Interview with Ed Welch

Ed Welch InterviewOn June 26, 2013 Peter Hubbard interviewed Ed Welch on the subject of the church and same-sex attraction. We have posted short clips of their conversation for your convenience.

Dr Ed Welch, Ph.D. is a counselor and faculty member at Christian Counseling Educational Foundation. He earned a Ph.D. in counseling (neuropsychology) from the University of Utah and has a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over 30 years and has written extensively on the topics of depression, fear and addictions. His books include:  When People Are Big and God is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame it on the Brain; Depression—A Stubborn Darkness; Running Scared; Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away From Addiction; and When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety.

 

VIDEO 1
Same-sex attraction (SSA) strugglers often feel alienated, rejected, and misunderstood.  How should we respond to this?

 

VIDEO 2
Can you give me examples of people who felt alienated but were loved and accepted into a community of faith?

 

VIDEO 3
How do we as Christians respond to someone who is experiencing persistent same-sex attractions?

 

VIDEO 4
How should we speak about sin and specifically, same-sex attraction?