If you do not experience same-sex attraction, you probably experience opposite-sex attraction to people to whom you are not married instead! We've sent an email with instructions to create a new password. Reassure them that it doesn't change your love for them or your relationship. If you share the perspective about sexual morality which we have on this website, it's almost certainly unhelpful to plunge straight into setting out what you think is the biblical teaching about sex! That kind of conversation is just not what your child needs at this stage. My own parents are extremely supportive and accepting, but they are still not the main people with whom I want to discuss my sexuality in depth!
He was suddenly dancing and singing—all the time.
Our seven-year-old son told us he was gay
Rather, this is a chance for them to experience a glimpse of the unconditional way that their heavenly Father loves them just like he loves you, despite all your problems, temptations and sins! But the way to do that at this stage is to show them the love of Christ. Sign in to complete account merge. For example, True Freedom Trust, which I have already mentioned, also provides support for parents and families. If you do not experience same-sex attraction, you probably experience opposite-sex attraction to people to whom you are not married instead! It also helps if the family can talk about the good gift of sex and sexuality openly and honestly, according to the child's age. Listen and ask lots of open questions You can't predict from our stories or others you know what your child is feeling or thinking.
I worried about bullying, of course, and also that his friends might not react favourably. Don't speculate about causes The fact is, nobody knows for sure what causes anyone's sexual orientation - whether straight, L, G, B, T, or something else check out Ed Shaw's article on 'Why are some people same sex attracted? In this season of life, parents have a particular role in leading their children in a hopefully growing relationship with Christ, and helping them to discover that following him is good and truly fulfilling. We are all fallen, and almost all of us struggle with sexual temptation. They are still themselves. It was like someone had kicked the party into high gear: The biggest change, however, was in Lucas himself.