Parents Like us Resources

Here is a short list of helpful resources especially for parents of LGBT children (as well as other family, friends, pastors, and youth leaders). There is much more available than what is listed here, but this is a good start.

As the parent of a gay son I’ve gone from a place of despair to a place of peace and contentment…feeling blessed beyond measure that God has seen fit to set our family on this journey. It took us such a long time to get where we are today that our son doesn’t even need us to be advocates or allies. He is living out his faith as a gay man. Praise the Lord! And although there have been rough patches, he’s had our love all along, we had his, and that was enough. But I wish there had been more help available through those years when we were despondent, fearful for his spiritual well-being and eternal salvation. And that’s why I’ve compiled this list to guide parents like us through a complex and oft time divisive issue.

My advice to you if you are a parent of an LGBTQ child — stay close to God; He is faithful and His mercies are new every morning. Immerse yourself in God’s love, grace, and mercy, and your faith will grow bigger and deeper.  And finally, in His light and love — get educated!

Blessings to you and your family,

Betsy Henning  to contact me: betsybrucehenning@gmail.com

“The thing about being a gay person of faith is that you’re forced to search that much harder for love, answers, and community. When God finally leads you to those things, it makes you grateful you didn’t settle for cheap substitutes by walking away from Him.” Daniel R. a GCN volunteer.

Video Testimonials: Through My Eyes

Through My Eyes trailer

Books:

Torn by Justin Lee (Founder of the Gay Christian Network GCN)

“Mom, I’m Gay” by Susan Cottrell (Freed Hearts)

Walking the Bridgeless Canyon by Kathy Baldock

God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines

Theologians and Pastors (to Google):

David Gushee                                 Danny Cortez

Stan Mitchell                                  Misty Irons

Broderick Greer                              Allyson Robinson

Websites/blogs:

The Gay Christian Network

Crumbs from the Communion Table

Freed Hearts  (click on resources)

The Marin Foundation

Kathy Baldock: Canyon Walker Connections and Canyon Walker Blog

Love is an Orientationhttp://www.patheos.com/blogs/loveisanorientation/

John Pavlovitzhttp://johnpavlovitz.com/ (Look for blog, If I Have Gay Children)

Just Because He Breatheshttp://justbecausehebreathes.com/   short video https://vimeo.com/68734358

Other On-line Videos:

Gracepointe Church in Franklin, TN – a Dialogue on full LGBT inclusion http://gracepointe.net/watch/LGBT-dialogue/

Search — John Shore — Taking God at His Word

Search on You Tube — David Gushee — Keynote Message at the Reformation Project Conference

David Gushee — Keynote Message at the Reformation Project Conference

John Shore — Taking God at His Word

John Pavlovitz — If I Have Gay Children

 for Parents, Our Gay Kids, and the Church

Freed Hearts Resources — https://freedhearts.wordpress.com/resources/

Parent Perspective Videos from the Marin Foundation

Love is an Orientation

Just Because He Breathes

Just Because He Breathes (video)

Danny Cortez:

Pastor Accepts His Gay Son and…

The Aftermath of Becoming LGBT Affirming

The Third Way

Kathy Baldock: Canyon Walker Connections

                             Canyon Walker Press

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