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Hudson Byblow

Author: Ministry Website

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Spiritual Direction, Therapy, and the Directee

Author: Bracken CP, Fr. W. Jerome, Ph.D.; Valdés, Maria R., Ph.D.; Harvey OSFS, Fr. John, Ph.D.

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

Author: Schmitz, Fr. Michael

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Spiritual Direction, Therapy, and the Directee

While this article is written with seminarians, spiritual directors, and therapists in mind, it may be applied to anyone who seeks both spiritual direction and therapy.

Author: Bracken CP, Fr. W. Jerome, Ph.D.; Valdés, Maria R., Ph.D.; Harvey OSFS, Fr. John, Ph.D.

August 1 2008

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Spiritual Friendship: Bond of Christian Charity – Seven Principles of Authentic Christian Friendship

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (Jn 15: 12-13).

Author: Courage

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STDs pose major health threat to MSM

Sexually transmitted diseases have become a significant public health challenge in the United States, and in particular, the burden of disease in men who have sex with men shows no signs of abating.

Author: Infectious Disease News

August 1 2015

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Stepping Forward in Courage

Saint John Paul II once said about Courage International, “Courage is doing the work of God.” Courage International strives to go forward, proclaiming the beauty and hope found in our Church’s teachings. It proclaims that chastity is not only possible, but can make our lives more meaningful, peaceful, and joy-filled once it is embraced and maintained. I have experienced it personally, and have seen the fruits of this in many Courage members. Now that I am back in the United States and reflecting on our beautiful grace-filled experience with Pope Francis on St. Peter’s Square, I see this as a personal confirmation that Courage International is most assuredly “doing the work of God.”

Author: David Prosen

October 19 2015

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Stumbling Block or Stepping Stone

We can cooperate with the Lord in turning the “stumbling blocks” in our own lives into “stepping stones” of grace and growth in virtue.

Author: Dr. Phil Sutton

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Surgical Sex

Where did they get the idea that our sexual identity ("gender" was the term they preferred) as men or women was in the category of things that could be changed?

Author: Paul McHugh

November 2014

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Taking Courage: A Roundtable Discussion on “Desire of the Everlasting Hills”

Dan, Paul and Rilene speak with Fr. Paul Check, former Executive Director of Courage International, about their experiences which are showcased in the film Desire of the Everlasting Hills.

Author: Dan, Rilene, and Paul

April 2015

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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 Addictive Personality, Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior

Since its publication in 1988, The Addictive Personality has helped people understand the process of addiction. Now, through this second edition, author Craig Nakken brings new depth and dimension to our understanding of how an individual becomes an addict. Going beyond the definition that limits dependency to the realm of alcohol and other drugs, Nakken uncovers the common denominator of all addiction and describes how the process is progressive.

Author: Craig Nakken

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The Battle for Normality: A Guide for Self-Therapy for Homosexuality

This book is primarily meant for those homosexuality afflicted persons who seek practical advice in order to change, or, at least, to constructively and responsibly deal with it. It is written with their needs, anxieties, and weaknesses in mind, as Dr. Van den Aardweg has learned them during more than 30 years of therapy with homosexual persons.

Author: Gerard J.M. Van Den Aardweg

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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 Freedom to Love — Recovery and the Seven Deadly Sins

The book takes a look at the capital sins, their opposing virtues and opposite extremes, all in the context of recovery. (Title is listed about halfway down the page)

Author: Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P.

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