While I do not agree with every thing printed in this article, these paragraphs stood out to me:
When my son’s problems fully came to light I finally began to learn a hard doctrine. It was this. I had to give up any hope that my son would recover from homosexuality. I had to work on myself, my own spiritual growth. I had to start over from the beginning, praying about how much Heavenly Father and Jesus loved me. I had to quit asking Heavenly Father for things to be all right, and instead ask that I be given the strength and understanding to do His will and in so doing perhaps help my son. My hope shifted from earthly circumstances to eternal goals, and my life has never been the same.
Don’t be manipulated, says Lively. “The PFLAG strategy is to use emotional blackmail and coercion to transform every parent of a self-identified ‘gay’ into a spokesperson for the ‘gay’ cause. The message given is that if you really loved your child, you would accept his or her lifestyle (not just accept him or her as a person). Typically, a parent is accused of being ignorant and ‘homophobic’ if he or she does not embrace the child’s homosexual choice.”
Most days I’m ok. Some days I’m crushed and bruised. A few days I’m distraught and weepy. Not that you asked, but I feel the need to tell you. Some days will be going along just fine and this ad for THIS pops up on my RSS feed.
The whole idea that this even needs to be in existence depresses me.
- “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
- God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah. Psalm 46:1-3,7