"When I feel good about my body, my sexual attraction for that guy is not there." "Feeling my own sense of masculinity feels a lot better than sex with guys." "When I'm connected to myself and other guys, all my issues go away."
(Statements from actual clients)
David H. Pickup, M.A.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Doctoral Candidate in Psychology:
California Southern University
American Psychological Association
California Association of Marriage
and Family Therapists
Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity
David Pickup, LMFT - Reintegrative Therapist
David Pickup on Family Talk
with Dr. James Dobson
"Christian Counseling/Same Sex Issues"
"Tales of a Former Homosexual"
Homosexual feelings are not the problem.
Gay porn is not the problem.
Addictions are not the problem.
Trauma is the problem...the gateway.
Child abuse is the gateway.
Molestation is the gateway.
Neglect is the gateway.
Sexual issues are almost always the symptom, (not the cause) of bigger issues. And this stems from a childhood filled with trauma, (yes even in sincere religious families), emotionally absent parents, a negative family system, and abusive or disconnected peer group experiences.
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