Author of ‘Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor’
Director for Family Formation Studies, Focus on the Family
Research Fellow, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada
- Familiar face and authoritative voice on issues of family, marriage
- Extensive experience on radio and television
- Frequently debates hot-button cultural issues
- Long-standing relationship/employment with Focus on the Family offers enormous credibility
- Ability to analyze, summarize and simplify legislation/public policies, social activism, cultural movements and the impact their collision with faith has on the church
- Readily available
Stanton is the author of five books and a contributor to nine others. Prior to ‘Loving my LGBT Neighbor’, he most recently wrote, “The Ring Makes All the Difference” — which explains the latest research findings, as well as biblical wisdom, on why cohabitation is not a good idea for couples and their children — and “Secure Daughters, Confident Sons: How Parents Guide Their Children Into Authentic Masculinity and Femininity“, exploring how mothers and fathers raise girls and boys to be strong, healthy women and men.
Prior to those, he’d authored “Why Marriage Matters: Reasons to Believe in Marriage in Postmodern Society“, “My Crazy, Imperfect Christian Family” and “Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting“, which was featured on C-SPAN BookTV.
Stanton and his wife have five children and they live in Colorado Springs, Colo.
- Homosexuality, LGBT issues as they relate to public policy, Christian faith and culture
- Pro-life, family advocacy
- Theology, Christian faith
- Gender roles and issues
Can Christians love their LGBT neighbors, co-workers and family members? Should they? This is the topic of LMLN, but with a unique and important twist: how do we do this in real care and concern while not giving up on our personal convictions and beliefs. This is an important angle in this issue, as we typically find ourselves on one of two extremes, absolute condemnation or wholesale “can’t-we-all-just-get-along” acceptance. This book explains a different and better way, one that is truer to the people involved and the differences that divide us, founded on the proper balance of both truth and grace. And it comes up today. Jesus was colorfully clear — our neighbor includes the person who lives on the far end of our ideological or sociological spectrum. In light of and despite the divisive issue that homosexuality has become in both culture and the church, Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor is conceived and thoughtfully written – from the authors’ decade-plus years of engaging this issue at all levels – for the Christian layperson or clergy who want to learn how to receive and interact with their gay or lesbian neighbors in a substantively Christ-honoring way.