Child dating gay parent
It would be a grave mistake to start trying to ask “why? ” It would be an even greater mistake at this early stage to launch into sermon mode or to starting quoting bible verses.
You need time to process this and he needs time to recover from the trauma of telling you.
is Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and has also recently accepted the call to be the Pastor of Grand Rapids Free Reformed Church.
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I would want her to know that she isn’t broken, she isn’t an embarrassment, she isn’t a disappointment.
May I be part of creating a world in which I will not have to protect her from the bullies.
Rather I’d want him to see himself as creature made in God’s image, a man with many parts to his identity, a person with many gifts, a son with a diverse character and personality, one part of which, at least for the moment, is to have a homosexual desires.
Fourth, when you do start speaking on a deeper level, begin by sharing with him how you also are broken in your own sexuality. Tell him that you’re asking them to help you both to understand this better.If God blesses Dan and me with a child who is gay, I would want that child to know without a doubt that he or she is loved unconditionally.I would want her to know nothing could separate her from the love of God in Christ.But I would ask his permission to let the pastor know about his situation because I’d want to urge the pastor to greater sensitivity towards those struggling with homosexuality.Like Rachel, I too have winced and cringed as preachers have condemned homosexuality as if it is an unforgiveable abomination that only weird and wicked people outside of church struggled with.