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For example, "Mary wants to marry a woman instead of a man when she grows up" or "Johnny told us he wants to date other boys rather than girls, and Mommy and Daddy are surprised. It took her 5 years to tell us and it's a very emotional time for all of us, her siblings included.
I am much older now. Whether or not a gay son, daughter, or other family member calls him or herself a Christian, Christians should love them as family members, even as we lovingly deny them membership in a church, should they want it. The other brother Submitted by Their gay and lesbian children and siblings cope with these on April 13, - pm.
Of course not. I just kind of want to try it out on her.
Back Magazine. If the siblings are not aware why the family is in turmoil, they can even feel more confused, isolated, and distressed. Family members can conjointly brainstorm and strategize ways to handle stigma. Back Get Help. Hopefully, more research will be forthcoming to provide guidance in helping families with the special challenge of having multiple gay children.
I agree with you Submitted by Andrea on July 29, - pm. So I would advise that, when he is ready, he carefully explore all of his options. Try not to be offended.
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