Parents, Your LGBTQ Kid is Going to be Fine

Parents, Your LGBTQ Kid is Going to be Fine July 29, 2013

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Your child is gay. Do not be afraid; it’s going to be alright. In fact, it will be amazing!

Your world feels shaky but I encourage you to relax. It’s not just going to be okay, it will be better than okay.

Your child is gay, or bi, or trans, but that’s not all. Your child is so much more.

Your child is courageous to follow their heart in the face of incredible condemnation.

Your child is daring to be who they are in the face of fear.

Your child is brave to tell you the truth in the face of possible rejection.

Your child is strong to stand on the truth of their heart.

Your child is dependent on God to care for their lives, but independent enough not to cower down under societal pressure.

Your child has a deep desire to love and be loved in a world that has devalued love and commitment.

Your child is an original in a world of phonies and people who hide who they are.

Your child is honest and desires to live life as the person God created them to be.

Your child is an inspiration to their friends, to me, and should be to you too.

Your child is gay, but that’s not everything they are. They are courageous, daring, brave, strong, dependent & independent, loving, an original, honest and an inspiration.

Be proud. Rejoice! You’ve raised a great kid!

Click here to read “Why Hoping for Change Can Hurt”

Click here to read “To Christian Parents of Gay Children”

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  • I’m so glad. You’re welcome.

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  • You are always welcome!

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  • You’re so welcome. 🙂

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  • Oh, you’re so welcome, Barb. Parents can be brutalized by well meaning Christian friends, which multiplies their aloneness. Thank you for writing, and God bless your journey, my friend.

  • Oh, you’re so welcome, Barb. Parents can be brutalized by well meaning Christian friends, which multiplies their aloneness. Thank you for writing, and God bless your journey, my friend.

  • Bless you. It’s a long journey – be sure you take some Living Water!

  • Bless you. It’s a long journey – be sure you take some Living Water!

  • Heidi, thank you for sharing. If Christians and even parents would do just that: let LGBTQ wrestle with their own conscience before God, while we simply love them, our job would be complete. Loving is exactly what Jesus told us to do. For the life of me, I cannot understand how we have given ourselves permission to cut people off who are gay. That looks much more like the Pharisees than like Jesus. If we would just know the truth, Jesus, intimately, the truth would set us free! Bless you and your son, and I hope you both find real peace.

  • Heidi, thank you for sharing. If Christians and even parents would do just that: let LGBTQ wrestle with their own conscience before God, while we simply love them, our job would be complete. Loving is exactly what Jesus told us to do. For the life of me, I cannot understand how we have given ourselves permission to cut people off who are gay. That looks much more like the Pharisees than like Jesus. If we would just know the truth, Jesus, intimately, the truth would set us free! Bless you and your son, and I hope you both find real peace.