Thank you for checking out the guard rail website. The sole purpose of this website is to provide assistance to individuals who struggle with unwanted feelings of same-sex attraction. If you find that your feelings of same-sex attraction are in conflict with your deeply held religious and spiritual beliefs please take the time to carefully read the material you will find on this website. The ideas you will find here have been helpful to many individuals who experience confusion, frustration, and even despair because their strong desires to live the teachings of their religion are repeatedly frustrated by homosexual desires which they do not understand and cannot seem to control. If this is your first time visiting the guardrail we would suggest that you begin reading the section: "Understanding Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction: A Context Specific Approach"
This article provides the best written description currently available of the Context Specific Approach to Understanding Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction. This approach is based upon research and describes the actual experiences of men who have been successful in dealing effectively with same-sex attraction. After you have read this article the other sections of this website will make more sense to you.
"Walking Away from the Dragon" is an allegorical story. It describes a young man who discovers a new way to deal with a dragon after his best attempts have failed again and again. This story symbolically represents how changing our context or "walking away" can change a problem.
Dr. Robinson describes his experience in developing this form of therapy. He describes some of the major assumptions of this type of therapy. Dr. Robinson discusses how this approach differs in significant ways from other approaches that attempt to help individuals dealing with unwanted feelings of same-sex attraction.
As a child I heard a poem about a fence and the ambulance in the valley. The idea of preventing unnecessary suffering came to be symbolized in my mind by a guard rail. The purpose of this website is to help prevent the unnecessary suffering of individuals who struggle with unwanted feelings of same-sex attraction. Read the poem and more about this idea.