In third grade, I knew I was attracted to the girls in my class. I thought, uh oh, this isn't normal—why is this happening? In the church I grew up in, no one talked about homosexuality, so I didn't tell anybody. I hid it.
Struggling With Same-Sex Attractions
Known Causes of Same-Sex Attraction
Rick Fitzgibbons, a West Conshohocken psychiatrist and principal contributor to the Catholic Medical Association's book, "Homosexuality and Hope", identifies the major causes of same-sex attraction disorder SSAD in men and women. Both Boards strongly reiterate the Catechism's teaching that people who self-identify as gays and lesbians must be treated with 'respect, compassion, and sensitivity' CCC The Boards also support the Church's right to speak to aspects of this issue in accordance with her own self-understanding. Articles in this section have been chosen to cast light on how the teachings of the Church intersect with the various social, moral, and legal developments in secular society. CERC will not publish articles which, in the opinion of the editor, expose gays and lesbians to hatred or intolerance. Surprisingly, it can be an outgrowth of weak eye-hand coordination which results in an inability to play sports well.
My Son Is Gay
With gay marriage making headlines around the world, parents are looking for helpful ways to identify with children, friends, and family members who identify as homosexual or same-sex attracted. When Rachel's year-old son Jordan initially came out to her last year, she was shocked. Instead of avoiding the conversation, however, Rachel and her husband chose to turn to Scripture, church counselors, conversation, and prayer. When Jordan called a family meeting one night, I honestly had no idea what he was going to say.
I have helped and am helping people cope with loss, divorce, anguish and parenting. Depression is also a major issue that comes up. Moderated by Paola Giordani , Psychoanalyst Licensed Psychoanalyst I have helped and am helping people cope with loss, divorce, anguish and parenting. Top Rated Answers. To be honest, there is no easy answer to this, I think your son must be struggling with this question as well, it must have kept the pair of you up nights and I'm sorry about that.