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Archive for October, 2007

A Story for Parents

October 16th, 2007 by Admin

The Rest of the Way

There was a king who had a major disagreement with his son. The son, feeling angry and misunderstood, gathered his belongings and departed his father’s kingdom. The son traveled far away from his father and settled in a distant kingdom, where he lived his life. After many years had passed, the king, missing his son greatly, sent word for his son to come home. Although time had healed some of the pain, the son could not bring himself to return to his father’s kingdom. So he sent word that he would not come because it was too far to travel. The king replied to his son, “Then come as far as you can, and I will meet you the rest of the way”.

How do we as parents find the way to meet our  child the rest of the way? Getting there may mean traveling down a road filled with fear at every turn. But when it’s our child at the end of that road it’s one we need to take.

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Movie Review

October 15th, 2007 by Admin

For the Bible Tells Me So
“Powerful…a brave and noble effort to heal a gaping wound in our society.”—Andrew O’Hehir, SALON.COM
Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very American families — including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson — we discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. Informed by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard’s Peter Gomes, Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg and Reverend Jimmy Creech, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO offers healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity.

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The Rest of the Way: A Mother’s Journey

October 12th, 2007 by Admin

The Rest of the Way: A Mother’s Journey
a memoir of how a mother confronts the challenges that many parents face when hearing the news: I’m gay. While the book will help parents better accept having a gay child, it is not just a coming out story. It is also a story of personal transformation and reconciliation that examines the loss parents feel when finding out their child is gay. It goes into the whys and wherefores of the whole coming out experience in a way parents will relate to and ultimately help them accept their gay child.

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Welcome to the Gay and Lesbian Connection

October 11th, 2007 by Admin

Welcome to the Gay and Lesbian Connection for gays, their families and friends.  

My goal is to bring insight and understanding not only to the gay community but to “friends of the family” as well.
Many parents face a myriad of feelings when their child comes out.  They can’t understand how this could have happened to their family.  As a licensed mental health counselor and the mother of a gay son I am deeply committed to helping parents resolve their issues with their gay children. 

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