NEW: Support Groups for Christian Parents of LGBTQ Children

It can be very difficult to find support groups specifically for Christian parents of LGBTQ children because they are few and far between and often not well advertised. Therefore The Marin Foundation spent the last few months researching and scouring the Internet to compile a list of these groups throughout the United States. [Read more…]

Calling All Parents

This is a re-post of a piece originally posted on 6/8/12. Thanks to all the parents that have graciously taken the time to talk to us, we are over a quarter of the way done with our initial goal of interviewing 200 parents that have LGBT and questioning children. We would appreciate it if you [Read More…]

Calling All Parents

“Mom, Dad, I have something to tell you…I’m gay”. One of the most difficult and life changing statements a parent can hear is that of their child coming out to them.  Like a bomb being dropped, this revelation has the potential to tear families apart. Parents often feel scared, angry, confused, anxious, hopeless, and very [Read More…]

The Reader Survey

This blog is for you. Along with being able to share some of what I have learned along my journey, it’s a space where I hope we can learn to dialogue about faith, sexuality, and culture  in a peaceful and productive manner with others coming from different backgrounds and world views. Therefore, I want to [Read More…]

Only 3 Weeks Left in our 4 Year Research Study

We only have 3 weeks left in our 4 year study of faith experiences and religious/spiritual acculturation within the LGBT community! You can click here for all of the information (and answers to questions that were raised about it in the comment section) on The Marin Foundation’s current research study. As an LGBT person, whether [Read More…]

Important Research Needs Your Help!

As many of you know, over the last four years The Marin Foundation has been running what has turned in to the largest national scientific research study ever done in the LGBT community regarding spirituality and religion. We have over 2,000 national participants from all 50 States (51 if you include DC), and neither one [Read More…]

Part 3 – The Barna Group’s Research on GLBT Spirituality

Fresh off of our riveting discussion about my responses to Barna’s research (here is Part 1 and Part 2), this is the actual article for which I originally answered those questions. Also quoted in the article are: Dr. Warren Throckmorton (see my Blogroll to the right) Dr. Russell Moore (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) Alan Chambers [Read More…]

Part 2 – The Barna Group’s Research Study on GLBT Spirituality

Yesterday I gave my responses to a media outlet’s questions (four of eight). Today, I’ll give my response to the other half of their questions. It’s been a great on-going conversation for the first responses that I look forward to continuing, so let me know what you think about these as well: Q5. Do you believe a [Read More…]

Part 1 – The Barna Group’s Research on GLBT Spirituality

The Barna Group recently put out a research study regarding the “Spiritual Profile” of the GLBT community. Since its release I have been asked quite a few questions (by media and by general audiences) about my thoughts regarding their study. Until now I haven’t made any statements because I think this study does not provide anything close [Read More…]

New Research Study

Dr. Mark Yarhouse, Director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity (ISS), is conducting a study of mixed orientation marriages, which are defined as a marriage where one individual experiences same sex attraction and the other does not. The purpose of the study is to understand the characteristics of these marriages and the [Read More…]