Bring Christopher Doyle to Your Church Service, Conference, or Event
Clear Answers on Sexuality and Gender in a Confused Culture
In today’s secular culture, confusion abounds on issues relating to sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Within the church, pastors and ministers are being inundated with so-called modern constructs of sex, gender, and sexual identity - and without the proper training and education, professionals in the faith-based community are often unable to articulate clear solutions to difficult questions.
Having journeyed through these issues, personally and professionally, Christopher Doyle understands and can articulate clear-cut solutions to these dilemmas. As a licensed clinical professional counselor, published author, and expert on sexuality and gender identity, some of the topics he teaches are:
In addition, Christopher can customize any of these presentations to suit your conference, event, Sunday morning service, or mid-week Bible study.
- The Meaning of Sex: A New Christian Ethos
- Understanding Homosexuality and Gender Identity: Meaning and Causes
- Intimacy in Marriage: How to Take Your Marriage from Functioning to Flourishing
- Healing for Families and Parents of Sexual Minority Children
- Sexual Risk Avoidance: Benefits of Delaying Sexual Debut for Young People
- Real Love in Marriage: How to Give and Receive Unconditional Love
- The Politics of Sexual and Gender Identity
2018 Schedule of Events
Patrick Henry College
Mental Health Week
10 Patrick Henry Circle
Purcellville, VA 20132
Emotional Intelligence Summit
2018 Weimar Institute
20601 West Paoli Lane
Weimar, California 95736
Hilltop Assembly of God
30 N. Cranberry Rd.
Westminster, MD 21157
The Meaning of Sex Conference
Providence Baptist Church
3501 Providence Road
Hayes, VA 23072
May 31-June 3
Break Free Your Inner Child Healing Retreat
Lake Anna, Virginia
Registration begins February 15
Note: Space is limited to 16 men
Key to Your Child’s Heart Mother’s Healing Weekend
Hilltop Retreat Center
Key to Your Child’s Heart Father’s Healing Weekend
Hilltop Retreat Center
For more information on how you can bring Christopher to your church service, conference, or event, e-mail us at IHFINFO@InstituteforHealthyFamilies.org or by phone at 703-367-0894
What Others Are Saying About Christopher Doyle
Christopher Doyle is a lucid communicator on issues relating to homosexuality and the possibility of change. He is a clear thinker, well informed, and always gracious, able to reach both the secular and the spiritual with his approach…and he is a champion for equal rights for the oppressed.
~ Michael L. Brown, Ph.D., author, theologian, and host of the nationally syndicated “Line of Fire” radio broadcast
Christopher Doyle combines personal experience with professional expertise on the issue of gender confusion. That's what makes him unique. His passion to speak the truth as well as his love for people trapped in sexual ambivalence makes him a great resource in every way.
~ Sandy Rios, Host of American Family Radio’s “Sandy Rios in the Morning” and former Fox News Channel Contributor
I heard Christopher Doyle speak on the Sarah Fraser podcast and really enjoyed listening to him. I appreciated his point of view and found it refreshing. He was very articulate and made strong and unbiased points. I just wanted to say his words resonated with me and I hope to become a Mental Health Pediatric Nurse Practitioner one day, in addition to an advocate, and we need people like Doyle to help heal the many hurting people. Keep up the great work!
~ Taylor J., Washington, D.C.
What Others Are Saying About The Meaning of Sex: A New Christian Ethos
The Meaning of Sex: A New Christian Ethos is a masterful synthesis of Christian theology and the social sciences that has the potential to radically transform our culture in positive ways. With his characteristic accessible style, Christopher Doyle establishes that sex has a meaning and a purpose beyond mere pleasure and procreation. He also demonstrates that when couples embrace the true meaning and purpose of sex, holiness, health, and happiness result. This book deserves a close read by all Christians, especially those who nurture children, including parents, educators, pastors, physicians, and therapists. Our children must be armed with faith and reason together in order to thrive in and one day heal our culture.
~ Michelle A. Cretella, M.D., President, American College of Pediatricians
The Meaning of Sex: A New Christian Ethos provides a fresh view of a biblically grounded understanding of the meaning of sex. Christopher Doyle effectively challenges cultural constructs that have led Christians away from the questions that we need to be asking, connecting the dots between a biblical narrative of sexuality and what is revealed in nature and through scientific inquiry. Doyle masterfully makes challenging concepts accessible for a broad audience, making the book suitable for a variety of settings. I will be adopting the book as a required text for our human sexuality course at Arizona Christian University.
~ Professor Carolyn Pela, Ph.D., LMFT, Chair, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arizona Christian University
It’s one thing to speak out against the evils of pornography, sexual immorality, adultery, and no-fault divorce, all of which are destructive. But do we also speak out about God’s plan for marriage and sexuality? About having a biblical worldview of sex? About how to raise sexually healthy children? I’m thankful that Christopher Doyle, a man who came out of sexual brokenness into God’s wholeness, has addressed these issues in one clearly-written, biblically based, compassion-driven manual. It will fill a major void.
~ Michael L. Brown, Ph.D., Host of the “Line of Fire” radio show and author, Can You Be Gay and Christian?
Christopher Doyle has given us a mature offering of hope in The Meaning of Sex. He has skillfully integrated truth found in the sciences regarding our humanity (anthropology, sociology, and psychology) and the beautiful truth found within biblical orthodoxy concerning human sexuality and healthy holy relating. I highly recommend you add this book for your growth into the mature disciple of Jesus Christ, and being holy and healthy in sexuality for yourself and your family.
~ Rev. Stephen Black, Executive Director of First Stone Ministries, Vice-Chairman with Restored Hope Network
Christopher Doyle is a key culture warrior of our times. He calls us back to recognize design and purpose in our natures — something that has been forgotten today, with so many people engaged in a frenzied attempt to design and remake themselves. Only by rediscovering our true nature and purpose, as they were created by God, is there hope to find peace in a broken world.
~ Linda Ames Nicolosi
With humor, sound Biblical thinking and complete vulnerability, Christopher Doyle shares a vision for human sexuality that is Christ centered, compassionate, authentic, and a solid blueprint for healthy family dynamics. Is there a way to break the cycle of sexual brokenness, recover a healthy view of intimacy, and pass that vision on to the next generation? In his new book, The Meaning of Sex, Chris says “Yes!” and points the way through authentic personal stories, sound Biblical teaching, and honest practical reflection. This is a great read for parents who want to create an environment of growth and spiritual maturity for their children. If we don’t teach our children about God’s good gifts of sex, gender, and intimacy they will learn of it from the brokenness around them. In clear, practical, and Biblical terms, Chris shares the good news not just what God says, but why He says it and how we can move into a place of wholeness and life. As a pastor, there is a desperate need in the church for practical guidance on how to heal from our own brokenness, how to relate to others in our sexually broken world, and how to raise our children to know and embrace God’s intent for sexuality. I hope everyone in my church reads Christopher’s new book.
~ Steve Benedict, Senior Associate Pastor, Grace Life Community Church
The Meaning of Sex is a beautiful blend of big-picture Christian perspectives on healthy sexuality, in-the-trenches nuggets of wisdom, and first-person experience with these sensitive issues. It provides both a Christian worldview of the complex intersection of theology, sexuality, and relationships, as well as practical applications for how to live those principles in the real world today.
~ Rich Wyler, Founder & Executive Director, Brothers on a Road Less Traveled
Modern culture has spun itself to the point of reconstructing traditional Christianity like it’s clay. As a result, it has landed face flat in an era where perils abound: abortion, child neglect, divorce, mass murder, revising marriage, and sexually transmitted inflections, to name a few. Doyle’s book, in defining a new Christian ethos, gives fresh oxygen to the guiding principles that characterize the meaning of sex and relationship from an ecclesiastical perspective, rather than social experimentation. In a practical way, both the lay reader and the professional now have a go-to resource for understanding a healthy sexual ethos.
~ James E. Phelan, Psy.D, MBA, LCSW, Author, Psychotherapist, and U.S. Veteran
Christopher Doyle’s book, The Meaning of Sex: A New Christian Ethos, is a must read book. The Meaning of Sex is a great resource that seamlessly integrates candid personal and professional experiences, theology, scholarly research, human development, and practical advice. Chris places sex in the proper context and explains the meaning and purpose of sex and marriage. He addresses attachment, intimacy, and bonding and even delves into some of the common reasons why marriages fail. Particularly helpful to parents, Chris explains how to raise children with the right understanding and appreciation of sex. The book addresses tough issues like same-sex attraction and unhealthy sexual practices. Most people have never thought about the purpose and meaning of sex, and even fewer people understand how human sexuality affects their view of God. Sex is so much more than personal gratification. When human sexuality operates within the original design by the Creator, it produces unity, bonding, children, and strong families. But when human sexuality operates outside or contrary to the Creator’s design, it results in heartache, discord, isolation, disease, and even death. The Meaning of Sex is a road map that provides desperately needed guidance.
~ Mathew D. Staver, Esq., B.C.S., Founder and Chairman, Liberty Counsel
One of the most urgent needs in our current cultural climate is for a compassionate, clear, and biblical response to the sexual brokenness and confusion so prevalent in the culture. In his new book, The Meaning of Sex, Christopher Doyle provides a hopeful, tender, yet thoroughly biblical vision for human sexuality. Christopher’s testimony, professional credentials, and commitment to Christ make this a unique book in that both the psychological and spiritual aspects of human sexuality are examined. The focus on redeeming our sexuality, rather than suppressing it, is a paradigm shift that will prayerfully help readers view their sexuality as a gift from the Lord and a means of glorifying God. Every Bible-believing Christian should read this book.
~ Chris McMillan, Senior Pastor, Providence Baptist Church
If I had been able to have read a book like The Meaning of Sex when I was a young man, I might have been spared years of confusion regarding my sexual identity…might have been spared the heartache of how unprepared I was for marriage. To say I had no idea concerning the meaning of sex would be the understatement of all understatements! Our current culture is very confused about the basics of identity and marriage and sex. Where is God in all the confusion? Understanding how the human mind works in accordance with God’s original design, order, and purpose is key. Within the very way God has designed us, we will discover proper boundaries within which to function in the most fulfilling freedom possible in this life. In the process of discovering the mysteries of God as they relate to identity, marriage, and sex we will discover the beauty and power of vulnerability and intimacy. We will discover what every human heart longs for: to know and to be known. If that is what you desire — true freedom and a thorough and firm foundation from which to live your life — read on. In The Meaning of Sex: A New Christian Ethos, you are about to experience a clinic where truth is laid out in a methodical and practical way…where freedom and hope and joy and love are the results.
~ Dennis Jernigan, Husband, Father, and Grandfather
Author of the autobiography “Sing Over Me” and “Renewing Your Mind” as well as the fantasy series “The Chronicles of Bren”
Songwriter of worship songs such as “You Are My All In All”