Ex-gay, No Way

Ex-gay, No Way

Survival and Recovery From Religious Abuse

Book - 2010
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Bringing to light an extreme fundamentalist Christian view, this insider's perspective offers hope to people grappling with the aftereffects of a cult-like movement often known as "Reparative Therapy." The movement assumes that going from gay to straight is easily changeable and change-worthy, despite decades of psycho/sexual research to the contrary. Although it did not succeed in making the author--a Southern Baptist who attended an ex-gay ministry at a young age--straight, it did undermine his self-esteem and confuse him significantly, thus leading him to pursue an advanced degree in sexology in order to help others in similar positions. Offering a detailed comparison of the ex-gay world and the phenomenon known as Religious Abuse, this manual shares a personal journey through the hopeless mistreatment and manipulative system of ex-gay ministries and the recovery process involved in regaining strength, acceptance, and self-worth.
Publisher: Forres, Scotland, U.K. : Findhorn Press, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781844091874
Branch Call Number: 306.6618 R528
Characteristics: 251 pages ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Ex gay, no way

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