This week on License to Parent with Trace Embry… Same-sex attractions may be becoming more acceptable in our culture as a healthy alternative form of sexual expression, but how does that line up with science and nature, and more importantly with Scripture. Furthermore, what difference does that make when we, as straight parents, are confronted with a child who is wrestling with same-sex attractions? We’ll talk about how a straight parent deals with a gay child.
Trace Embry and Rich Roszel talk with psychotherapist, educator and author, Richard Cohen. Mr. Cohen is also the executive director of PATH, which stands for Positive Approaches to Healthy Sexuality. He has written several books dealing with various issues pertaining to human sexuality including the book we’ll be discussing today, Gay Children, Straight Parents.
Today’s topics include:
- Richard’s personal journey from living as a homosexual to coming out of that lifestyle, getting married and becoming a parent.
- What to do when the traditional church and traditional counselors don’t know what to do to help with unwanted attractions.
- Learning to understand the real question to ask, and by extension, the real prayer to pray.
- Is it more difficult to come out of a homosexual lifestyle in a culture where it is now embraced?
- How much of the LGBT movement has found success due to political pressure as opposed to scientific accuracy?
- How can parents guide children who may have some confusion in this area and may not even know if he or she needs help?
- Considering a counter-intuitive approach to getting involved with your non-traditional child.
You can connect with Richard Cohen and find his books including, Gay Children, Straight Parents, at the website PathInfo.org.
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