When Dr. Ross Campbell and I wrote our book: How to Really Love Your Adult Child, we discovered that many parents are struggling in their efforts to relate positively to children who have declared themselves homosexual. Feelings of confusion, depression, shock, and anxiety are common. Many parents are inclined to reject their children. However, rejection solves nothing. Keep the doors of communication open. Share your feelings of hurt and frustration, but affirm your love. If your child is open to counseling from a Christian perspective, then get them counseling. As parents you also may want to visit a Christian counselor to help you sort out your own feelings. Your child’s choices need not destroy your life.
December 23, 2014