I cannot stay in my gay sons life
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. It had never occurred to me that he might be attracted to other men.
My Son Is Gay
My Son Is Gay | Today's Christian Woman
Sometimes getting from here to there isn't a direct shot. Often the road God takes us on has unexpected twists and turns. Christopher Yuan, a professor at Moody Bible Institute, reflects back to the day when he finally "came out" to his parents and drove resolutely away, ready to fully embrace the gay lifestyle he knew back at the University of Kentucky where he was a dental student. His mother, Angela, tells how, in despair, she turned to a God she'd only heard about to find peace, joy, and hope for her family. Stay tuned. And welcome to FamilyLife Today.
When a Loved One Says, ‘I’m Gay’: The Stages of Grief
Jackson is a college psychology professor, family counselor, and a mother of nine adult children. We have a standing joke in our home: When I was working toward a doctoral degree, my sons occasionally started spending money in their heads. In other words, they liked to plan what they were going to do with the money I was going to make. I always tell them that I am leaving all my money to the dolphins, so they will have to make their own ways in the world. On some level, like all jokes, there is some truth to what I say.
Focus on the Family has received thousands of letters, emails and telephone calls from parents who discover that their son or daughter identifies as gay or lesbian and is pursuing same-sex relationships. Grief—often profound and turbulent—is a common emotional response for many parents. Suddenly life seems totally out of control.