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Made for Love: Same-sex Attraction and the Catholic Church

Author: Schmitz, Fr. Michael

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Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders

Author: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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The Victory App

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Realizing Our True Identity

The hardest thing for us to believe may be this: that God is good, even when things are not as they should be — for example, when someone we love is in difficulty, confused about the truth and perhaps acting on this confusion. But this parable reassures us that nothing falls outside of God’s providence or the reach of his grace.

Author: Check, Fr. Paul

November 7 2014

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Recommended Reading by Fr. Paul Check

Includes titles on anthropology, spirituality, homosexuality, chastity & sexual wounds.

Author: Check, Fr. Paul

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Romance Porn: More Women Are Addicted Than You Think

It is a case in point: our culture considers romance novels to be a harmless hobby, almost like scrapbooking. No wonder that many female readers of these books do not even recognize that they are addicted to pornography, or that these books are twisting their brains in the same way that visual pornography is debilitating their husbands.

Author: Singh, Lea Z.

July 21 2016

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Same-sex attraction: Read this before you risk your credibility

Before addressing same-sex attraction again, read this extraordinarily apt, fascinating and incomparably convenient book.

Author: Mirus, Dr. Jeff

October 14 2015

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Same-Sex Attractions as a Symptom of a Broken Heart

Drawing on secular empirical research and the insights of mental health clinicians who adopt a Catholic anthropology, Dr. Lock looks at how the psychological sciences support the Catholic understanding of the human person and same-sex attraction. He examines how this research can be used to support various aspects of pastoral care.

Author: Lock, Dr. Timothy

August 11 2015


Same-Sex Attractions in Youth and Their Right to Informed Consent

Youth have the right to be provided with accurate medical and psychological knowledge about homosexuality by pediatricians, mental health professionals, school counselors, educators and parents. Presently, well-organized attempts are under way to attempt to block youth from being given both the appropriate scientific knowledge, and informed consent about: same-sex attractions, gender identity disorder, transsexual issues, the psychological needs of a child for father and mother, and marriage.

Author: Fitzgibbons M.D., Rick

May 21 2012

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Same-Sex Attractions: A Parents’ Guide

Renowned scholars in scripture, dogmatic and moral theology, philosophy, canon and civil law, pastoral theology, and psychology and psychiatry address the many aspects of the subject with care, sensitivity, and clarity.

Author: Harvey OSFS, Fr. John and Bradley, Gerard V. (Editors)

June 15 2003

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Someone I Love is Gay: How Family and Friends Can Respond

This book was created out of Bob Davies' personal and professional experience and out of Anita Worthen's struggle with her son over these issues. Also drawing on experiences of others, the authors will help you handle your feelings while responding appropriately to your loved one.

Author: Worthen, Anita and Davies, Bob

June 23 1996

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Speaking to High School Students on Homosexuality

Daniel Mattson, Fr. Steve Mattson and guest, Peter Herbeck, present on best practices regarding speaking to high school students and administrators on the issues surrounding homosexuality/same-sex attraction.

Author: Mattson, Daniel and Mattson, Fr. Steve

May 18 2016


Taking Down Goliath

In his powerful audio presentation, Taking Down Goliath, popular speaker, Matt Fradd, uses his infectious and engaging speaking style to help you with five strategies to get porn out of your life.

Author: Fradd, Matt

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The Enright Process Model of Psychological forgiveness by Dr. Phil Sutton

Although Enright is a devout Christian, this model is essentially psychological - and philosophical - rather than religious or spiritual. The Enright model recognizes the religious mandate that to flourish spiritually, persons need to give - or request and receive - forgiveness when appropriate. In the service of this need, the model encourages those trying to forgive or be forgiven to use whatever spiritual and religious inspiration and resources are personally meaningful. But the model offers guidance for how anyone- whether their primary motivation is religious, moral or psychological - may cooperate with the fundamental, universally human, psychological process of forgiveness.

Author: Philip M. Sutton, Ph.D

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The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction: A Comprehensive Counseling Resource

While it has gained the support and interest of many, the book is primarily intended for mental health professionals and educators. However, the book is reader-friendly and can also serve as an indispensable guide for clergy, lay counselors, mentors, friends and especially family members of women with same-sex attraction. And lastly, but perhaps most importantly, this book is dedicated to and for the women who are looking for greater understanding into their lives. The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction has gained international recognition and is being translated around the world.

Author: Dr. Janelle Hallman

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