Coming Out Straight

Coming Out Straight
Author: Richard Cohen
Publsiher: Path
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2016-06-02
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0963705881

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Coming Out Straight details author Richard Cohen's personal journey out of homosexuality, and also recounts his experiences over the past 25 years helping thousands of men and women resolve their unwanted same-sex attraction and fulfill their heterosexual potential. This book is engrossing, illuminating, and for many, an answer to prayer.

Coming Out Straight

Coming Out Straight
Author: Richard Cohen
Publsiher: OakHill Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2005-02-28
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 1886939772

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Everyone knows someone with a homosexual orientation: a neighbor, co-worker, relative or friend. "Coming Out Straight" sheds light on a long misunderstood subject. Questions such as what causes same-sex attractions and how one can transition from gay to straight are addressed. Illustrated by those who successfully transitioned, this book is engrossing, illuminating, and for many, an answer to their prayers. Although it may create controversy, it is destined to heal many lives - a loved one...or maybe yours!

Coming Out Straight

Coming Out Straight
Author: Richard A. Cohen,Laura Schlessinger
Publsiher: OakHill Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2001-05-01
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 1886939470

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Straight to Gay

Straight to Gay
Author: Audrey Kouyoumdjian
Publsiher: 10-10-10 Publishing
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2018-02-25
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1772771961

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Like most young girls of her time, Audrey Kouyoumdjian dreamed of marrying a handsome successful man, getting a good education and job and starting a family. All of this came to pass, but with a life altering surprise. While studying to be a physiotherapist, Audrey had a special relationship with her roommate and best friend. She didn't realize just how special it was, but as time passed and the relationship got much stronger, the woman explained it to her....with a kiss. There was no name for this newfound love, and there was no conversation around it. They just knew they had to design their lives so that they could spend time together, while maintaining their marriages and dreams of having children. In this tell-all expose, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the twists and turns of the secret world of double lives, deception, and unbridled passion. Along the way, you'll awaken your own courage to change situations you thought were permanent, and ultimately live your authentic life of joy and good health. This book will appeal to you if you have ever had a secret, or want to understand what it's like to live with one.

When Your Spouse Comes Out

When Your Spouse Comes Out
Author: Carol Grever,Deborah Bowman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-10-12
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781136458835

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Effective therapeutic self-help techniques for a straight mate’s recovery One of the most traumatic events that can happen in a marriage is discovering your mate is gay. When Your Spouse Comes Out: A Straight Mate’s Recovery Manual is a comprehensive exploration of the trauma that provides practical steps that successful individuals have taken to keep this event from ruining their future. This guide offers solid therapeutic techniques for self-help and presents poignant true stories that illustrate that the damage is not irreparable. The book examines the various reactions to the coming-out event, the personal challenges and obstacles often experienced, and shares lessons learned and some of the secrets of transformation. When this crisis hits home, isolation, depression, anger, grief, and self-recrimination take root. When Your Spouse Comes Out: A Straight Mate’s Recovery Manual presents role models, analysis, practices, and activities promoting long-term emotional recovery for heterosexual men and women whose intimate partners are gay. The text includes integrated exercises helpful for class work and student discussion and case studies of people who recount their stories and explain their recovery. Topics in When Your Spouse Comes Out: A Straight Mate’s Recovery Manual include: different straight spouse responses to the coming out event diverse ways gay mates approach coming out typical stages of coping by straight spouses health risks how to tell the children helping children with the resulting challenges paths toward healing recreating family and more When Your Spouse Comes Out: A Straight Mate’s Recovery Manual offers a self-directed path to recovery which can be used individually or in the context of a support group. This guide is invaluable for straight spouses working alone or in groups, therapists, counselors, group facilitators, librarians, families of gays/lesbians, and their mates.

Healing Homosexuality

Healing Homosexuality
Author: Joseph Nicolosi,Lucy Freeman
Publsiher: Jason Aronson
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1997-11-01
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780765701442

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In 1973, when all the arguments were presented to the American Psychiatric Association both for and against the idea of homosexuality as pathology, it was the personal disclosures of gay men that had the most influence. Listening to their stories of frustration in treatment–and their newfound happiness through acceptance of a gay identity–the American Psychiatric Association voted to omit homosexuality as a diagnostic category. Now, twenty years later, Dr. Joseph Nicolosi presents the opposite kind of personal testimony. This testimony is from homosexual men who have tried to accept a gay identity but were dissatisfied, and then benefitted from psychotherapy to help free them of homosexuality. While each client has his unique story, Nicolosi has chosen eight men as representative of the personalities he has encountered in the twelve years during which he has treated over 200 homosexual clients. These men are engaged in a "two-front war"–an internal assault against their own unwanted desires, and an external battle against a popular culture that does not understand or value their struggle. In their own words, we hear these men's struggles to develop healthy, non-erotic male friendships. We hear of their fear and anger toward the men in their lives, and their strained relationships with the fathers they never understood. Nicolosi contends that every man possesses aspects of these clients: The frailty of Albert, the integrity of Charlie, the rage of Dan, the narcissism of Steve, and the ambivalence of Roger, to list some of them. Some readers of this book may be surprised by the directive style of Dr. Nicolosi's therapeutic intervention. In part, this is due to the editorial synthesis of the transcript. More importantly, however, reparative therapy does require a more involved therapist–a benevolent provocateur who departs from the tradition of uninvolved, opaque analyst to become a salient male presence. The therapist must balance active challenge with warm encouragement to follow the father-son model. T

Healing Homosexuality

Healing Homosexuality
Author: Leanne Payne
Publsiher: Baker Publishing Group
Total Pages: 74
Release: 1985
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0801057000

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"According to Leanne Payne, there is if homosexuality is seen for what it really is, and is then dealt with in light of Scripture - as a condition to be repented of, forgiven, and healed through Christ." "Written with the author's usual depth and compassion, this book brings a message of hope to those who suffer from homosexual neurosis and teaches those who minister to them how to pray effectively for their healing. Leanne Payne uncovers the root problems of homosexuality, reveals the major barriers to inner healing, and tells how healing prayer is the key to experiencing Christ's forgiveness and recovering a true sexual identity."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Other Side of the Closet

The Other Side of the Closet
Author: Amity Buxton
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 332
Release: 1994-06-07
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: UCSC:32106015218958

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The Invention of Heterosexuality

The Invention of Heterosexuality
Author: Jonathan Ned Katz
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2014-12-10
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780226307626

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“Heterosexuality,” assumed to denote a universal sexual and cultural norm, has been largely exempt from critical scrutiny. In this boldly original work, Jonathan Ned Katz challenges the common notion that the distinction between heterosexuality and homosexuality has been a timeless one. Building on the history of medical terminology, he reveals that as late as 1923, the term “heterosexuality” referred to a "morbid sexual passion," and that its current usage emerged to legitimate men and women having sex for pleasure. Drawing on the works of Sigmund Freud, James Baldwin, Betty Friedan, and Michel Foucault, The Invention of Heterosexuality considers the effects of heterosexuality’s recently forged primacy on both scientific literature and popular culture. “Lively and provocative.”—Carol Tavris, New York Times Book Review “A valuable primer . . . misses no significant twists in sexual politics.”—Gary Indiana, Village Voice Literary Supplement “One of the most important—if not outright subversive—works to emerge from gay and lesbian studies in years.”—Mark Thompson, The Advocate

Let s Talk about Sex

Let s Talk about Sex
Author: Richard Cohen
Publsiher: Path
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-03-21
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 096370589X

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Everything you ever wanted to know about homosexuality but were afraid to ask In simple language, Straight Talk About Homosexuality will help you understand: The hidden meaning behind same-sex attraction (SSA). Clues why five celebrities experience SSA. How to love your homosexual family members and friends. Unmasking the homosexual myth--"born gay and can't change." Discover the real facts--not born with SSA and can change. Did you know that every day people change from "gay" to straight? This is a must read for every parent, teacher, counselor, clergy, and all who wish to understand what drives homosexual feelings and how to respond in love.

Inside Out

Inside Out
Author: Mark Tewksbury
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-02-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0470675543

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Mark Tewksbury is best known as a gold-medal-winning Olympic swimmer. His remarkable sixteen-year athletic career included three Olympic medals, numerous world records, and inductions into three major halls of fame: the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, and the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Although retired as an athlete, Tewksbury remains a highly respected public figure. He delivered prized swimming analysis for the CBC from the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, hosts the Discovery Channel's popular How It's Made show, and is Co-President of the first World Outgames, Montreal 2006. Tewksbury has spoken to millions as part of his eighteen-year speaking career and remains much in demand as an inspirational speaker to companies and organizations around the world. For his active humanitarianism, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Western Ontario in 2001, and in 2005 Tewksbury was awarded the International Person of the Year Award at S?o Paulo Pride in Brazil. He currently lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. For more on Mark Tewksbury, please visit www.MarkTewksbury.com "To reach the pinnacle of Olympic Swimming takes incredible dedication, resilience and courage that few possess. To reach your true self takes these attributes and a great deal more courage so, therefore, even fewer arrive at this point in their lives. Mark Tewksbury is one of these courageous people who achieve so much and through pain, suffering, daring, and pure fight, become who they truly are, inside and out." --Duncan Armstrong O.A.M., Australian Olympic Swimming Legend

Openly Straight

Openly Straight
Author: Bill Konigsberg
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-05-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780545509909

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A funny, honest novel about being out, being proud... and being ready for something else.

Over the Cliff

Over the Cliff
Author: Bonnie Kaye,Doug Dittmer
Publsiher: CCB Publishing
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2011-05
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781926918617

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"Over the Cliff" is a self-help book for husbands and wives living in straight/gay marriages. Over three million gay men in the United States and millions more around the world are living double lives in marriages to women due to societal pressures or a lack of understanding their homosexuality at the time of marriage. This book has over a dozen interviews with men who have lived through this experience and offer their insights to others. The book is co-authored by Bonnie Kaye, M.Ed., an internationally recognized counseling specialist for straight wives married to gay men and Doug Dittmer, a gay husband peer counselor who has worked with Kaye over the past five years helping numerous gay men in marriages come to terms with their homosexuality so they can move on to more fulfilling lives. About the Authors Bonnie Kaye is an internationally recognized Relationship Counselor/Author in the field of straight/gay marriages. She has provided relationship counseling for over 25 years with more than 70,000 women who have sexually dysfunctional husbands due to homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism or sexual addictions. She is considered an authority in this field by other professionals and the media. Kaye has published five books on straight/gay relationships, which have sold thousands of copies. Her website www.Gayhusbands.com has consistently remained in the number one position on Google, Yahoo, and other major search engines since it's launching in 2000. When media contacts want an expert, they come to Bonnie Kaye who has more experience and expertise than any other person in this country. Her official book website is located at www.BonnieKayeBooks.com. Kaye's other books include: "The Gay Husband Checklist for Women Who Wonder; Doomed Grooms: Gay Husbands of Straight Wives; ManReaders: A Woman's Guide to Dysfunctional Men; Straight Wives: Shattered Lives; Bonnie Kaye's Straight Talk;" and "How I Made My Husband Gay: Myths About Straight Wives." With over 30 years experience in business management, Talent Acquisition and Executive Recruitment, Doug Dittmer's career has depended on his ability to coach clients and employees in problem resolution. Eighteen years into his marriage, Doug faced his own crisis and announced that he was gay. In 1981 Doug put his skills to work to fight discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Doug began as a Legislative Lobbyist for the Michigan Organization for Human Rights (MOHR), the State's premier gay rights organization. Within a short time he was elected as the group's Education Officer, charged with the responsibility of educating the general public about lesbian and gay issues. Doug went on to be elected President of the organization. Under his leadership, a task force of volunteer litigation attorneys was recruited to overturn Michigan's sodomy statutes. Two years later, in MOHR v. Kelly, MOHR achieved that objective when the Wayne County Circuit Court ruled the statute as unconstitutional. In November 1985, the Detroit City Council recognized his achievements and leadership in the area of human rights by awarding him the Spirit of Detroit Award. Over the years since, Doug has reached out to other gay men coming to terms with their sexuality in mid-life, acting as peer counselor and coach.

Thinking Straight

Thinking Straight
Author: Robin Reardon
Publsiher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-05-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780758253521

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I know God doesn't make mistakes, and if I'm gay it's because that's what he wanted. What you wanted. And I think the challenge is to get everyone else to see that. This is their test, not mine. If only Taylor Adams had kept on lying to his parents, none of this would have happened. He wouldn't have been shipped off to Straight to God, an institution devoted to "deprogramming" troubled teenagers and ridding them of their vices--whether it's drugs, violence, or in Taylor's case, other boys. Not that Taylor has a problem with being gay, or with reconciling his love for God with his love for his boyfriend Will. . . At Straight to God, such thoughts--along with all other reminders of Taylor's former "sinful" life--are forbidden. Every movement is monitored, privacy is impossible, and no one--from staff to residents--is quite who they first appear to be. There's Charles, Taylor's clean-cut roommate, desperate to leave his past behind. . .Nate Devlin, a handsome, inscrutable older boy who's alternately arrogant and kind. . . gorgeous, secretive Sean, who returns to Straight to God each year to avoid doing prison time for drugs. Here, where piety can be a mask for cruelty and the greatest crimes go unpunished, Taylor will learn more than he ever dreamed about love, courage, rebellion, and betrayal--but the most surprising lessons will be the truths he uncovers about himself. In this smart, insightful new novel, Robin Reardon presents a compelling exploration of the journey from boy to man, and a testament to the strength that comes with accepting both who we are, and who we love. . .

Alfie s Home

Alfie s Home
Author: Richard A. Cohen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 30
Release: 1993-01-01
Genre: Child molesters
ISBN: 0963705806

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A boy who does not get the attention he needs from his father, and who has been abused by his uncle, believes he may be gay until he talks to a counselor