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How to Respond When Your Child Tells You They're Gay


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She’d always known her boy. She’d labored, kissed away the tears of his childhood, and prayed tediously over the distances brought on by his independence. The intimate knowing of mother and child—along with the pit of suspicion in her stomach—made certain that her son’s same-sex attraction didn’t come as a surprise.



By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}
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Here are some ways to respond when a child tells you that they’re gay. 

1. “I Will Defend You.”

2. “I Will Listen to You.”

3. “I Will Mourn.”

4. “I Will Keep Trusting God.”

5. “I Will Love You with an Everlasting Love…



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Meg Gemelli is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and the founder of The Making of a Marriage. Along with regularly polishing her Crossfit participation trophies, she can usually be found Pinterest-failing in the kitchen, glamping with the fam, or reading a great book poolside. Whatever the challenge, she practices faith over fear every single day.

[NOTE:  The above is a   brief summary of the article referenced in the opening post--Gregory Matthews.]


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