The former homosexual who enters into temptations also rejoices, for he has seen God deliver him and he knows that each time God provides that way out of the temptation, he becomes stronger in his faith. Retrieved November 13, Please help to clean it up to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. Read more Read less. Each time an ex-gay falls back into sexual sin, the skeptical critics hold this up as proof of their position that the ex-gay was living in a state of euphoria, that he was simply brain-washed and has finally come to his senses. Steps Out of Homosexuality 2.
It is far easier to believe that there is no way out than to contemplate the rigors of the change process.
More by Worthen, Frank: We call on other former ex-gay leaders to join the healing and reconciliation process by adding their names to this apology. Stay informed with up to the minute news from a Christian perspective. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. It is far easier to believe that there is no way out than to contemplate the rigors of the change process.
By becoming what they call "new creations," these men and women testify to religious transformation rather than changes in sexual desire or behavior. When one has already seen the hand of God at work in his life, it is easier to trust God and to rely on Him in times of trouble. Even Paulkhusband, father, and former drag queencould not escape the fact that although behavior and identity change, desire and attraction do not. Lesbiangaybisexualand transgender LGBT topics. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Although my sample was not necessarily representative of the entire ex-gay movement, my focus on a concentrated group of individuals revealed why people joined, what they did while they were there, and what became of them after they left.