Dear Church Lady,

My heart is hurting and I am a nervous wreck because I believe my son is gay and I do not have the courage to confront him because deep down inside I don’t want to know the answer. He hasn’t admitted he is gay but his behavior, his clothes and his friends have changed drastically. I’m sure he has the same fears and thinks I may not accept his sexual preference and a part of me can’t. I love my son and regardless of his sexual preference I will love him, but I have to tell the truth and say it will be really hard to accept my son is gay. Having this conversation will be the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life but it is the one thing I have to do. Tell me how?

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Dear Brokenhearted,

As mothers we have a six sense about our children. We raise them to be decent and kind human beings and we educate them in hopes they lead a productive life. We pray God keeps them safe from harm and danger.  We assume our daughters will fall in love with men and our sons will fall in love with women. That’s the natural order of things; so we’re taught. But when it doesn’t play out that way, it’s a shock to the system, to our mind, heart and soul. I say this from one mom to another; if in your heart you believe your son is gay and he hasn’t openly admitted to being gay, ask him. It’s your son! You gave birth to him, nurtured him and raised him to the best way you know how. Because of that, you have the right to ask him! Talk to your son without fear but with unconditional love. Yes, this will be a hard conversation and maybe not. But you’ll never know if you don’t ask! 

The Church Lady

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