By Dannah Gresh, Founder of True Girl
I write today with a heavy heart, an invitation, and a prayer request.
Why My Heart Is So Heavy...
This week I got a photo of one of my True Girls engrossed in her Bible when she was just nine years old.
Along with the photo, came this pleading of a mom’s heart:
“I am reaching out to ask if you would pray for my daughter who is now 15. We spent much of this last year just trying to keep her alive as we journeyed a road of depression, self harm and suicide. The enemy's grip on our girl is overwhelming. Just a week ago she came to us to share that she is pansexual. We are now journeying through what it means to love her and care for her and walk down this new - very unfamiliar- very heartbreaking road.”
Sadly, I’m getting letters like this on a weekly basis from mothers. In a world where gender is fluid, it is critical that we teach our daughters what the Bible instructs about the importance of maleness and femaleness. The book of Genesis teaches us that our gender is a significant way in which we glorify God and reflect His image to this lost world. (Genesis 1:27) We must protect the integrity of our biological sex. That’s why I have a special invitation and prayer request to share with you.
Here’s My Invitation..
Thankfully, the mother who wrote to me tuned into a Revive Our Hearts conference I helped facilitate with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. And there she heard the hope-filled story of Laura Perry Smalts, who lived in terrible gender confusion for more than a decade. But God set her free with His truth.
I will not soon forget the power of God’s hope pouring over women as I stood on stage next to Laura (and Mary Kassian) while she prayed over women whose loved ones are deeply confused.