With gay marriage making headlines around the world, parents are looking for helpful ways to identify with children, friends, and family members who identify as homosexual or same-sex attracted. When Rachel's year-old son Jordan initially came out to her last year, she was shocked. Instead of avoiding the conversation, however, Rachel and her husband chose to turn to Scripture, church counselors, conversation, and prayer. When Jordan called a family meeting one night, I honestly had no idea what he was going to say.
“Mom, Dad… I’m Gay.” A Christian Parent’s Response
When I Learned My Son Was Gay
Finding out that your son or daughter is gay , lesbian or bisexual can come as a shock, but it is important that you can learn to understand and accept your child for who they are. This is very important because it can knock your child's confidence if you don't support their views. To create this article, 87 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. Together, they cited 9 references. This article has also been viewed , times. Learn more
Is My Son Gay or Not?
If you feel very attracted to members of the same sex or both sexes but struggle with accepting that fact, here is a guide to help you. You have found out your sexual orientation , and you are perfectly normal. Accepting who you are - and being proud of who you are - is the next step on the road to coming out of the closet , and eventually to having a successful gay or lesbian relationship. Some people have difficulty accepting their sexual orientation, either because of personal or societal discomfort or pressure. In this guide, the term gay has been used to include all forms of non-heterosexual attraction, whether that be people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, or otherwise not straight.
It started the day my son, Ben, had a hickey on his neck. Having a fairly close relationship with Ben, I asked him about it. First of all, like most year-olds, he denied it was a hickey. I quickly grounded him in reality, stating that I most certainly knew what a hickey looked like. He was flustered but also pleased to be sporting this huge purple blotch on his neck.