A Counselling Problem in the Church. Also hosted online at escholarship. We are sons and daughters of god and all of us have different challenges in the flesh. States of Desire Revisited: Michael Ferguson wanted desperately to rid himself of the sexual feelings he had toward men. February 1, Details of the Consultation on same sex marriage and civil partnerships.
It therefore welcomes the serious, prayerful and sometimes costly consideration given to this issue by The Methodist Church.
Utah State University: Between 51 percent and 69 percent of mixed-orientation Mormon marriages end in divorce, well above the roughly 25 percent of LDS couples who split up. Retrieved August 11, Notwithstanding minimal concern over possible exceptions for advancing compelling government interests, the church autonomy doctrine will be strongly protective of pastors being forced to perform same-sex marriages.
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