Journeys Of Faith: Christian Social Workers Serving Gay And Lesbian Clients

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Denise Levy Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dept. of Social Work (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Christian social workers are often faced with the task of managing differences between personal values and professional ethics. This article will address one such instance, working with gay and lesbian clients. I will describe my own experience as a doctoral student in social work researching the process by which gay and lesbian Christians resolved conflict between sexual identity and religious beliefs. In their own words, I will highlight the experiences of the study participants that led some to deepen their Christian faith and others to abandon it. Finally, I will provide suggestions for Christian social workers in their practice with gay and lesbian clients and their families.

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Levy DL. Journeys of Faith: Christian Social Workers Serving Gay and Lesbian Clients. Social Work & Christianity. 2011;38(2):218-227. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2011
sexual orientation, faith journeys, Christian, social workers

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