Session 9 – Karen Graaten’s Story [S9-20-21]

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About Course

For this lesson, students are encouraged to do an analysis of Karen Graaten’s story in relation to their knowledge on the development of same-sex attraction and addictions.

Proposed Learning Objectives

  • Students are encouraged to analyse the following:
  • • Her upbringing (family dynamics, the relationships with those around her, childhood experiences, unmet needs in childhood)
  • • Gender identity
  • • The development of homosexuality
  • • Bitter-root judgements
  • • Self-hatred
  • • Sexual abuse
  • • Addictions
  • • How a relationship with Christ helped greatly in her transformation
  • • Misinformation by ‘Christians’
  • • Romantic relationships with those of the same and opposite sexes

Course Content


  • Video Lesson