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Parenting Gay Teenagers

Liberal, Well-Meaning Mom Blows It When Her Son Comes Out -- But Then She Feels Blessed

Susan Oren | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Susan Oren

Here was the ultimate mom test. Was I the real deal? At this crucial moment, probably the most important one of my life, my mind had shut down, and I'd lost my voice. I'd expected to perform much better. This had been a D-minus at best.

'So What Do You Really Believe?'

Linda Robertson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Linda Robertson

Rob and I know many Christian gay couples who are thriving both in their walks with God and in their relationships. We see the fruit of the spirit all over their lives! Really, it is between God and them... not our business. We don't secretly think they are in sin.

Just Because He Breathes: Learning to Truly Love Our Gay Son

Linda Robertson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Linda Robertson

We told our son that he had to choose between Jesus and his sexuality. Choosing God, practically, meant living a lifetime condemned to being alone. So, just before his 18th birthday, Ryan, depressed, suicidal and disillusioned, made a new choice.

Please, Under My Roof...

Stephen T. Russell, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephen T. Russell, Ph.D.

My son Enrique was 14. He had come out at school and had been speed-dating middle school boys that fall. "Dating" mostly meant texting or going to a movie. The turnover of boyfriends seemed innocent... but Tom was different.