Gay Children, Straight Parents is authored by sexual orientation therapist Richard Cohen, who lived a homosexual life and then came out straight! Over the past 27 years, Cohen has helped hundreds of parents, family members and friends who have loved ones dealing with SSA.
This important book describes 12 powerful principles to create more loving and intimate relationships within the family and community. You will meet parents who share their wonderful stories of restored relationships and family healing as they help their SSA sons and daughters fulfill their heterosexual potential.
Gay Children, Straight Parents is a gift for the entire family, as well as for anyone who wishes to understand how to love SSA men and women. Clergy and ministry leaders will find this an invaluable resource.
Praise for Gay Children, Straight Parents
"I enthusiastically recommend Gay Children, Straight Parents as a must-read for every parent facing the difficult discovery of their child's homosexuality. Richard's compassionate approach relieves the stigma and shame often associated with a loved-one's homosexual feelings."
—Janelle M. Halleman, Ph.D., Author, The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction
"This book helped us go from shock and disbelief to an understanding of what happened to our son who experiences same-sex attraction. It showed us how to develop an action plan to help heal the wounds in his heart...and gave us real hope."
—Bob & Sue
"Richard is movingly candid about the brokenness in his own family life, and he's not afraid to get down in the trenches and cry, mourn and laugh with everyone else who struggles. This book offers sound practical advice for healing family relationships."
—Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D., Author, Reparative Therapy of Male Homosexuality and Preventing Homosexuality: A Parent's Guide
"Words cannot express the gratitude that we feel in our hearts for the incredible enlightenment that we have received from Gay Children, Straight Parents. This book has changed the life of our family and helped our daughter heal from same-sex attraction."
—Michael & Linda