New Book Focuses on the Effects of Gender Identity Disorder
Author gives readers an insider’s look at the spiritual impacts
LONGWOOD, FL—As a young child, author Denise Shick’s father very memorably told her, “I want to be a woman.” In her tell-all debut book, My Daddy’s Secret (paperback, 978-1-60477-677-5), she reveals the spiritual, emotional, and physical impact gender identity disorder has on the ones who suffer from it and their families. Readers will gain a greater understanding of the struggles these beleaguered families must endure. Shick, who has spoken publicly about sexual struggles in workshops and seminars, lends her expertise to this area, bringing readers an insider’s look at the emotional pain and spiritual confusion people face when a loved one has gender identity issues.
Says Shick, “There is not enough information being told of the impact gender identity disorder has on children and other family members. This book shares all sides of the impact. We have this issue being discussed in our political agendas; in the schools with a curriculum that encourages our children to question their identity; [and on] TV, which portrays [it] as something to laugh about. Adult children and children are discouraged to fight against what society wants us to accept. I speak openly and honestly about the impact this had on my life.”
The author is hard at work trying to combat the effect gender identity disorder has on families. She has implemented a ministry that offers online support, Help 4 Families; led a church-based support group for those who struggle with sexual issues for two years; and is presently involved in this support system. As she continues to learn and teach about this important issue, she is also helping families connect with Christian counselors who have expertise in this area and who can provide them with materials and personal support.