Individuals who experience feelings of homosexual attraction and yet maintain commitment to the LDS Church, with its strong prohibition against homosexual behavior, face a difficult challenge. Mormon counselors and psychotherapists are frequently sought out by such clients. In addition, such individuals may turn to family members, ecclesiastical leaders and friends. Fortunately, the availability of information for helping others understand and assist such individuals is increasing. This article is based on a study designed with the intention of adding to such resources. It is hoped that this account, based on the perspective of those personally dealing with issues of homosexuality, will assist those who seek to understand and help other such individuals.
Byrd, A. Dean and Chamberlain, Mark D.
"Dealing with Issues of Homosexuality: A Qualitative Study of Six Mormons,"
Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy: Vol. 19
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/irp/vol19/iss1/5