کتابهای ذیل اصلاح و بهبودی همجنسگرایی ناخواسته را به شکل کلی مورد بررسی
قرار میدهند و کمک میکنند تا اینکه فرد مردانگی و دگرجنسگرایی خود را رشد
کتاب ذیل نشان میدهد که چگونه استفاده تنها از قدرت
اراده برای غلبه بر امیال شدید و اعتیادها میتواند به شکست بیانجامد و
اینکه راه حل یک "قدرت قلبی" است که بر روی تغییر امیال قلبی یک فرد تمرکز
کتابهای ذیل بیشتر یک دیدگاه دانشگاهی را برای مسائل
مربوط به گرایش به همجنس بیان میکنند.
Gerard J.M. Van Den Aardweg, Ph.D., 1997, Ignatius Press,
San Francisco, CA
This book is intended for "homosexually inclined persons who want to do
something about their 'condition' themselves but do not have the opportunity to
visit a therapist with healthy ideas on the matter." His "practical rules for
(self-) therapy" including knowing oneself (e.g., working through childhood and
adolescence), hope, self-discipline, "fighting neurotic self-pity," humor,
patience and humility, "fighting the infantile ego," "mending the sex role,
changing one's views of and relationships with others, and changing relations
with the opposite sex. With its emphasis on the client's immaturity, the book
can be a harsh read for some readers. Van Den Aardweg is a therapist in Holland
who has treated many dissatisfied homosexuals.
David Morrison, 1999, Our Sunday Visitor, Huntington IN,
A gay rights activist for seven years, David Morrison describes his spiritual
conversion followed by his initial attempt to live as a "gay Christian," in a
sexual relationship with a lover but sincerely seeking to grow as a Christian.
His continuing yearning for spiritual enlightenment ultimately led him to reject
homosexuality completely, convert to Catholicism and embrace celibacy as a way
of life. Although he never expected celibacy to "cure" him of homosexuality,
over time he found that it did lead almost inadvertently to romantic interest in
women. David Morrison's personal experience is covered in the first several
chapters in the book, and the remainder is an explanation and defense of the
Roman Catholic position on homosexuality, marriage and chastity.
Erin Eldridge, 1994, Deseret Book Company, Salt Lake
Erin Eldridge writes her personal experience of overcoming lesbianism and
alcoholism, from the perspective of a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Bob Davies and Lori Rentzel, 1993, InterVarsity Press,
Downers Grove, IL
A practical guide for people struggling with same-sex desires, this book answers
questions about what it means to be a man or a woman, how your past relates to
your present tensions, how biblical principles apply to your daily life, and how
you can form healthy relationships. It is interwoven with stories of recovery.
Also see authors Web site
Richard Cohen, 2000, Oakhill Press, Winchester, Virginia
After a long struggle with unwanted homosexuality that finally led to emotional
and spiritual healing, Richard Cohen earned a master's in psychology from
Antioch University and has been counseling individuals and families and
instructing groups for more than a decade. Interspersed with his own recovery
story and those of five of his clients, he presents a four-stage model of
- transitioning (cutting off sexual behavior, establishing a support network
and building self-worth)
- grounding (inner-child healing and skill-building, such as assertiveness
- healing homo-emotional wounds (discovering the root causes of wounds,
grieving, forgiving and taking responsibility
- and developing healthy, healing same-sex relationships) and healing
hetero-emotional wounds (discovering root causes, learning about the opposite
sex and developing healthy, healing, opposite-sex relationships).
Briar Whitehead, 1993, Monarch Press, UK
The book examines the causes of homosexuality and the process of change from
homosexual to heterosexual. It is based on research initiated when the author
met a heterosexual married man named Noel Mosen in 1987 who told her that he had
previously been a promiscuous gay man for more than 20 years, 10 of them as a
gay political activist.
Joe Dallas, 1991, Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR
Practical help for restoring sexual wholeness and moving ahead in a Christian
lifestyle. Directed both to those who struggle with their sexual identity and to
family and friends of strugglers. Written by a former struggler who overcame
Patrick J. Carnes, 1991, Bantam Books, New York
Shirley Cox and David Matheson, 1998, Evergreen
International, Salt Lake City, Utah
This workbook is in three parts: Looking at where you've been, looking at the
big picture, and working your way out. It is not just a "read through" manual,
but rather has a "write this", "do this" format encouraging the user to act,
thus promoting change and healing.
Elaine V. Siegel, 1988, Analytic Press, Hillsdale, NJ
Presents a psychoanalytic approach to helping women change sexual orientation.
Barbara Swallow with Lela Gilbert
Free Indeed is the personal account of a married woman who overcame a
secret homosexual struggle through conversion to Christ.
Doug Weiss, Ph.D.
In addition to informing sex addicts and their partners about sex addiction,
this book gives hope for recovery from all types of sexual addiction. Also see
other Doug Weiss tapes and
Alan Medinger, 2000, Shaw Books, WaterBrook Press, (a
division of Random House, Inc.), Colorado Springs, CO.
After a dramatic spiritual conversion more than 25 years ago eliminated his
sexual desire for men and caused him to fall in love with his wife, Alan
Medinger soon found that he still had a lot of growing up to do around his
masculine identity. ("I was an eight year-old boy in a thirty-eight-year-old
man's body.") Based on his own experience and his many years of experience in
ex-gay ministry, Medinger describes the process that every young man goes
through on his journey to male bonding and mature heterosexual masculinity.
Chapters cover: understanding the masculine, learning to do the things that men
do, building positive man-to-man relationships with men, relating to women as
the opposite sex, etc.
Joseph Nicolosi, 1993, Jason Aronson Inc, Northvale, NJ
Psychologist Nicolosi presents eight cases studies, written in a highly readable
narrative style, of men in psychotherapy for unwanted homosexuality. The book
offers insights both to therapists and clients into how reparative therapy works
at a very practical level to effect sexual identity and reorientation. The
author is president and co-founder of the National Association for Research and
Therapy of Homosexuality.
Jason Park, 1997, Century Publishing, Salt Lake City, UT
A complement to Resolving Homosexual Problems: A guide for LDS Men, this
book is written primarily for members and leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints who provide counseling or assistance to men who struggle
with unwanted homosexuality. Jason Park writes from the perspective of a man who
once struggled with unwanted homosexuality himself.
Frank Worthen, 1995, New Hope Ministries, San Rafael, CA,
415-543-6475 (first published as Steps Out of Homosexuality by Frank Worthen,
1984, by Love in Action, San Rafael, CA)
This is a spiral-bound workbook published as a handbook for pastors, counselors
and lay workers. With an emphasis on spirituality, it lays out 12 recovery steps
(unrelated to AA's 12 Steps) including "holding a correct image" of God,
ourselves and others, "the belief principle" (faith), submission to the divine
will, and "displacement," or replacing old, unhealthy thoughts and behaviors
with healthy new ones. Frank Worthen overcame homosexuality himself and has
spent many years in ex-gay ministry in the U.S. and the Philippines.
William Consiglio, 1991, Victor Books, Wheaton, IL
The author identifies six stages of homosexual development and gives practical
strategies for change. Based on teachings developed for Christian ex-gay group
meetings. Emphasis is primarily on male homosexuality.
Elizabeth R. Moberly, 1983, Attic Press, Greenwood, SC
A short, scholarly book on the root causes of homosexuality. The author, a
clinician, discusses the homosexual condition as being an emotional and social
problem as well as a sexual problem. She explains how the homosexual condition
is a misguided attempt to fulfill normal developmental needs. This
ground-breaking book heavily influenced later psychological professionals and
writers who built on her theories.
Gerald Van Den Aardweg, 1985, Servant Publications, Ann
The author asserts that homosexuality is not genetically determined but is a
psychological problem that can be successfully treated by helping the client to
overcome such root causes as self-centeredness, feelings of inferiority, and
self-pity. Van Den Aardweg is a therapist who has treated many dissatisfied
homosexuals. Some readers can find his writing to be difficult due to its
presumption of emotional immaturity on the client's part.
Ronald Bayer, 1987, Princeton University Press,
Ronald Bayer presents the definitive case study of how the American Psychiatric
Association Board of Trustees in 1973 removed homosexuality from its official
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental diseases, after years of hostile and
disruptive lobbying tactics of gay rights demonstrators.
Edited by Christopher Wolfe, 1999, copyright American
Public Philosophy Institute, Spence Publishing Co., Dallas, TX
This book is based on papers delivered at a conference sponsored by the American
Public Philosophy Institute at Georgetown University in June 1997. Twelve
experts -- scientists, psychologists, philosophers and lawyers -- investigate
the causes of homosexuality, the morality of homosexual acts, and the
appropriate social and political response to the effort to legitimize
homosexuality. The contributes address the homosexual movement's most compelling
arguments with compassion and a commitment to truth. The first of two volumes
(see Same-Sex Matters: The Challenge of Homosexuality).
Jeffrey Satinover, M.D., 1996, Hamewith Books, Baker Book
House Company, Grand Rapids, MI
A psychiatrist formerly with Yale University, educated at M.I.T. and Harvard,
Dr. Satinover critiques "gay science" and presents the "brute facts" in response
to the question, "Is homosexuality desirable?" He presents psychological,
Christian and Jewish arguments for change and outlines models for secular,
Christian and Jewish treatment.
Scott and Kae Anderson
Scott and Kae tell their own experience of Scott's healing from homosexuality
and healing their marriage as they offer counsel on how to understand homosexual
problems and help those who struggle. Written primarily for a Latter-day Saint
Neil and Briar Whitehead, 1999, Huntington House
Publishers, Lafayette, Louisiana
A New Zealand research scientist with a Ph.D. in biochemistry and his journalist
wife examine the research literature on genetic causes of homosexuality and find
that, taking a mainstream scientific position, the scientific evidence does not
support the popular idea that homosexuality is genetic, intrinsic or fixed. Also
see authors Web site
1997, National Association for Research and Therapy of
Homosexuality, Encino, CA, 818-789-4440,
This is a 34-page spiral-bound summary of the results of a 1997 survey of 882
men and women who participated in therapeutic or pastoral counseling or a
self-help program to alter unwanted homosexuality.
- More than 45% of respondents reported a shift toward increased
heterosexuality, including 18% who said they now consider themselves
exclusively heterosexual and 17% almost exclusively heterosexual. Another 11%
said they now feel more heterosexual than homosexual.
- The average length of time since the experience of sexual orientation
change was 6.7 years.
- Only 7% of those who had received conversion therapy reported that they
were doing worse than before the therapy on three or more of 17 measures of
- The overwhelming majority of survey participants who had undertaken
counseling felt that conversion therapy was beneficial to their mental health
and helped them cope with and reduce their homosexual attractions. This is an
empirical rebuff to those who say attempting to change sexual orientation is
John Paulk with Tony Marco, 1998, Winepress Publishing,
This is the personal account of a former homosexual and popular drag show queen
who changed his life through a spiritual conversion and emotional transition. A
board member of Exodus International, he is a homosexuality and gender analyst
for Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs.
Out of Egypt: Leaving Lesbianism Behind
Jeanette Howard, 1991, Monarch Publishing, London
A personal account of one Christian's journey out of lesbianism.
Edited by Garrick Hyde and Ginger Hyde, 1997, Century
Publishing, Salt Lake City, UT
This book is a collection of 26 essays by men and women who have overcome
homosexuality, are currently struggling with unwanted homosexuality, or are
spouses or parents of current or former strugglers. It is a good resource for
those who want to better understand the homosexual struggle among those with
unwanted homosexual desires who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints. It can also help strugglers who want to feel less alone and
less shameful about dealing with homosexuality. It does not lay out a recovery
plan for overcoming homosexuality, although some common elements of recovery can
be seen in the essays.
Bob Davies with Lela Gilbert, 2001 by Exodus
International, InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL
The authors write the personal stories of 14 men and women who overcame
homosexuality and changed their lives. One common element for all of them was a
conversion to Christ.
Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D., 1991, Jason Aronson Inc.,
A ground-breaking book for therapists, the non-technical writing style also
makes this a popular book among men seeking to change from a homosexual
orientation. The author lays out the personality characteristics and development
influences most common among homosexual men seeking to change, such as
"defensive detachment" from fathers, peers and maleness generally, and presents
psychotherapeutic models for recovery. The author is president and one of three
co-founders of the National Association for Research and Therapy of
Jason Park, 1997, Century Publishing, Salt Lake City, UT
A practical guide to overcoming the problems that create homosexual desires to
begin with, tailored to the needs and circumstances of men who are members of
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Chapters focus on personal
choice and responsibility, support groups, therapy, behavior modification,
self-perception, masculine development, emotional maturity, spirituality, etc.
Jason Park writes from the perspective of a man who once struggled with unwanted
Edited by Christopher Wolfe, 2000, copyright American
Public Philosophy Institute, Spence Publishing Co., Dallas, TX
This book is the second of two volumes based on papers delivered at a conference
sponsored by the American Public Philosophy Institute at Georgetown University
in June 1997 to examine how the American people should understand and respond to
the public issue of homosexuality. Sixteen contributors write on:
- how the case against legitimizing active homosexuality can be made in
- public policy on such matters as nondiscrimination, adoption, and
- the homosexual culture war; effects on religion, especially Judaism and
- and the homosexual experience, from the perspective of two people -- a
woman who describes being "freed from lesbianism" and Father John Harvey,
founder of the Catholic support group Courage. (See also Homosexuality and
American Public Life.
Bob Davies and Anita Worthen
The director of Exodus International, a man who overcame homosexuality himself,
offers hope and guidance for family and friends dealing with a loved one's
Thomas E. Schmidt, 1995, InterVarsity Press, Downers
A Ph.D. from Cambridge University who specializes in ancient texts and New
Testament ethics, Schmidt attempts to bring together science and religion in an
honest and compassionate discussion of a volatile issue. Among other things, he
examines biblical teachings on homosexuality, the health effects of homosexual
behavior, and the origins of homosexuality ("the great nature-nurture debate").
A Strong Delusion: Confronting the "Gay Christian" Movement
Joe Dallas, 1996 by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene,
A Strong Delusion examines the growing acceptance of homosexuality in the
evangelical community and the "rewriting" of theology and scripture to
accommodate homosexual practice. The author, the past president of Exodus
International who overcame homosexuality himself, presents a Bible-based
response to the new gay theology. He outlines a plan to bring the message of
conversion to people caught up in homosexuality.
Father John F. Harvey, 1996, Ignatius Press, San
Father Harvey, founder of the Catholic support organization "Courage," writes
from a Catholic perspective about sexual abstinence, morality and personal
responsibility, and the possibility of change. He includes pastoral perspectives
and a response to the gay-rights movement.
Dean Byrd and Mark Chamberlain
This book is written by two therapists with experience in treating clients
struggling with addictions and unwanted homosexuality. They examine how using
willpower alone against intense desires and addictions sets one up for failure,
and how the solution therefore is "heart power," a focus on changing the desires
of one's heart. They write from a theological perspective as members of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but the bulk touches only lightly
on spiritual perspectives, focusing more on emotional and psychological healing
Jeff A. Konrad, 1992, Pacific Publishing House, Hilo, HI
A series of letters from the author, who relates his experience overcoming
homosexuality, to a young friend struggling to change.