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Healing Humanity: Time, Touch and Talk
  • Why is there a 50% divorce rate? Why does research indicate that 33-75% of men and 26-70% of women are sexually unfaithful in marriage?

  • Why are men and women getting hooked on porn, spending $36 billion a year?

  • Why are more and more men being exposed for sexually abusing children, adolescents, and/or adults?


Porn,  affairs, and addictions are illegitimate attempts to meet legitimate needs for love.


Looking for love?


If you want to experience greater love in your life, Healing Humanity: Time, Touch, and Talk (TTT) will provide you with the keys to fulfill your heart’s desire. 


  • TIME: Life-changing skills for your personal healing, family healing, and community healing. 

  • TOUCH: Essential exercises for healthy touch to transform your life and the lives of your loved ones.

  • TALK: Communication skills to foster greater intimacy in your personal and professional relationships. 


Richard Cohen, M.A., is a psychotherapist, educator, and author who travels throughout the USA, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East teaching about marital relations, communication skills, parenting skills, and human sexuality. Over the past 40 years he has helped hundreds in therapy and thousands through healing seminars, as well as trained over 6,000 physicians, psychologists, counselors, and ministry leaders. He has authored five books and been interviewed by newspaper, radio and television media including appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 20/20, Howard Stern, Rachel Maddow and other news outlets. Cohen lives in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area with his wife of forty years and has three adult children.

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Being Gay: Nature, Nurture or Both?
  • Are people born gay? Is it an inborn trait, acquired condition, or both?

  • Scientists are still investigating why some people are gay while others are straight.

  • The controversy continues.


 Some chose to live a gay life while others seek to explore the possibility of resolving their unwanted homosexual desires.

  • Diversity, Tolerance, and Acceptance is what Cohen believes and practices: Equality for all views of sexuality.


In Being Gay, Richard Cohen discusses the science of sexuality and why some may develop homosexual feelings, while others do not. Cohen affirms the individual's right of self-determination--to embrace their homosexuality and live a gay life, or to explore a different path for change. It is a human right to pursue love by whomever one chooses.


  • Learn about potential causes of homosexual feelings: nature and nurture

  • Discover a four-stage plan to resolve past issues and fulfill unmet love needs

  • Find simple and effective tools to help you achieve your dreams

Being Gay is for those who struggle with uwanted same-sex attraction (SSA), those who have loved ones who experience SSA, and therapists & ministry leaders looking to help those who experience SSA. 


Richard Cohen, former homosexual and psychotherapist, married with 3 children, struggled for much of his life with unwanted SSA. He tried desperately to find professionals who understood his condition and could help him heal. Because “it was so difficult to explain myself to therapists who didn't have a clue,” Cohen eventually became a psychotherapist and developed both a ground-breaking understanding of same-sex attraction and a comprehensive treatment plan for resolving unwanted SSA. Being Gay not only details Cohen’s personal journey out of homosexuality, but also recounts his experiences helping men, women and adolescents resolve their unwanted desires and fulfill their heterosexual dreams.


Praise for Being Gay

"Being Gay changed my life. I cannot express in words what this has meant to me. Your understanding about my homosexual feelings has given me hope and a clear plan for my life." Levi Jacobson

"I struggled and suffered in silence for years. No one understood how to help me. You alone did. Words cannot express my eternal gratitude." Ahmet Abadi

"In his book Being Gay, Richard Cohen has forged a path for those brave enough to look behind the veil of their sexual desires. This book will become a resource for generations to come." Rebecca Sand, Ph.D.

Words for praise about Coming Out Straight (former version of this book):

"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


Being Gay (formerly titled Coming Out Straight) is available in Spanish, Italian, Croatian, Polish, German, and soon Portuguese.

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Gay Children, Straight Parents

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

Straight Talk About Homosexuality

Straight Talk About Homosexuality: The Other Side of Tolerance is a book for the general public that includes:


1 - Brief History of the Homosexual Movement: How they achieved so much, so fast, and the motivation behind their movement.


2 - Meaning Behind Same-Sex Attraction: What really drives homosexual feelings, desires, and behaviors—basic causes of same-sex attraction (SSA).


3 - Clues to Why We Believe Five Celebrities Experience SSA: 

Greg Louganis, Olympic gold medal diver; Melissa Etheridge, rock star; John Amaechi, former NBA player; Rosie O’Donnell, talk show host and actress; and Kevin Jennings, founder of GLSEN and former U.S. Department of Education Safe School Czar


4 - Words that Hurt, and Words that Heal: how to share with same-sex attracted men and women.


5 - How to Love Those With SSA The Right Way: practical suggestions on how to love your SSA family members and friends, so they can fulfill their innate heterosexual potential.


Straight Talk About Homosexuality is a practical guide to resolve the homosexual cultural divide … a must read for every parent, teacher, clergy, and all concerned citizens. Everyday people change from SSA to Straight! Find out how and become part of the solution.

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