Understanding Male Homosexual Problems: An Introduction for Latter-day Saints
by Jason Park
Help for Those who Struggle with Unwanted Homosexual Problems
This booklet presents an understanding of male homosexuality in the context of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It dispels the myth that homosexuality is inborn and unchangeable. The author knows this first-hand because he has experienced such changes in his own life.
The booklet focuses on understanding and resolving the inner conflicts that underlie the homosexual struggle. The homosexual impulse will not disappear until the legitimate emotional needs are met. Meeting these legitimate emotional needs is the key to the healing process.
The solution to homosexual attractions is not to simply suppress the feelings and control the behavior through willpower. The goal is to resolve the inner conflicts that created the homosexual attractions. Although homosexual behavior can be stopped in the short term by exercising willpower, the unmet emotional and social needs won't go away until they are fulfilled in nonsexual ways. As men resolve the underlying causes, the unwanted impulses will diminish or disappear.
This booklet summarizes the information from the books Resolving Homosexual Problems: A Guide for LDS Men and Helping LDS Men Resolve their Homosexual Problems: A Guide for Family, Friends, and Church Leaders.
Languages: English, Spanish
Format: booklet, 48 pgs
"Jason Park knows about the homosexual struggle. He made the journey out. His story is a compelling one. For LDS men who struggle with unwanted homosexual attractions, and for the family, friends, and professionals who want to help them, these books provide an important message: change is possible."
—A. Dean Byrd, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Professor of Psychology
"These are great books written by a skilled LDS author. One is an important guide for the struggler and the other an instructional text for Church leaders, families, and friends who are seeking to understand this difficult issue. The books support therapeutic information with Latter-day Saint scriptures and instructions from General Authorities. The combination is a powerful testimony for those seeking to transition out of homosexual problems."
—David Pruden, Executive Director, Evergreen International
"Thorough in their content and documentation, they are the best products I have seen and certainly the best for an LDS audience."
—J. R. Johansen, Bishop
"A very thorough treatment of a complex subject by a man who has walked this difficult journey. These books will bless the lives of many."
—Dan Gray, LCSW