you know whose heart and mind you'd like to transform from hostility to love and from rejection to acceptance.
"The Slow Miracle of Transformation" has been revised and updated and is available here.
If you have read Mary Lou's book share your thoughts.
Mary Lou recently gave a short talk at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church and you can watch the video here.
If you would like to book Mary Lou to speak at your conference or event, please contact her.