The Battle for Normality

Author: G. J. M. van den Aardweg
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 0898706149
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Psychology

This book is primarily for those persons drawn towards homosexuality and who seek practical advice in order to change, or, at least, to deal with it constructively and responsably.

The Body in Autobiography and Autobiographical Novels

Author: Menotti Lerro
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781527519053
Release Date: 2018-10-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This volume explores a web of complex relationships between body and mind, discussing the efforts of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds to define, to achieve, or to reject the “normal”; and, in some cases, to put something else in its place. After considering the problems arising from other people’s perceptions of non-standard bodies, the book turns to gender: is it written “upon the body”, established at birth, determined only by physical traits and distinguished by material things such as clothes; or is it written “within the body”, defined through the subject’s own feelings? It considers what happens when “males” consider themselves “female”, and “females” consider themselves “male”. It concludes with the analysis of four books, by different authors with different sexual orientations. Two of these volumes might be considered “genuine autobiographies”, while the other two are novels which include numerous autobiographical features that reflect the authors’ own thoughts.

The Moral Minority

Author: Stuart Chambers
Publisher: GeneralStore PublishingHouse
ISBN: 1897113161
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Gay authors

Homosexuality and the Catholic Church

Author: Fr. John F. Harvey, O.S.F.S.
Publisher: Ascension Press
Release Date: 2014-06-25
Genre: Religion

As the founder and director of the Courage and Encourage support groups, Fr. John Harvey is aware of the sensitive nature of homosexuality. With his extensive experience ministering to those with same-sex attraction, Fr. Harvey presents the Church’s teaching in an objective and pastorally-sensitive manner. Priests, religious, and laity alike will benefit from the many questions considered here, including: What is the basis of the Church’s teaching regarding homosexuality What do many consider to be the cause of same-sex attraction? Can a person overcome same-sex attraction? Why is it important for civil law to limit marriage to one man and one woman? How can a person live the virtue of chastity joyfully?

Coming out straight

Author: Richard A. Cohen
Publisher: Oakhill Pr
ISBN: UOM:49015002599612
Release Date: 2000-07-31
Genre: Medical

Psychoterapist Cohen presents his plan for transitioning from gay to straight.

The Bible and Homosexual Practice

Author: Robert A. J. Gagnon
ISBN: UOM:39015053515436
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Religion

In this book, Gagnon offers the most thorough analysis to date of the biblical texts relating to homosexuality. This book powerfully challenges attempts to identify love & inclusivity with affirmation of homosexual practice.

M nnliche Homosexualit t

Author: Richard C. Friedman
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642956997
Release Date: 2013-07-02
Genre: Psychology

Anhand zahlreicher Fallberichte und unter Einbezug unterschiedlichster Lehrmeinungen läßt Friedman ein Bild von männlicher Homosexualität entstehen, das anschaulich und differenziert Entwicklung und Lebensstile beschreibt - und damit Vorurteilen sowohl der Alltagsmeinung wie auch einigen offiziellen Lehrmeinungen entgegenwirkt. Friedman plädiert für einen interdisziplinären Ansatz: Zwar hält er die psychoanalytische Argumentation stringent aufrecht. Er läßt dabei jedoch keinen Zweifel daran aufkommen, daß sozial- und sexualwissenschaftliche, familiendynamische wie auch neuropsychologische und endokrinologische Kenntnisse für ein umfassendes Verständnis männlicher Homosexualität ganz wesentlich sind und keinesfalls außer acht gelassen werden dürfen. Es ist Friedman gelungen, eine kritische Abhandlung - anschaulich und verständlich geschrieben - zur männlichen Homosexualtät vorzulegen, die mit Gewinn zu lesen ist.

Mental Health Issues in Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Communities

Author: Billy E. Jones
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585620696
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Medical

This timely work offers compelling facts and insights in a concise yet comprehensive format, bringing together the latest research and clinical practice related to these four distinct communities (self-identified lesbian women and gay men and bisexual and transgender individuals)