Most people who attempt to change their homosexual attractions and behaviors experience only partial success despite their best efforts. Written for Christians whose beliefs and values support their work towards chastity, this book offers a unique look at how they can manage and develop their sexual identity through a number of practical strategies.
Mark A. Yarhouse, PSY.D, is Assistant Professor of Psychology, Regent University, Virginia. Lori A. Burkett, M.A., is Senior Consultant and Project Manager, Psychological Services Center, Regent University, Virginia.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Foundational Considerations: Sexual Identity; Our Sexuality; Myth and Reality about Same-Sex Attraction Chapter 3 Managing Sexual Identity: Recognizing Patterns; Environment Planning; An Exchange: Old Scripts for New; Living a Practical Theology of Sanctification Chapter 4 Serving the Image of God in All Persons: A Word to Families; A Word to the Church; A Final Word to Strugglers Chapter 5 Appendix A: Selected Resources on Homosexuality and Sexual Identity Chapter 6 Appendix B: Selected Religion-Based Ministries Chapter 7 Endnotes Chapter 8 Index Chapter 9 About the Authors