Encouraging Heterosexuality: Helping Children Develop a Traditional Sexual Orientation (Paperback)(edit)
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This book offers a unique approach which unapologetically demonstrates how faith, tradition and science are complementary in the search for truth about what is best for children.
Their message is simple and clear: Parents can prefer and encourage heterosexuality in their children and can do so without disrespect or criticism for those who believe or differently.
Parents will find practical advice as well as cutting edge research to reinforce traditional sexual views.
- Published: August 2009
- Pages: 130
About the Authors
Timely & Accurate
by Customer - reviewed on October 18, 2009
This book is important to have for parents in a society that is muddling the meaning of gender. Authors assist parents in helping them understand what gender is and how to protect it. This guidance answers the call that Pres. Packer gave in the April 2009 Priesthood session: "Your gender was determined in the pre-mortal existence. You were born a male. You must treasure and protect the masculine part of your nature. You must have respectful, protective regard for all women and girls." This book WILL help parents and leaders protect their children's gender.
A Clear Path at Last
by Customer - reviewed on January 11, 2010
Finally, someone willing to come out of the closet on the issue of homosexuality and it’s implications for childrearing who are not afraid to present their Christian point of view. The authors speak with the power of knowledge and guidance from the spirit. They yield no ground to the onslaught of criticism that is bound to come their way. It’s almost humorous that they have to go to such great lengths to convince others that homosexuality is not natural when all one needs to do is look at men and women. Is there not a goodness of fit? Can two men bear a child? Abbott & Byrd take a highly sensitive issue that society has clouded and confused and define a clear path for the parents of children young and old. Their suggestions are clear, sensible, and practical. I highly recommend this book to anyone concerned about their children in today’s society. Dan - 1/11/10
A helpful book written with kindness and compassion
by Patrica - reviewed on December 15, 2009
Thank you for writing a book that approached a delicate subject with love and compassion. As a high school teacher I found it insightful and helpful in building my understanding of a topic I encounter daily. Great praise to the authors, Douglas Abbott and Dean Byrd.
Ridiculous and Shameful
by Gwen - reviewed on November 19, 2009
These authors don't even understand the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation. It is ridiculous and shameful that they pretend to have any applicable knowledge on either subject. Homosexuals do not choose their orientation, but these authors choose their own ignorance and perpetuate hate and discrimination.
Insightful and good information
by Benjamin - reviewed on November 23, 2009
The authors are experts in their respective feilds and the information they provide is timely. I find their advice and tools are sound and can help a great deal when dealing with gender identity and fostering heterosexuality.
Excellent book for all parents
by Chris - reviewed on December 04, 2009
Encouraging Heterosexuality in Children is an outstanding book, and I would highly recommend it for all parents with children. The world today sends many confusing messages to our children, and messages about sexuality are too often distorted, false and harmful. This book helps parents counteract these messages and proactively work towards developing an appropriate sexual orientation within their children. Parents should not just rely on their instincts but should empower themselves with the information and principles taught in this book. This book has helped us teach our children to be well-grounded, have positive self-images and to have healthy relationships. It is a very timely book!
Non-confrontational and supportive
by Customer - reviewed on December 10, 2009
As a professional, bishop and parent I appreciated the way the authors approached the topic. They taught important principles with clarity and directness without being condescending or antagonistic to those who struggle with same gender attraction. It is clear that the authors intent is to help parents have the tools they need to create an environment that fosters healthy gender identify and clear eternal understanding of romantic relationships. I think the activities they have proposed are insightful and informed by both research and scripture. A great blend of academic understanding and religious foundation.
Important Contribution for Raising Children in an Oversexualized Culture
by Joseph - reviewed on December 29, 2009
Abbott & Byrd provide a well thought out set of directions and guidelines for promoting heterosexuality in youth. They are unabashed and firm in their recommendations and draw conclusions from many respected sources. In the battle for your children's hearts and minds, this is an important read that will arm parents with confidence and success. The premise of the book offers sound insight into the basic foundations of heterosexuality and may be the key that prevents a life of heartache for parents and family. Abbott & Byrd also offer sage caution for parents who may "wonder" about their child's gender identity or sexual preference.
by Customer - reviewed on November 04, 2011
Would have preferred to read a book titled, "Encouraging Empathy" ... I will definitely not read this with my children. If they want to be homosexual, they can. If they want to be heterosexual, they can. That is up to them and I will love and support them no matter what.
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