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Author McDonald, Greg, author.

Title Embracing the journey : a Christian parents' blueprint to loving your LGBTQ child / Greg and Lynn McDonald with Beth Jusino ; foreword by Greg McDonald Jr.

Publication Info. New York : Howard Books, [2019]


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  248.845 MCD    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition First Howard Books hardcover edition.
Description xxv, 227 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "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 that 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 book follows the McDonald family's journey over the next twenty 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 though Christ-like ways to respond to the LGBTQ community. Written in an unvarnished, honest, reassuring, and relatable voice, this is a practical guide for parents and a roadmap to learning to love God, the people He created, and the church, even when they seem to be at odds"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Parents of gays.
Gay men -- Family relationships.
Lesbians -- Family relationships.
Parenting -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Love -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Added Author McDonald, Lynn, author.
Jusino, Beth, author.
ISBN 9781501195686 (hardback) $26.00
1501195689 : $26.00
9781501195693 (ebook)

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