Monday, August 26, 2019

Homosexuality and Mental Health

“So, should I have ‘conversion therapy’ then?” asked an in-session client who openly professed to be a practicing  gay.

In the course of his process of deeper self awareness, he had reached a point of entertaining that question or possibility in his life.


According to editions of DSM (official psychiatric/psychological manual for mental disorders), gay, lesbian, and bisexual sexual orientations have been variedly described as “paraphilia,” ”sexual mental disorder,” “sexual orientation disturbance,” “ego-dystonic homosexuality,” among others.

According to the Bible, it says, among various passages:

 “ ... do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9,10) (Also: Romans 1:18-32; 1 Tim 1:8-10)

Lately, in the Philippines, reports in the news showed a rising movement for LGBT. A proposed law SOGIE bill was even given to the Senate and Congress in defense of social equality for homosexuals.

It’s a search for what’s right and wrong. A search for identity and happiness on the part of the LGBT group. But, what is it really?

A local female overseas foreign worker who recently broke up with her European girlfriend have had several broken same-sex relationships in the past.

“I’d get some pleasure in these relationships doc, but I realized they’d never made me happy,” she reminisced and self-reflected.

Whether psychiatric, psychological, or spiritual, homosexuality is not inescapable. There is a solution.

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