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Accompanying Those With Same-Sex Attractions: A Guide for Catholics David Prosen (Paperback)
"Author David Prosen speaks generously and with wisdom out of his own experience of same-sex attractions: without love, all the rules and commandments in the world fall flat. It is not for us to fix or change the person with same-sex attractions; our place is simply to love them. Just like anyone else, people with same-sex attractions first need to hear that their heavenly Father cares for them. Prosen reminds us of the power of affirming love in our own experience. When someone takes the time to just be with us and tells us the truth in a compassionate way, we are more likely to receive it. Each of us, then, as spiritual mothers and fathers, may be a vehicle for Christ's affirming love shining in the loneliness of same-sex attractions." - Suzanne Baars, PhD, Catholic psychotherapist and founder of the Baars Institute
"David Prosen has written a powerful booklet that I wish every Catholic adult would read. With incredible authenticity and transparency, he takes the reader into the interior reality - so often marked by wounds and pain - of those who experience same-sex attraction. Yet he also points the way to hope and healing in Christ, and the ways the Body of Christ can be a source of healing. This book will change the way you see the world." - Dr. John Bergsma, PhD, Catholic Bible scholar, author, speaker
"With compassion and honesty, David Prosen reveals an empowering vision for sharing the liberating love of Jesus Christ with men and women trapped in the culture's false messaging and still longing for authentic love." - Lisa Mladinich, host of Shalom World TV's WOMAN: Strong Faith, True Beauty
About the Author David Prosen is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville with an MA in counseling. He has worked as a counselor in both secular and Catholic settings, treating many different conditions, including depression, anxiety, and more. David was featured in Blackstone's film The Third Way: Homosexuality and the Catholic Church and has had several articles published in Lay Witness, Crisis Magazine and LifeSiteNews. He has given numerous presentations across the country on same-sex attractions from a Catholic perspective.
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