Category: Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction

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“Oh, To Be Alive In Such An Age…”

Looking Back?  Looking Ahead?  Or Living Now? New Years Day: A day for looking back and remembering and a day for looking ahead, planning to do things different, better.  It is a chance to once again draw the proverbial line in the sand and believe that we can be more than ever before.  We become […]

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The Dwarfs Are For The Dwarfs

Defense Against Defensive Detachment To be detached from others is to believe such things as one is not good enough, one doesn’t belong, is not lovable, not cared for, doesn’t know how to connect with others, and the list goes on.  It is a sad state of being that many in our day find themselves […]

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The Poor Sin You Will Always Have With You

Body, Soul (Psyche) and Spirit In regards to the subject of homosexuality or unwanted same sex attraction (SSA) I am often asked the question, by clergy and parents, “What about the sin?”.   While the question comes from wonderful hearts of concern and only wanting the best for their congregants and children, it can easily […]

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So One Man Sharpens Another

I Couldn’t Have Said It Better

A friend of mine recently sent me a brief essay which I believe communicates so powerfully what happens when men meet each other’s needs in healthy ways. The author is Corey Beals, a man I have never personally met. I recently contacted him and received his permission to reprint this essay. Read the words of this man, as he one day found himself stepping into a bigger world yet!

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For Better or For Worse

When the Man You Married Struggles with Unwanted Homosexuality

For the man who struggles with unwanted homosexuality the important decision at hand is when to disclose this part of his story to his girlfriend, fiancé, or wife. The ideal time to discuss his issues with unwanted homosexuality would be before the wedding vows are spoken.

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Teenage Unwanted Same-sex Attraction (SSA)

A Parent’s Guide to the Birds, the Bees and Beyond

The phone rings and it is a parent (usually the mother) calling to set up a consult regarding her teenage son having unwanted same-sex attraction. “My son thinks he’s gay but doesn’t want to be, and we don’t know what to do to help him.” After a brief conversation, the mother agrees that she and her husband will make an appointment to meet with me.

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