Can homosexuality be prevented?
The simple answer is yes, it can be. And that is good news for millions of families. Genetic, psychological and social research confirms that a variety of causes set the stage for homosexual choices. But gender confusion can be reversed. Biological predisposition can be treated. Patterns of attraction and addiction can be understood and reformed. These things, in fact, should be addressed before homosexual behavior ever takes place.
Everyone asks, “So what is the cause of homosexuality?” Yet no one wants to point a finger at anyone or provide a simplistic reason for a condition that is incredibly complex. Like many other adult problems, homosexuality begins at home. Mom and Dad are key players. Research from the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality states, “One hundred percent of the research participants stated their father/father figure was distant, uninvolved in their upbringing, frightening and unapproachable. Eighty-seven percent spoke of a mother who was close, controlling and overbearing.”
As important as parent-child dynamics are, they aren’t the only concerns. The following factors can also contribute to the homosexual orientation.
- the individual person’s self-will
- media and culture
- spousal abuse in the home
- molestation and pedophilia
- parental adultery
- moral relativism
- seduction by peers
- chemical imbalances
- failure of leadership
There are no perfect families, but hopefully parents will identify potential problems and deal with them before they begin.
Excerpted from An Ounce of Prevention: Preventing the Homosexual Condition in Today’s Youth by Don Schmierer, published by Word Publishing. Copyright © 1998 Don Schmierer. Used by permission.
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