How the Gospel Frees Us to Love Our Gay Friends

Without Losing the Truth

An Introduction to Compassion Without Compromise

Homosexuality is a controversial issue that can—and does—tear apart families, friendships, and churches. In Compassion Without Compromise, two pastors combine solid biblical truth on sex, sin, and homosexuality with down-to-earth advice on how to talk about this issue and respond to real-life situations.

How does the gospel free us to love our gay friends without losing the truth?

What People Are Saying:

“If you are looking for a resource that will help you think about the issue of homosexuality with unflinching truth and with sincere grace, this is a great place to start.”


KEVIN DEYOUNG, author of Crazy Busy


“Barr and Citlau offer down-to-earth advice to Christians who seek to celebrate God’s intended plan for marriage, while extending compassion and hope to people trapped in homosexual lifestyles. Their proposal is filled with courage, conviction, common sense, and confidence in the power of God’s gospel.”


SCOTT M. MANETSCH, professor of church history, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

The Authors:

Adam T. Barr serves as senior pastor at Peace Church near Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the president and founder of Borderlands, a worldview ministry, and served on the board of RCA Integrity, a renewal movement in the Reformed Church in America. Adam lives with his wife, Jennifer, and four sons in Middleville, Michigan.

Ron Citlau serves as senior pastor of Calvary Church near Chicago. Ron helped produce curriculum on sexual healing now used by Desert Stream Ministries in hundreds of churches throughout the country. Ron lives with his wife, Amy, in Crown Point, Indiana.