Homosexuality is one of the most controversial topics of our day, and we all need clear, biblical answers that are grounded in love and compassion. In a clear and compassionate style, author Mark Yarhouse, explains the research regarding what causes same-sex attraction and whether or not it can be overcome. He offers honest, accurate answers to parents and pastors and provides a much-needed understanding of homosexuality to help churches, communities and families speak the truth in love.
Mark Yarhouse gives honest and accurate answers to parents and pastors who have questions about homosexuality. Throughout the book, the author uses a new framework for understanding the issue, carefully separating the concept of "same sex attraction" from a "gay identity." In a clear and compassionate style, he explains the research regarding what causes same-sex attraction and whether or not it can be overcome. He also discusses what Christians can do when someone they know opens up to them about their homosexual attractions.
Mark A. Yarhouse is a professor of psychology and the director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity at Regent University. He is also part of a group practice in the Virginia Beach area, providing individual, couples, family, and group counseling. Dr. Yarhouse received his PsyD from Wheaton College and has worked collaboratively on a number of books. He and his family live in Virginia Beach, Virginia.