Mary Jackson

Mary is a book reviewer and reporter for WORLD. She is a World Journalism Institute and Greenville University graduate who previously worked for the Lansing (Mich.) State Journal. Mary resides with her family in the San Francisco Bay area. Follow her on Twitter @mbjackson77.

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Companies cash in on transgender trend

Transgenderism | A new app supports cheap, easy, and quick sex changes, potentially at great human cost
by Mary Jackson
Posted 2/26/21, 01:40 pm

At age 25, Laura Perry met with a therapist three times to obtain a note saying she had gender dysphoria. Before diagnosing her, the therapist suggested Perry’s strained relationship with her mother could have something to do with her desire to be a man. Perry scoffed.

With the note, she met with a doctor who prescribed testosterone. That night, she injected the hormone into her thigh muscle. It was the start of nine years involving monthly hormone injections, a double mastectomy, and a full hysterectomy—but no reprieve from her depression and dysphoria.

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Family dynamics in an age of confusion

Books | Recent books about marriage and family issues
by Mary Jackson
Posted 2/25/21, 01:02 pm

With These Words by Rob Flood: Flood provides married couples with practical tools to tame the tongue and become more effective communicators. With examples from his marriage and other married couples, he analyzes unhealthy communication patterns and interweaves Biblical wisdom that provides better alternatives. The book addresses the importance of first responses, prayer, physical touch, forgiveness, listening, and proper timing—with the goal of glorifying God and loving one’s spouse more fully.

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States advance the fight for women’s sports

Sexuality | Proposed laws make headway across the country
by Mary Jackson
Posted 2/19/21, 01:32 pm

Since President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Jan. 20 promoting transgender participation in single-sex school sports, lawmakers in 16 states have taken action to protect female athletes.

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