Q&A: A Child Identifying as Gay

Q: My son told us he is gay. I’m having a lot trouble dealing with this. What is your advice?

Gary: Any parent tends to be disappointed when his or her child indicates that he or she is gay. Men and women are made for each other; it is God’s design. Anything other than that is outside that primary design of God. I’m not going to explain all the ins and outs of homosexuality, but we need to love our children no matter what. I would suggest expressing to him or her your disappointment for this and your confusion about how it could be, as well as your continuing love for your child. Suggest that he or she do some serious reading or see a counselor as well to try and understand his or herself better. This is the approach I would take.