"3 percent of men and 2.7 percent of women in the sample were not heterosexual (gay, lesbian, or bisexual). The rest were straight. And the line between these two groups was not completely impermeable, but it was still clear... The researchers also found that mental health issues—such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, etc.—reinforced the existence of a dividing line between heterosexuality and non-heterosexuality, with straight men and women experiencing them at lower rates than their peers." [Read Article]
"Savin-Williams explains that teens who come out to their Christian parents are generally treated just as well, if not better, than kids who come out to other types of parents. In fact, he finds that it is often parents’ Christian theology that contributes to a caring—though often difficult and awkward—interaction and navigation through this news... [T]here is typically a promise of unconditional love and comfort for the child, even while the parents themselves wobble through coming to terms with this startling news." [Read Article]
"I don't think purity is mere innocence; I don't think babies or idiots possess it. I take it to be something that comes either with experience or Grace so that it can never be naive." - Flannery O'Connor
This presentation discusses methods of recognizing and overcoming sexual addictions. From a Catholic/Christian anthropological approach, those who work in ministry play an important role in helping those struggling with sexual addiction utilize spiritual tools that aid in the recovery process.