Join us on Thursday, March 17 2-4pm Central Time (3-5pm ET, 1-3pm MT, 12-2pm PT) for a zoom webinar training by Laurie & Matt Krieg: Six Steps to Journey Well with LGBTQ+. Participants will view a taped training session. Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D, Director, Sexual & Gender Identity Institute, Wheaton College, will field questions following the training.
Laurie Krieg is the president of Impossible Ministries, a coaching/consulting, teaching, and podcasting ministry with the mission to equip Jesus-followers with a gospel-centered approach to marriage and sexuality. Laurie serves on the Board of Directors for The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender, and is earning a master’s degree from Wheaton Graduate School in Evangelism and Leadership.
Laurie most often links arms with her husband, Matt Krieg, MA, LPC. Matt is a licensed therapist and a site director of counseling at Second Story Counseling in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His primary focus is on helping people wrestling with issues related to sexuality (addiction, infidelity, adult survivors of sexual abuse, LGBT+) in order to eliminate shame and grip practical hope. Matt and Laurie wrote a book called An Impossible Marriage: What Our Mixed-Orientation Marriage Has Taught Us about Love and the Gospel (IVP 2020). They also co-host The Hole in My Heart Podcast, and live in Western Michigan with their three kids.
Dr. Mark Yarhouse is the Dr. Arthur P. and Mrs. Jean May Rech Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College, where he directs the Sexual & Gender Identity Institute (SGI). Dr. Yarhouse was a past participant with the Ethics and Public Policy Center think tank in Washington, DC, and he was named Senior Fellow with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities to conduct research of students navigating sexual identity at Christian colleges and universities. He has been a consultant to the National Institute of Corrections to address issues facing sexual minorities in corrections, and he was part of a consensus panel from the American Psychological Association on sexual orientation and gender identity that convened to provide input to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in Washington, DC. Dr. Yarhouse is currently the Chair of the task force on LGBT+ issues for Division 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Yarhouse has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is author or co-author of several books, including Understanding Sexual Identity: A Resource for Youth Ministers and Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture.