"Instead of asking God to change your child, the author suggested, why don't you ask Him to change your heart?" she said. "It was a revelation: I had never even considered that idea.
"I put the book down and sat there until the bathwater had cooled. I contemplated what it would mean to change my thoughts and feelings. Could I even do that? I said to God, "If this is the way You have made my child, and this is the way You want me to love her, I pray that You give me peace in my heart.
"The next morning, I woke up with an amazing sense of peace. It was the only time in my life I felt a strong, quick answer to prayer. I knew then that God was with my family."
I wish more religious folks thought about it this way. Many religious folks also accept science, and if science shows that transexualism is an "honest-to-God" brain condition, can more religious folks accept that God made us this way?
Here are some articles supporting that view...
- New Scientist: Transsexual Differences Caught on Brain Scan
- A Sex Difference in the Human Brain and its Relation to Transsexuality is one of many articles about how brain autopsies match up to what transgender folks claim about their gender experience. A person may have a physically male body and a female brain, and vise versa.
- YouTube: Stanford University scientist Sapolsky speaks about "Gender Orientation: IS Conditions Within The TS Brain"
Wikipedia echos what Sapolsky says, if you read down a bit to the brain and phantom limb sections.