A Mormon Missionary’s Guide to Conversion Therapy Addiction Recovery

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A Mormon Missionary’s Guide to Conversion Therapy Addiction
Recovery, Is A Well-Researched Topic, It Is To Be Used As A Guide Or Framework For Your Research.

ABSTRACT

This collection of essays explores my experience as a gay Mormon missionary, studying the Mormon Church’s Addiction Recovery Program in an effort to alter my sexuality. The initial four essays take place during the two years that I lived in Southern California, as a Mormon missionary. They present the text of the LDS Family Services Addiction Recovery Program workbook, with my own thoughts, experiences, and stories driven into the margins. Through these four essays, I demonstrate the hope, anguish, and longing of a man who wants to live as a righteous Mormon man. The final essay explores the year after my mission, when I returned to Utah State University, and began the process of leaving the Mormon Church. This thesis explores the damage of conversion therapy, and stands as a testament against the practice of conversion therapy in any of its insidious forms. My aim is to hold institutions who encourage the practice of conversion therapy accountable, while simultaneously creating a space of validation and understanding for survivors of
conversion therapy.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page
ABSTRACT ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. iii
PUBLIC ABSTRACT ………………………………………………………………………………………….. iv
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS …………………………………………………………………………………….. v
BIBLIOGRAPHY ………………………………………………………………………………………………. vi
CHAPTER
I. INTRODUCTION …………………………………………………………………………………….. 1
II. STEP 1 ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 10
III. STEP 2 ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 25
IV. STEP 3 ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 44
V. STEP 4 …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 63
V. STEPPING FORWARD …………………………………………………………………………. 82

Additional information

Author

Shaun M. Anderson

No of Chapters

4

No of Pages

18

Reference

YES

Format

PDF

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