Identity Project

Andrew Sodergren, PsyD

Director of Psychological Services, Ruah Woods Institute

Andrew Sodergren, Psy.D. is director of psychological services at Ruah Woods Institute, a Theology of the Body education and healing ministry in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Divine Mercy University’s Institute for Psychological Sciences. He also earned a Master’s degree in Theology from the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C. where he we went on to teach as an adjunct professor for 13 years.  Dr. Sodergren and his wife Ellie have five children.

Andrew Sodergren's Recommended Resources

Sexual Identity: The Harmony of Philosophy, Science, and Revelation

Have "man" and "woman" become meaningless categories? Public promotion of transgender identities, same-sex marriage, and surrogate parenthood indicate that we no longer view male and female as central to human flourishing. Perhaps man and woman amount to nothing more than one's own self-expression. Many intuitively resist such a view, but feel unable to respond in light of "woke" rhetoric from media-driven voices carrying the apparent blessings of science.

We need to recall who and what we are. Sexual Identity: The Harmony of Philosophy, Science, and Revelation takes up anew the questions "What is a man?" and "What is a woman?" Taking a holistic approach, the book is co-authored by experts from different fields: philosophy, obstetrics and gynecology, endocrinology, psychology, plastic surgery, and theology. For the sake of accessibility, the style is thoughtful but not academic. Each chapter includes review points along with suggestions for further reading.

The authors include recognized practitioners in their fields who have spoken nationally and internationally to audiences concerned with today's crisis over the meaning of sexuality.

Sexual Identity assembles these voices into a coherent whole. Written by experts for non-specialists, it offers a comprehensive vision of the human sexual identity, male and female. It offers much-needed wisdom to see through the deceptions that afflict our time.

Cara Buskmiller, MD
John D. Finley, PhD
Paul W. Hruz, MD, PhD
Patrick W. Lappert, MD
Andrew Sodergren, PsyD
Lawrence J. Welch, PhD