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Ex-Gay No Way: Survival and Recovery from Religious Abuse
     

Ex-Gay No Way: Survival and Recovery from Religious Abuse

by Jallen Rix
 

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Bringing to light an extreme fundamentalist Christian view, this insider’s perspective offers hope to people grappling with the aftereffects of a cult-like movement often known as “Reparative Therapy.” The movement assumes that going from gay to straight is easily changeable and change-worthy, despite decades of psycho/sexual research to the contrary

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Bringing to light an extreme fundamentalist Christian view, this insider’s perspective offers hope to people grappling with the aftereffects of a cult-like movement often known as “Reparative Therapy.” The movement assumes that going from gay to straight is easily changeable and change-worthy, despite decades of psycho/sexual research to the contrary. Although it did not succeed in making the author—a Southern Baptist who attended an ex-gay ministry at a young age—straight, it did undermine his self-esteem and confuse him significantly, thus leading him to pursue an advanced degree in sexology in order to help others in similar positions. Offering a detailed comparison of the ex-gay world and the phenomenon known as Religious Abuse, this manual shares a personal journey through the hopeless mistreatment and manipulative system of ex-gay ministries and the recovery process involved in regaining strength, acceptance, and self-worth.

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"People involved with any sort of religious or spiritual group would do well to read this book so they can recognize the symptoms of religious leaders who become abusive and power-hungry."  —New Spirit Journal

"The ultimate ex-gay survivor guide and so much more. Its relevancy will help each individual move through the complexities of the perceived conflict between faith and sexuality. Ex-gay, No Way’ will not only show you the way, it will accelerate the process."  —exgayaustralia.blogspot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844093588
Publisher:
Findhorn Press
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Jallen Rix, EdD, is a speaker, author, and educator on sexology. He writes a column called "Sex Ed in Bed," is a regular columnist for gay.com, and has appeared on TV talk shows such as ABC's 20/20. He lives in San Francisco.

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