This Book is for:
- those who struggle with SSA
- those who have loved ones with SSA
- therapists and ministry leaders looking to help those with SSA
Part I: Understanding
My Story: Coming Out Straight
Chapter 2: Definitions and Causes of Same-Sex Attractions
Chapter 3: Steve
Part II: Healing
In this groundbreaking book, you will learn the meaning and potential causes of same-sex attraction, the four stages of healing unwanted SSA, and guidance for family members and friends. Laced throughout the book are powerful stories of transformation.
Process of Healing: Four Stages of Recovery
Chapter 5: Christian
Chapter 6: Therapeutic Tools and Techniques
Chapter 7: Mark
Chapter 8: Anger: Accessing Personal Power
Chapter 9: Joseph
Chapter 10: Touch: The Need for Bonding and Attachment
Chapter 11: Bonnie
Chapter 12: Mentoring: Restoring Love
Chapter 13: Slade
Part III: Compassion
Chapter 14: Guidance for Family and Friends
Chapter 15: A Final Thought
Praise for Coming Out Straight
"In this self-help book, ex-gay psychotherapist Cohen writes for gays and lesbians who want to transition to heterosexuality. His comprehensive, well-written, well-organized, and heavily referenced guide views homosexuality as a symptom of disrupted affiliation with the same-sex parent and incomplete feelings of maleness/femaleness, building on the theories of Joseph Nicolosi and Elizabeth Moberly. Cohen's approach is sympathetic and rational and leans mostly on psychosocial factors, but he also assumes nondenominational religious affiliation."
—The Library Journal, July 2001
"Richard Cohen shares his compelling personal story in which he journeys from homosexuality to a new life as husband and father. The transition has offered him valuable insights into the nature and healing of same-sex attractions."
—Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, Author, Reparative Therapy of Male Homosexuality, Past President, National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality
"I strongly recommend Coming Out Straight for both homosexuals and heterosexuals. It is compassionately written with clarity and precision for those wishing to gain a deeper insight into the dynamics of homosexuality and for those struggling to change."
—Rabbi Samuel Rosenburg, LCSW, Clinical Director, JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality)