Thursday, July 31, 2014

Maybe He's Not Gay

Maybe He's Not Gay

Maybe He's Not Gay


NEW BOOK by Linda Harvey

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"I'm gay." As more and more young people announce this is their identity, it's time to take a closer look. It's a profound declaration, a new civil right (they are told) and it's "who you are." But there's a problem. Are we sure this is the truth?

Does this identity bring the promised liberation and the key to a whole new life? Does it lift the burden of secrecy - or begin a different kind of struggle?

Maybe He's Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality is a new book by Linda Harvey that addresses these critical questions. Specifically for America's youth, this book focuses on the bright future they can all have, regardless of the turmoil of adolescence, which for some may include same sex attractions or gender confusion. What do those feelings mean? Is there another possibility that transcends the seeming finality of a homosexual identity?

Teens, college students, parents, youth group leaders and many others will appreciate the common sense insights and faith perspective of Maybe He's Not Gay.

About the author
Linda Harvey is the president and founder of Mission America (www.missionamerica.com). She is an author, speaker and radio host who has reported on sexual identity politics for twenty years. Raised in a liberal home, Linda became a Christian and changed her mind and heart about some of the most volatile issues of our time. A former teacher who became an advertising executive, then head of a Christian pro-family group, Linda has been interviewed by media outlets from coast to coast. Since 2009, she has been the host of the Mission America radio show broadcast throughout Ohio. The author of numerous articles on homosexuality, youth culture and Christian faith issues, Linda has spoken to adult and youth audiences all over North America. She is also a wife and mother of two.

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Study Guide Now Available for Book, 'Maybe He's Not Gay'
 

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 30, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Linda Harvey, author of the book Maybe He's Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality, announced that a guide for small group study for the book has been published on the Mission America web site.

"Youth groups, college roundtables, and adult Sunday school classes can now explore the many facets of the issue of homosexuality through in-depth discussions centered around Maybe He's Not Gay," said Harvey, founder and president of Mission America. Harvey is a Christian radio talk show host, a speaker, columnist and author who writes frequently about the homosexual political agenda and its destructive impact on America, particularly on our youth.

The guide is available at no cost on the Mission America site.

This highly-acclaimed book is tailored especially for teens and young adults but has been praised by adults who appreciate its common sense, biblically-based approach to a difficult and controversial issue. Published in January 2014, the book presents the view that adolescents who claim a "gay" identity are not getting the whole picture and have been misled into believing the "LGBT" identity is risk-free and inborn like race. They have also been persuaded, contrary to research and many personal testimonies, that there's no hope of change.

By contrast, Harvey points out, the conservative Christian view remains the most realistic and hopeful one, that homosexuality is behavior and preference, not destiny, and many people have left it behind. Same sex attractions among the young are not a hopeless dilemma, but it's important for adolescents to understand the foundation of human design as male and female and God's hopeful plan for sexuality.

"The picture is truly compassionate and offers a positive life direction for America's youth," Harvey emphasized.

More information is available at the Mission America web site at www.missionamerica.com right on the home page.

 

 




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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Why Many Go Back –– Giving Some Answers Why Defectors Embrace Homosexuality : Thinking it through… or Just something to think about…

Why Many Go Back –– Giving Some Answers Why Defectors Embrace Homosexuality : Thinking it through… or Just something to think about…

Why Many Go Back –– Giving Some Answers Why Defectors Embrace Homosexuality

by Stephen Black (2010)

Why Many Go Back - Gay ChurchApostle Peter warned us that scoffers and mockers would come on the scene with louder and louder voices in the last days. Ruled by their own fleshly desires, appetites and se­duced by demonic powers, Peter warned that the scoffers and mockers would raise a ruckus against those who desire to live godly, leaving behind their true devotion to God's word for lifestyles of sin and pleasure. "Where is the promise of Jesus' deliverance and free­dom?" they will mock. "HE made us this way!" "Where is the promise of His coming?" they will say, "It has always been this way! You can't change!" (2 Peter 3:3-4, 1 Tim. 4:1­2, 2 Tim. 3:1-7, 2 Tim. 4:1­4, Matt. 5:11-12, Mark 13:9-13, Matt. 24:9-13).

I am very burdened for those who go back to ho­mosexuality. I long for ev­eryone to love God, know His truth and ex­perience His amazing grace that changed my life 28 years ago. My greater burden is for His Church to be holy and ready to answer the questions raised by scoffers and those who proclaim "gay Christianity". Why DO some who start with a repentant life to leave homosexuality behind, and then re­turn to their former lifestyles? Is it not mak­ing for themselves a god in their own im­age as "gay" Christians? We need to know some answers.


Different Goals
Those of us who leave homosexuality and stay repentant share a vision and a goal that differs from those who embrace a "Christian" gay identity. Our Fundamental belief – the foundation that drives lasting change – is not the same as those who re­lapse. The consistent "ex-gay" – former-homo­sexual and repentant believer – embraces a process. This new way of living enables overcoming through a mature understanding of sanctification. This process requires a life­long conformity to live like Christ. Our heart must long for a spiritual intimacy in a love relationship with God based upon belief in God's word. We are, in ef­fect, in love with Jesus Christ as our God. We have faith in the Word of God, even as we "struggle," commit­ted unto death to embrace a lifetime process of confor­mity that comes from a love relationship with God and a true Biblical world-view. As we understand and embrace grace (the power of God) in weakness and temptation, we know that homosexuality is not compatible with our faith in God. The result? A victor-mentality which fuels the abil­ity to live in repentance (2 Cor. 12:7-10).

The mockers – the "beyond ex-gay" or "gay-Christians" – initially commu­nicate a desire to change. Exasperated, they cry out, "CHANGE ME! Oh God, I want to be CHANGED!" They look at their desires and truly wish to be "fixed." They demand that a local ministry or God Himself change their at­ tractions. Not keeping their eyes totally fixed on Jesus Christ, they become fixated on the problem, their attractions. "Jesus Christ alone is not enough," they pro­claim. "We need more. We want to be de­livered from the 'sufferings' of being tempted with homosexuality." Delivered from suffering? Christ never prom­ised we would not suffer in the flesh. In fact, He promised us we would suffer and need to deny ourselves. Unfortunately, this resonates as victimization. In the face of suffering, some rebel against the Biblical world-view and cel­ebrate and embrace a gay identity. Many who are mockers become completely intol­erant of those who desire, by faith in God's word, to leave homosexuality. Ironically, the very people who scream for tolerance are extremely intolerant of those who turn away from homosexual behavior and live by faith. Let's look at the Biblical foundations for freedom, which enable us to separate ourselves from the world's values and our own appetites.

Foundations for Freedom ~
How do we receive anything from God? How are we saved, delivered or freed? It is by grace through FAITH! The secu­lar human mind struggles to grasp the truth of faith, which is "the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Still, it is impossible to please God without living by faith, which comes by hearing, listening and believing the Word of God. We must obey His Word and hear God in prayer. We can't "see" faith! The "ex-gay" former-homosex­ual lives by this consistent faith. The "beyond ex-gay" lives by his or her appetites and attractions. It's a startling differ­ence. Jesus, reflecting on His second coming, asks, "Will I find faith on Earth?" (Luke 18:8). Living by faith transforms our lives. "Beyond ex-gay" or "gay-Christians" do not believe a faith with suffering.

~Living by Faith
"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it" (Matthew 7:13-14). Jesus clearly knew the statistics of those who live by faith. In the parable of the sower of the seed in Mark 4, Jesus tells us that 75% of those who hear the word of God will not experience lasting transformation by the planting of the Truth in their hearts. They will not conform to His image of self-denial. When gay activists mock ministries like First Stone for a less than 60% success rate, and claim programs like Exodus have a 30%1 success rate, I am reminded of Jesus' statistics of the parable of the sower of the seed. Only 25% choose the narrow way. Gay "theology" ignores this foundational teaching. When Jesus explained Mark 4:1-20, He was telling us that it was important to understand this parable in order to understand all the other parables. According to this parable, only 25% really learned and desired to overcome and bear good fruit. In light of that truth as expressed by Christ, I am very grateful that many more than 50% of the people at First Stone Ministries actually embrace discipleship and find lasting freedom, yet I continue to have sorrow in my heart for those who teach another gospel (Rom. 9:2, Gal. 1:6-9).

~The Word of God
The foundation for freedom can never go any further than the bedrock of where our faith begins. The "gay-Christian" movement and those who discredit ministries like First Stone can only do so by discrediting Biblical truth and skewing Scripture. What does the Bible say is the greatest enemy of the Christian life? It's unbelief. Hebrews 3:7-19 tells us that "unbelief" means we do not believe what God has clearly written within the pages of the Bible. Unable to believe the Scriptures from the heart, scoffers must explain away the verses that condemn homosexual behavior. This unbelief is based upon the oldest lie in the Bible, a questioning of God and His character. Just like Satan in the Garden of Eden, scoffers with their doubts ask, "has God really said?" (Gen­esis 3:1). According to James 1:21-22 and 1 Peter 1:22-25, we must receive the truth of God's Word implanted into our hearts for our salvation.

~The Beginning of Wisdom
Wisdom from God is certainly the foundation of freedom to live a godly life. What is the beginning of walking in God's wisdom? Where do we find the answer to the starting place of having wisdom from God? Rest assured that when the Scriptures repeat something only a couple of times it is because it is very important. How important is a subject if repeated over and over, dozens of times? I would say extremely important!

The beginning of wisdom is found in the understanding that God is holy and should be revered in intimate relationship, and feared with trembling if living in rebellion. Truly God is awesome and we should live in awe of Him. (Psalms 19:9; 25:14; 111:10; Proverbs 1:7; 8:13; 9:10; 14:26-27; 15:33; 16:6; 19:23; 22:4). The beginning of wisdom is the fear of God.

Unfortunately today's Church sends conflicting messages. One message offers a Jesus who will make you happy and blessed, a better you. The other message tells us we should be grateful that a holy God frees us from destruction. A God who loved us enough to die for our sins even though we deserve hell. In a "gay-Christian" environment, hell is not preached accurately (Rev. 21:7-8). The beginning of wisdom is to teach how Christ died to deliver us from hell, but not necessarily suffering in our flesh in this life. The teaching of hell is mocked and certainly not appreciated in many circles of ministry in the Church, yet Christ mentioned hell more than heaven in His own teachings. These truths are not taught or believed by gay-affirming "Christian" unbelievers. Sincere love of God compels us to deliver souls from eternal destruction (James 5:20).

~A.B.S.
The core strength for a human being is strong abs. Our spiritual body must also have core strength – A.B.S. – as a foundation for freedom.

A – Accountability. Accountability is a core strength essential to lasting and consistent freedom. Accountability is found by living in community with other believers and enjoying life together, confessing our sins to each other and receiving healing prayer. If we confess and forsake our sin we find great mercy. Godly accountability is more than a confession session; it is living in community where accountability becomes natural in a safe environment of holy relating. Healthy accountability becomes a haven of safety, and not of condemnation. (James 5:16 and Proverbs 28:13).

B – Boundaries. We all need boundaries set in place to separate us from temptation. We must appropriately distance ourselves from people, places, things and activities that draw us into sin. If we view boundaries as "restrictions" rather than "protections" we enter into defeat; we allow "bad thinking." If we truly want freedom, we must view boundaries as protection and embrace them. We all need boundaries on our computers and from all bad influences in order to walk in integrity, truly a foundation for freedom.

S – Spiritually-Devoted Life. We must practice spiritual warfare as a core principle for freedom. A spiritually-devoted life must be practiced in the full range of Christian disciplines to renew the mind, will and emotions. If we are spiritually-devoted, we will read God's word daily, meditate on His truths daily, pray and fast, journal, maintain consistent fellowship, and daily worship the Creator of the Universe – Jesus Christ. We are then ready to tell others of our faith as witnesses of Christ's great love to save. As believers, we also need to practice the sacramental institutions of communion and baptism. Those who do not succeed, but instead fall back and embrace a gay identity, do not have ABS. If you live openly, honestly and transparently, you will find freedom. If you cover up and live in darkness, unbelief and lies will find a lodging place in your soul. Secrecy empowers sin and corrupts.

~Mentorship
Those who overcome homosexuality and find lasting freedom repair right relating with the same sex. Men and women who repair broken relationships with parents to the best of their ability, receive a blessing on their lives (Mal. 4:6, Ex. 20:12). Men and women who develop healthy relationships within the Church -men with men and women with women -embrace the restoration of Biblical gender identity and find freedom. This can be a difficult process, but is necessary for freedom.

~Complete Inner Healing "The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD" (Luke 4:18-19). Unfortunately many merely start the process of allowing the Lord to heal their histories of brokenness. Our western mind-set of drive-by-Christianity gives us the expectation that change will happen quickly. However, for many people, inner-healing and transformation of the soul, the mind, the memories, the will and the emotions, can take years. Those who are open to the power of the Holy Spirit in His timing find this healing. This process brings us to the cross of Jesus Christ.

~The CROSS
"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the POWER OF GOD" (1 Cor. 1:18). The crucifixion is a place of death. In His wisdom and sov­ereignty, the God of the Universe chose the space in time of Roman crucifixion to send His son to die a terrible death in our place and redeem mankind. God's wisdom, to choose a horrible death through great suffering, transcends human un­derstanding. But He understands suffering, and the power of God rests upon those who trust in God in their own suffering. Those who understand this foundational teaching will walk in freedom through the knowledge that God did not promise to deliver us from suffering, but to grace us, to empower us to rise above the suffering of our temptations and broken histo­ries. We must come to the cross daily, bring our pain and our temptations, and by faith release our grief, our shame and sin into the Body of Jesus at the cross. There we must release our hopes, dreams, desires, and attractions. Suffering is God's unexpected pathway to great joy if endured to the end. The cross is LIFE to those who believe and put their faith in what Jesus Christ accomplished there, enduring to the end as we deny ourselves and live for His glory.

~Prayer Life
I believe it was Leonard Ravenhill who said, "let me spend an hour with a man in prayer and I will tell you about his true spiritual condition." I don't advocate judging people based upon an hour of prayer, but a man's prayer life will determine his level of spiritual maturity. Men and women who walk in consistent freedom are intent on knowing God in prayer. Experiencing God in prayer is a consistent and dili­gent discipline. Jesus asked his disciples, "Could you not tarry with me just one hour?" I believe the Lord is asking that same question today.One of several reasons people don't succeed in exiting sexual brokenness: they do not have a diligent prayer life to support the need to practice victorious spiritual warfare. Worship in prayer with a very grateful heart, for gratefulness is the will of God for the believer in Christ (1 Thess. 5:18). Many use prayer to complain or present a laundry-list of needs. These things can be a start in prayer, but the prayer life must ma­ture far beyond that. Our fight is not against flesh and blood.

"For we are not fighting (IT IS A FIGHT) against people made of flesh and blood, but against persons without bodies – the evil rulers of the unseen world, those mighty satanic beings and great evil princes of darkness who rule this world; and against huge numbers of wicked spirits in the spirit world" (Eph. 6:12). People become weary in the battle because of prayerless­ness and the spiritual battle we are in.

~Unforgiveness and Shame
Never be unaware of the deliberate schemes of Satan. He always comes with offense. When we are angry, we provide the opportunity for Satan to set up an offense and cause us to be critical and defiled (Eph. 4:26-27). He causes the heart to be divided with bitterness so the very strongholds of sexual sin will storm back like a flood. Satan then brings his condemnation and paralyzes the solider with shame to retreat into darkness (Matt. 6:12, Matt. 18, 2 Cor. 2:10-11, Rev. 12:10-11, Romans 8:1).

IN CONCLUSION
The foundation for freedom and healing for all of us is to long for heaven and hear the Father say, "Well done thy good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of heaven." Those who overcome will be clothed in white raiment, given author­ity to rule with God and live eternally. The "beyond ex-gay" say "It doesn't work" because they have not thoroughly given an entire life process in commitment to the Lord to deny self and live to God only. The truth is clear from the Bible. Life is but a vapor, and we must live by this faith in God, believing and trusting in Him: "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold of eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession" (1 Timothy 6:12, Colossians 1:23).

"For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gos­pel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: 'I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the pru­dent.' Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolish­ness of the message preached to save those who believe" (1 Cor. 1:17-21).

God gives his power, His grace, to the humble (James 4:4-10, 1 Peter 5:5-10), yet many demand God do a work of free­dom from suffering and temptation which He is not obligated to give.

GOD IS LOVE
God is love and His ways are so much higher than ours. His plan for us is to love in such a way that we would be like the Apostle Paul in Romans 9:1-3, with great sorrow to be per­fected in love, and a deeper willingness to be accursed from Christ so others would have eternal life. This is godly and mature Christian living. The Church surrendered continues to grow in this extravagant love. Unfortunately, this kind of love is not demonstrated in much power in the Church at large yet. That's why so many are without hope. May the Lord grant us His power to represent this manifestation of His love, give hope to those who are falling away, and see many restored who have gone back.



1URVASHI VAID on Good Morning America, August 5, 1998:"…what we have a problem with these advertising campaign is that it's sending out the wrong message. Homosexuality is not an illness. And I think as — the other problem we have is that as people pursue a healthy relationship with their own sexual lives and their own sexual selves, that they need to be aware of snake oil salesmen. I mean, the cure rate for this so-called therapy is about 30 percent, you know."

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Statement by Morality in Media’s Dawn Hawkins on "Fifty Shades of Grey" Trailer | Porn Harms by Morality in Media

Statement by Morality in Media's Dawn Hawkins on "Fifty Shades of Grey" Trailer | Porn Harms by Morality in Media

Statement by Morality in Media's Dawn Hawkins on "Fifty Shades of Grey" Trailer

Franchise Promotes Violent Relationships

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The newly released trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey deceives the public with a visually appealing melodramatic love story that romanticizes and normalizes sexual violence.

The main character is a childlike, mousey, young woman, lacking confidence and capability, who becomes the target of a powerful, intimidating, older man who puts her under contract to serve as a sexual "submissive."

The implications of such a relationship—abuse of power, female inequality, coercion, and sexual violence—glamorizes and legitimatizes violence against women.

The popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey among women sends a message to men that this is what women really want. Even more dangerous, it also sends the message to women that they can "fix" violent, controlling men by being obedient and loving.

A warning to the women lining up to see this film: There is nothing empowering about whips and chains or humiliation and torture.  Women as a group will not gain power by collaborating with violent men. Women would be serving only as an agent to further their own sexual degradation, handing themselves on a silver platter to exactly the sort of men who want to use and abuse them, and take away their power.

In a voiceover in the trailer, Christian Grey warns Ana, "I am incapable of leaving you alone." "Then don't," she purrs in reply. Again, he warns her, "You should steer clear of me." Is this really the kind of relationship we want our daughters, relatives and friends willingly entering into? With a stalker and a batterer? Do we really want our sons to become Christian Greys, practicing a violent masculinity that degrades men as well?

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Monday, July 28, 2014

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Dignity of Choice | ANDREW COMISKEY

Dignity of Choice | ANDREW COMISKEY

Dignity of Choice

'Fatalism is resigning ourselves to the inevitable; faith is entrusting ourselves to the One who is worthy of our trust.' Richard John Neuhaus

A prevailing assumption today: homosexuality is a genetic, inborn condition that requires us to defend 'gay' persons and 'gay marriage' because persons with such inclinations just cannot help it. Parents who confirm 'gay-identified' children seem especially intent on perpetuating such a fatalistic view of homosexuality; they lead the way in reducing their offspring (and others) to faulty notions of morality and identity.

In a front page article of the NY Times last week, Methodist Pastor Frank Schaefer offered this counsel to his 'gay-identified' son: 'It's so obvious that you did not choose this for yourself. This is who you are and this is how God created you to be.' On those assumptions about his son's inclinations (and the nature of God), the pastor determined to officiate at his son's 'gay wedding' and lead the charge in promoting 'gay marriage' in his denomination.

Wow. Popular, superficial, utterly deceptive thinking with devastating consequences for everyone.

Think about it. Isn't it obvious that our bodies are designed for fruitful communion with the opposite gender? If that is so, then any feelings to the contrary must be understood as some kind of frustration to the normal progression unto wholeness.

In other words, biology determines the direction of our sexual development but still requires a process of becoming reconciled to our gender selves, a process marked by fits and starts and subject to a variety of variables that impede that process. For some, fixating on the same gender represents a kind of 'stuckness' en route to the goal of human sexual relating—the freedom to commit one's body and soul to another for the purpose of creating new life.

For many persons with SSA, such impediments are deep, unconscious and include temperament, which becomes the grid through which (s)he responds to formative relationships and social cues. Even the APA acknowledges this interplay between personality and social learning in sexual formation. What we all agree on: NO EVIDENCE EXISTS FOR A 'BORN THIS WAY' BASIS FOR HOMOSEXUALITY.

While we who struggle with SSA do not choose our inclinations, we also must accept the fact that from the start we choose how we respond to the sins of omission and commission that shape our lives. Painful, confusing, and shameful experiences influence our view of self and other: in the wondrous, woeful mix, we make decisions about the kind of person we want to be and how we are going to steward our bodily desires to love and beloved.

Our Designer and our Redeemer gives us the dignity of choice. We with SSA can courageously choose to entrust ourselves wholly to Himself and His way, including resuming the journey to sexual wholeness.

We begin by forsaking fatalism, and the passivity and self-pity it engenders.

1. Then, we line up with the truth of our destiny: 'I am created to be a good gift. I refuse to construct a social identity around my SSA.' All persons have the right to choose whether or not they will create a 'self' based on unwanted attractions.

2. We can choose to participate in any number of healing opportunities that identify obstacles to growth and support us in making good decisions that line up with our goals. Maximize healthy church involvement and a host of therapeutic and group options. (NARTH, RHN, TOB, MPC, Courage, DSM/LW)

3.'Feeling and dealing:' Let your SSA become a window to the good hard work you can do to understand what these desires mean–to connect the dots between emotional needs and feelings, and to transform the threat of falling back into the grace needed to press forward onto truer ground.

Change is hard. That's why we settle on fatalism. 'Born this way' gives us a 'pass' but fails to meet the deepest desires of our heart. We were born to become who we are, men and women whose very bodies testify of the truth and beauty for which we ache and can aspire.

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Journey Into Manhood is a 48-hour immersion in cathartic self-discovery and emotional-healing work for men who are self-motivated and serious about resolving JiM photo, uplift unwanted homosexual attractions.  It is designed specifically for men who believe that their homosexual attractions are not "inborn" but stem largely from unhealed emotional wounds and unmet needs.

 

Journey Into Manhood is an experiential-learning weekend. We create opportunities for you to experience healing, not just learn about it.  

  

The exercises are designed to help you identify and process the underlying issues that may be alienating you from your authentic heterosexual masculinity - and, ideally, to help you experience a deep emotional breakthrough. 

 

Each weekend is peer-led by about 20 staff volunteers, including men who have resolved homosexuality themselves. 

 

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After the weekend, you'll be invited to participate in three weekly follow-up coaching group calls to help you further process and integrate your experience in the following weeks.

 

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"Since Journey Into Manhood, I have noticed a significant reduction in my same-sex desires as well as my porn addiction. I am living a more authentic life, sharing my failures with other men who understand. My relationship with my wife is better than it has ever been. I am experiencing true freedom."

 

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Journey Into Manhood has had a powerful, life-changing effect on some 2,000 men since the program began in 2002.
 
Nevertheless, it is ultimately up to you to determine how dramatically "JiM" will affect your life over time.
 
Journey Into Manhood equips you with new understandings, the opportunity for emotional breakthroughs, new friends, and meaningful support. But you must follow through to truly make it a turning point in your life.
 
In follow-up surveys of men who participated in the JiM weekend between 6 months and 6 years earlier, about 75% report a decrease in homosexual feelings and behaviors. Also:
  • About 90%
    of men who responded to the survey are less distressed over their same-sex attractions now.
  • More than half report an
    increase in heterosexual attractions.
  • Two-thirds
    of married men say their marriages have improved since "JiM."
  • In addition, a large majority report feeling more masculine, more confident, and more powerful.
    They have more and better male friendships.
    They feel better about themselves
    and have more peace in their lives.
  • About 95%
    say they would recommend the Journey Into Manhood weekend to others. 
Contact Us:
rich@peoplecanchange.com or 1-434-985-8551, or
lynn@peoplecanchange.com or 1-434-227-2699




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