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A sympathetic, compassionate, and inspiring guide for parents, from the founders of one of the first Christian ministries for parents of LGBTQ children.

Greg and Lynn McDonald had never interacted with members of the LGBTQ community until they discovered their son was gay - and without resources or support, they had no idea how to handle this discovery. At first, they tried to “fix” him, to no avail. But even in the earliest days of their journey, the McDonalds clung to two absolutes: They would love God, and they would love their son.

This audiobook follows the McDonald family’s journey over the next 20 years, from a place of grief to a place of gratitude and acceptance that led the McDonalds to start one of the first Christian ministries for parents of LGBTQ children. Based on their experience from counseling and coaching hundreds of struggling Christian parents, they offer tools for understanding your own emotional patterns and spiritual challenges. They also help you experience a deeper relationship with God while handling difficult or unexpected situations that are out of your control. You will discover tested principles, patterns, and spiritual lessons that can change the way we all see our families and help Christians at large think through Christlike ways to respond to the LGBTQ community.

Authored in an unvarnished, honest, reassuring, and relatable voice, this is a practical guide for parents and a road map to learning to love God, the people he created, and the church, even when they seem to be at odds. 

©2019 Greg and Lynn McDonald (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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  • Kendra Wheatley
  • 13-03-2019

So good to hear we are not alone!

Great book! My son is now 16 and he decided to post his coming out on FB when he was in the 8th grade! It's something I knew in my heart, however once it goes "public" it changes your life! Thank you for such an open, heartfelt, raw, honest book!!

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  • Mz B.
  • 27-05-2021

One extreme to the other!

The parents were initially very intolerant, understandably so considering their Christian background. However, when they decided to accept their son, they flipped on scripture saying God created him that way. Created in the image of God does not reconcile with their new view. Sadly, this was a waste of my time.

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  • Ricardo Guajardo
  • 29-05-2020

hopeful

gave me hope for the future with my child for a healthy supportive relationship by helping me understand what God would want. LOVE

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  • Geo Linden
  • 06-03-2020

Magnificent!

Thank you Heavenly Father! I am 45 yrs old and I have been waiting for this book my whole life!

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