Our identity is daughter, son, child of God. And that is the place that we operate from. I just wanted to be 'normal' Sean whatever normal means, anywaythe way I had always been. You have found out your sexual orientation, and you are perfectly normal. Hank Selzer December 21, Order by newest oldest recommendations.
Most people wrestling with shame hurt themselves.
Self-loathing among gay people is nothing new. We’re overwhelmed by it
Love your post, but not sure it will be a help in the long run. It speaks loudly about hurtful rejection or requirements placed on people based on a belief in a law whether true or not. Russell Pattie December 15, But hopefully this post will at least boost your confidence that the main need and priority here as a parent is, as it always is, to love and accept your child unconditionally, and by doing so to show them that they are truly lovable, and loved by God. And so it goes on and on, without much awareness or enough being done to address the situation. This goes just the same for young people who are desperate to label themselves as 'straight' in order to fit in. At the same time, they may actually want and benefit from talking to others or finding out more for themselves.
That is totally understandable and not necessarily a sign of homophobia or failure to accept your child - it just means you need a bit of space and support. All the rest in perspective. But we must talk about it. You are already loved by God. It's about them, not you - but get support if you need it Following on from the previous point, there is some unhelpful thinking around which lays the blame for homosexuality at the door of the child's parents. I would disagree slightly.