10th ANNUAL IFTCC CONFERENCE, 2024

INTO THE WIND

Reconnecting Sexuality and Gender: Attachment, Purpose and Community

About the “Into the Wind” event

International movements to ban therapeutic choice stifle or jam open debate about therapy and pastoral care. Research being presented to politicians and decision-makers imposes findings relevant to LGBT-identified and practicing individuals, which are generalized to former- and non-LGBT identified persons who experience same-sex attractions.

Consequently, the existence of such non-LGBT identified persons who experience attractions for the same sex and/or, unwanted gender dysphoria and incongruency, is not recognized. ‘Essentialist fundamentalism’, the idea that sexuality is innate and immutable continues to be promoted by progressives as the only way to understand sexuality. The language of ‘orientation’ similarly continues to be promoted and uncritically embraced as a fixed, inherited, and unchangeable reality, by both Church and State.

Some Christians increasingly articulate a new anthropology wherein LGBT+ identity is embraced as part of the Creative Order; redemption necessitating ‘celibacy’, (not ‘abstinence’) – rather than transformation. How do we enter into the Wind and respond to these challenges? Re-affirming purpose by reconnecting sexuality and gender is an important start; understanding attachment and the role of community is vital as we serve those seeking help.

Highlights from the IFTCC Conference, 2023

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2024 Speakers

The full list of speakers will be announced nearer the conference date.

Dr. Shannae Anderson

online presentation. US

Dr. Shannae Anderson

Director of Psychology, Co-director of Ethics & Advocacy for the American Association of Christian Counselors, the Clinical Director for Monarch Recovery and Kokua Wellness treatment programs in Southern California, an Adjunct Professor at Liberty University, & a sought-after speaker nationwide.

Wayne Blakely

US

Wayne Blakely

Founder of ‘KNOW HIS LOVE Ministries’. After nearly 40 years of living as an openly gay man, now writes and speak around the world, sharing what God has done in his life and what He promises to do for all who choose to establish their identity in Him.

Dr. Felix Böllmann

AT

Dr. Felix Böllmann

Director of European Advocacy for ADF International. Attorney-at-law licensed in Germany. He advises on issues involving the UN, the European Court of Human Rights, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and the European Parliament.

Dr. Rosaria Butterfield

online presentation. US

Dr. Rosaria Butterfield

Writer, speaker, homemaker, and former tenured professor of English at Syracuse University has written extensively about her former life as a lesbian activist and queer theorist.

Dr. Mercy Connors

online presentation. US

Dr. Mercy Connors

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor for the state of Virginia. Director of Program Development and Professional Relations American Association of Christian Counselors.

Dr. Mike Davidson

UK

Dr. Mike Davidson

Founder & CEO of the UK charity, Core Issues Trust. He advocates for the rights and freedoms of those leaving homosexuality and those with gender incongruity.

Abbey Foard

US

Abbey Foard

Associate Director of Desert Stream Ministries; Licensed as a Professional Counselor. Leads Living Waters trainings and conferences internationally. Believes in the power of Christ-in-Community to bring healing and clarity in her own life and others’.

Dr. Ann Gillies

CA

Dr. Ann Gillies

Spent 25+ years in private counselling practice working extensively with trauma survivors. Now focuses on advocacy and political reform for the sexually traumatized and the most vulnerable among us – our children.

Dr. Floyd Godfrey

US

Dr. Floyd Godfrey

Founder of the Sexual Addiction & Betrayal Trauma (SABR) program, and ‘Band of Brothers’ for young men.

Ole Gramstad Jensen

NO

Ole Gramstad Jensen

Lawyer from Stavanger, Norway, who leads Til Helhet, a large church-based organisation supporting family values and orthodox teaching on human sexuality.

Dr. Szymon Grzelak

PL

Dr. Szymon Grzelak

Researcher and practitioner with 30 years of experience in the prevention of youth sexual risk behaviour and other youth problems. Has a PhD in Psychology. Founder of the European Institute of Integrated Prevention. 

Dr. Laura Haynes

US

Dr. Laura Haynes

Retired Psychologist with over 40 years of experience. She served as an expert on sexuality & gender research for various professional organisations

Agnieszka Marianowicz-Szczygiel

PL

Agnieszka Marianowicz-Szczygiel

Psychologist, Christian counsellor, researcher, board member of Polish Association of Christian Psychologists; President of the Institute of Analysis of Sex and Sexuality “She and He”.

Dr. Lisa Nolland

UK

Dr. Lisa Nolland

Sex historian & the CEO of the MSC [Marriage, Sex and Culture] Group, London. Former lay school chaplain, youth worker & teacher, who created a unique apologetic on the human body, sex & the LGBTQ to enable youth make wise life choices.

Victor Novițchi

MD

Victor Novițchi

Co-Director of X-Out-Loud. Blogger on Christian topics. He helps and supports men who struggle with sexual & gender confusion using his own testimony.

Richard Oostrum

NL

Richard Oostrum

YWAM missionary in The Netherlands. He helps those affected by unwanted same-sex attractions to overcome through the power of Jesus, using his own testimony from homosexual lifestyle to a married father.

Prof Carolyn Pela

US

Prof Carolyn Pela

Licensed marriage & family therapist in Arizona, USA, specialising in issues related to neurodivergence and gender identity.

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

US

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

President of The Ruth Institute & author of 6 books. She was a spokeswoman for California’s winning Proposition 8 Campaign, defending man-woman marriage. 

Dr. Christopher Rosik

US

Dr. Christopher Rosik

Psychologist & Director of Research at Link Care Centre, California. He is a member of the APA, the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and the National Association of Social Workers.

Bryan Shen

SG

Bryan Shen

Professional counsellor & supervisor based in Singapore. He gives educational talks to conservative religious communities and leaders.

Glenn T. Stanton

US

Glenn T. Stanton

Director of Global Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family. He debates & lectures on the issues of gender, sexuality, marriage & parenting worldwide.

Prof Paul Sullins

US

Prof Paul Sullins

Leader in the field of research on same-sex parenting & its implications for child development. He has written four books and over 100 articles on issues of family, faith & culture.

Dr. med Christl Vonholdt

DE

Dr. med Christl Vonholdt

Retired pediatrician specialised in pediatric & adolescent medicine, interested in attachment theory & child development. In 2004, she spoke before a committee of the German Bundestag, advocating for the child’s right to a mother and father.

Marcia Weekes

BB

Marcia Weekes

Artistic Director of Praise Academy of Dance Barbados & co-founder of the film company Step By Step Production. Her socially relevant and faith based productions have won awards in her country Barbados and internationally. 

Elizabeth Woning

US

Elizabeth Woning

Was formerly lesbian before becoming co-founder and Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs of the CHANGED Movement. She teaches at Bethel Church and school of ministry. Elizabeth and her husband, Doug, reside in Redding, CA. She is a General Board member of the IFTCC.

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