Childhood hurts are not forgotten

H4F Blog Childhood hurts are not forgotten How important is the influence of each parent to the overall health of a developing child? Molly, a former female to male transgender, wrote, “I really believed that somehow my parents divorce was my fault, that if I had been the son my father wanted, he would not have left. I knew at a very young age that the only name chosen prior to my birth had been a boy’s name.” John White in his book Eros Redeemed states that tour gender identity has to do with our sense or perception of our…

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Heath’s Journey

Even as a child I suspected something was different about my dad—and not only because he was so distant from my siblings and me. He seemed to be unable relate to children, and he had no idea how to express love to any of us. Even when he was physically nearby, he wasn’t really there. Sometimes I longed for a dad—a real one who would want to spend time with me. I couldn’t understand why we kids had to be like statues—never allowed to show joy or happiness.         As a young teenager, I wanted to find a replacement for…

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Peace Has Come

In a perfect world, Christmas is a time to of happiness, peace, and smiles as everyone celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. But we don’t live in a perfect world. Problems exist, hearts are heavy, and the struggle can be painful for families of LGBT loved ones. We can allow the emotional and mental challenges of the holidays to plunge us into despair, or we can stand confident in Jesus’ promise: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle…

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Have You Ever Felt Hopeless?

Many times families feel desperate and hopeless. I empathize with what they are muddling through when a loved one identifies as a homosexual. Hopelessness appears to be swallowing them up in their despair. Joy and Rob felt that way. They were barely able to sleep at night after their daughter declared she was “gay.” Joy asked me, “Is there hope?” I replied, “Oh yes!” We talked about one of the tools Satan uses against family members when the earthquake of a loved one living out of the will of God rocks their world. Satan uses alienation to make us feel…

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