Alan Medinger, founder of the ex-gay ministry Regeneration, and author Don Schmierer give signs parents can look for that indicate a child may be confused with his or her sexual identity.
Alan Medinger was a pioneer in the Christian "ex-gay" movement. He was the original executive director of Exodus International in the 1980s and later also founder of Regeneration Ministries, He is the author of "Growth Into Manhood," published in 2000. A supporter of People Can Change, he freely shared with PCC his story, in 2000, and gave permission to publish the book excerpts that follow. He died in June 2010, after living a changed life for 35 years.
Don Schmierer has been active in interpersonal ministry and counseling for four decades. While serving in the Navy in 1958, he joined the staff of The Navigators, which involved military and campus outreach. He founded "His Servants" in 1983, continuing his work among students, business professionals, and church leaders. He and his wife have also helped operate several Christian addiction recovery programs. Don and Diana have been married for 40 years. Their philanthropic work includes property and project management. They live on a farm in Northern California.