Setting Love in Order

Mario Bergner

In print for almost twenty years, Setting Love in Order is both an inductive and deductive treatment of how unwanted same-sex attractions may be overcome through faith in Jesus Christ and prayer informed by insights from depth psychology. Two threads run throughout the book. The first is the inductive telling of Fr. Mario’s story, as well as a few others, about their process as Christians facing a variety of life-controlling afflictions. 

The second is the deductive explanation of the theology, psychology and practices that can lead any person into freedom from debilitating struggles to freedom for mature spiritual and emotional health.


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Fr. Mario’s contributions to the contemporary conversation
about gender in the Church and society.

OTHER RESOURCES (click on titles to purchase)

Straight, William Aaron

Homosexuality a Symbolic Confusion, Ruth Tiffany Barnhouse

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely ConvertRosaria Butterfield

Pursuing Sexual Wholeness, Andrew Comiskey 

Desires in Conflict, Joe Dallas

Love Hunger, David Kyle Foster

The Bible Homosexual Practice, Robert A.J. Gagnon

The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction, Janelle Hallman

Out of Egypt, Jeannette Howard

Breaking Free from the Spirit of Death, Jonathan Hunter

Can Homosexuality Be Healed? Francis McNutt

The Broken Image, Leanne Payne

Restoring Sexual Identity, Anne Paulk

On Hope, Josef Pieper

Homosexuality and The Politics of Truth, Jeffrey Satinover

Homosexuality and Hope, Gerhard van den Aardweg

Chapter: ‘Teaching the Truth About Homosexuality’

Chapter: ‘Pastoral Considerations for Homosexuality’