When LGBT+ loved ones come out, parents can experience shock. Fear and grief can disable their initial reaction. Emotions erupt. Hurtful words spill. Relationships can become disconnected. Meanwhile, in the church, LGBT+ people often face impossible hurdles and suspicion about their faith. One courageous disclosure can be met—at home and at church—with a response that communicates, “We don’t understand you.” Bill’s resource, Guiding Families, offers a relationally honoring, biblically sound best practice care plan. Learn from other parents who were surveyed on insights they have gained walking this journey ahead of you. This focused interest track is designed for every pastor, every parent, and all who care for LGBT+ loved ones.
Bill Henson is founder of Lead Them Home, creator of Posture Shift, and author of Guiding Families. Posture Shift is a nationally leading training course for Christian leaders on LGBT+ outreach, inclusion, and relational care. Guiding Families is a transformative print resource designed for every pastor, every parent, and all who care. Our mission is to enhance church inclusion, increase family acceptance, protect against victimization, and nourish faith identity in LGBT+ people. Nearly 60,000 pastors and leaders have experienced Posture Shift across North America. Lead Them Home recently released Posture Shift and Guiding Families in Spanish! Learn more at leadthemhome.org.