When a Loved One Rejects God’s Design

When a Loved One Rejects God’s Design

Sept. 22, 2022 Rosaria Butterfield speaking at When a Loved One Rejects God’s Design

People sometimes confuse two “A” words— “acceptance” and “approval.” Dr. Rosaria Butterfield explains the difference between them.

Running Time: 20 minutes


Rosaria Butterfield: It is really an honor to be here with you today. This is a tough topic, and sometimes clarity is a hard thing because it has some hard edges.

But my topic today is when a loved one has rejected God’s plan for sexuality and gender. I want to frame my talk today with a few points.

The first one I want to start out with is just an honest clarifying reaction about how we got to where we are and where exactly are we?

We are now in a culture that has codified or written into law the three exchanges that you see in Romans 1. That means that we need to think about what’s going on differently than we did even five years ago. I know for some people, you’re wondering, Is the world really different? Or are we just getting older? Well, both.

So, …

About the Speaker

Rosaria Butterfield

Rosaria Butterfield

Dr. Rosaria Butterfield is an author, speaker, pastor's wife, homeschool mom, and former professor of English and women's studies at Syracuse University. She is the author of several books, including The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert (Crown and Covenant, 2012), Openness Unhindered (Crown and Covenant, 2015), The Gospel Comes with a Housekey (Crossway, 2018), and Five Lies of our Anti-Christian Age (forthcoming from Crossway, 2023).