As a parent, that news can be devastating. We’ve raised our kids speaking truth about homosexuality, yet they’ve fallen for our culture’s lie—“I was born this way.” First, LOVE them. The last thing you need to do is get angry and fly off the handle quoting Scripture. While Scripture helps and the Holy Spirit uses that to convict people of their sin, Scripture also says speak the truth in LOVE, not anger. One of the greatest gifts we can give our kids is understanding. “Yes, you WERE born this way—sinful. Me too. My sins are different than your sins, but as followers of Christ, God has given us the power to overcome sin.” Perhaps THAT’S the starting point for what could be a long, loving, and winding road.

Suggested Reading: 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Ephesians 4:15-30