The focus of this reflection on Yolanda Dreyer’s contribution to the academy is her research on
gender, sexuality and marriage. The contributions she has made were written from a pastoral
perspective and focused on pastoral interaction with women. The issues surrounding the
church’s view on marriage does not only concern the roles given to women but also the place
and status that the church and society assigned to marriage as an institution. Her contribution
in the area of sexuality is very closely linked to the insights she provides in her research on
homosexuality. How sexuality is seen has an impact on how homosexuality and heterosexuality
are reflected on.