Andrew Marin on “When Your Child ‘Comes Out’ to You”

In her Sunday Superlatives today, one post that Rachel Held Evans highlights is by Andrew Marin, the author of Love Is an Orientation.  Andrew’s post is about what parents should do when their child “comes out” to them.  This is something that many (not all, but many) Christian conservative parents seriously botch up, for I have heard and read horror stories about parents’ reactions when their gay children come out to them.  Sometimes, the parents kick their child out of the house, or they treat the child in a manner that influences the child to commit suicide.  Even if the parents believe that homosexuality is a sin, they can still respond to their child coming out to them with love.  Andrew Marin offers tips on how parents can do this.

About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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