Mark Yarhouse is arguably the most influential Christian voice in the field of sexual orientation and gender identity. He is an accomplished scholar who has attempted with general success to bridge the sometimes cavernous divide between secular professional and Christian worldviews as pertains to sexual minorities.
Same-Sex Parenting Research: A Critical Assessment is authored by Walter R. Schumm, Ph.D., professor in the Kansas State University School of Family Studies and Human Services. Dr. Schumm has conducted research on gender identity, sexual identity, sexual attraction, and same-sex relationships and parenting since 1999. He has published 39 scholarly articles on GLBT topics (cf. Appendix A in Schumm’s book for a list). In Same-Sex Parenting Research, Schumm masterfully accomplishes three goals. First, Schumm explains how quality, ethical research is done. Second, Schumm reviews what social science research to date does—and does not—tell us about same-sex parenting (SSP). Finally, he examines and critiques the use of social science research concerning SSP in society.
Recently Published Research Counters Claims of Widespread Harm and Ineffectiveness of Sexual Attraction Fluidity Exploration in Therapy (SAFE-T)
An online survey of 125 men in the USA who had been or still were engaged in sexual fluidity exploration in therapy (SAFE-T) with licensed mental health professionals has recently been published in the peer- reviewed journal Linacre Quarterly. The study by Santero, Whitehead, and Ballesteros (2018) had participants rate their experiences of change, harm, benefit, and type of intervention at three intervals: before, during, and (where applicable) after their therapy experience.