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Sexual Identity: A Multi-Factored Model

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Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D., provides a multi-factored definition of sexual identity and explores how our sexual history and values influence how we identify ourselves as sexual people.

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Overview

Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D. provides a multi-factored definition of sexual identity, with particular attention to the concepts of gender and sexual orientation, as well as how our sexual history and values influence how we identify ourselves as sexual people.

This presentation is one of four in the Living Celibacy webinar series. Learn More

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Identify major components contributing to sexual identity;
  2. Explore the psychological constructs of gender and sexual orientation; and
  3. Learn how sexual history may influence a person’s understanding and experience of celibate chastity.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, religious, diocesan lay ministers, parish staff, seminarians, and those involved in vocations, formation, and personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. Who is charged with helping candidates gain better insight into their sexual identity in my formation program?
  2. How comfortable am I and others on our vocations/formation staff with addressing issues related to gender stereotypes and sexual orientation?
  3. In what ways does my diocese or community encourage candidates to develop a clearer sense of sexual identity as part of their larger formation?