Christian LGBTQ, Love Who You Really Are

If you are an LGBTQ Christian, your church community may convey judgment and condemnation that hurt deeper than anyone knows, or they may support and affirm you with Christ-like love. I don't know which is true for you. But I do know the truth about who you really are as a fellow believer in Jesus Christ. … Continue reading Christian LGBTQ, Love Who You Really Are

“My LGBTQ Child, I’m Sorry” – Dad

I am so sorry. And I am so thankful. First, please let me say that it is an honor and a privilege to be your parent. I could not have asked for a better child. I am sorry if I ever did or said anything, or failed to do or say something to let you … Continue reading “My LGBTQ Child, I’m Sorry” – Dad

Does Jesus Ask You to Love LGBTQ?

I recently heard from yet another Christian mom whose daughter was rejected by their extended family. They had rallied around in love and sacrifice to accommodate the significant physical challenge she was born with, but when she revealed her same-sex attraction, their unconditional love became, well, conditional. We love you – but we cannot accept this … Continue reading Does Jesus Ask You to Love LGBTQ?

Are you near Atlanta? Jacksonville?

I am thrilled to announce that I will be the featured speaker at two upcoming PFLAG meetings. What an honor! First, I will be speaking at the PFLAG meeting on Thursday evening, August 15th, in Jacksonville, FL. For more information on this event, please click here. Then, I will be speaking at the PFLAG meeting … Continue reading Are you near Atlanta? Jacksonville?

How to Come Out to Your Sister

Coming out for anyone can be scary, because you can't really say, "Just kidding!" if someone goes ballistic. Becca took a courageous step to come out to her sister away at college and was quite relieved at her loving response. Because they had been reading my blogs, they shared their conversation with me and then … Continue reading How to Come Out to Your Sister

What Happens When They Come For You?

What happens when the church or society decides that something in your life is now a "particularly evil sin?" What happens when they come for you? We have been evangelicals for 24 years -- last weekend we visited an open and affirming church in Austin. I was struck by the immediate kindness, compassion and intimacy … Continue reading What Happens When They Come For You?

Parents, Your LGBTQ Kid is Going to be Fine

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 … Continue reading Parents, Your LGBTQ Kid is Going to be Fine