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Church Shares 10 Tips for Parents of Gay Children

On the Church's new website that provides resources for homosexual members and their families, mormonandgay.lds.org lists 10 tips that will help parents who learn their children are gay, lesbian, or bisexual.

As a parent, you may sometimes feel inadequate. Although you may not always know how to respond to the struggles your children face, you will never regret reaching out with love and understanding.

You will never regret saying “I love you.”

You will never regret throwing your arms around your child and hugging him or her. You will never regret listening. You will never regret trying to understand.

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You have been entrusted with the care of a precious soul.

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Learning to be a parent on this journey will stretch you. As you seek the companionship of the Spirit, you will draw near to God, your child, and, if applicable, your spouse. Remember to honor agency. If your spouse disagrees with how you want to handle things, work it out respectfully. If your child makes choices you disagree with, kindly let them know how you feel. Never try to control or manipulate them. Give them your time and assure them of your love.

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