Statistics show that one in five Gen Z children are identifying somewhere on the LGBTQ spectrum. One in five. We must realize as parents that all of our children are dealing with this issue, because even if our kids aren’t personally struggling in their sexuality, their friends are. This issue affects every parent and every child.
The church needs to have a loving and truthful approach for families facing this issue.
One of the largest and most influential churches in the United States, North Point Community Church, pastored by one of the most influential ministers in the world, Andy Stanley, just went on the record telling us about his church’s approach. Stanley’s message, along with the Unconditional Conference for parents of LGBTQ identifying children held at North Point, signify a substantial departure from where the evangelical church has stood on this issue.
My guest in the Episode 77 of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD has been ministering to parents of children in the LGBTQ community for many years because she is one. As a mother of a same-sex attracted daughter who has embraced an LGBTQ identity and union, Melinda Patrick is precisely the kind of parent that the Unconditional Conference was trying to reach. But she has deep concerns about this conference and Stanley’s teaching.
Together, Melinda and I break down the troubling aspects of this conference and the message that Andy Stanley presented to his church.
Please join me for this vital discussion affecting the evangelical church, possibly your church. You can listen on Life Audio by clicking on the image below:
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Melinda Patrick’s Website
Melinda Patrick’s email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melinda Patrick’s Instagram Page
The Bridge Between Us Podcast: Loving Your LGBTQ Identified Child Well While Not Compromising Truth
The Even While Podcast: Living Well in the Midst of Waiting
His Wonderful Works: Hope Healing and Freedom
Catherine Segars email address: email@example.com
“The Number of LGBTQ Identifying Adults is Soaring” (Axios/data from Gallup)
“The Train is Leaving the Station” by Albert Mohler Jr.
Andy Stanley’s Response: “I Love My Church”
Greg & Lynn McDonald: Embracing the Journey
Debbie Causey’s Website
2 Corinthians 6:14-18
Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright — turned stay-at-home-mother—turned author, podcaster, speaker and blogger. She is dedicated to helping parents be a godly example for their kids in an ungodly world.
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