First: About This Blog
This blog was created in 2013 to tell the story…our story…of how God taught us, conservative, evangelical parents, how to TRULY love our gay son. The original Just Because He Breathes piece was written in December 2012 at the request of a small group of LGBTQ students at a conservative Christian university…it was never intended for a larger audience, but that is what happened; I’ve never edited it since the night I wrote it. I am so grateful that you’ve visited here to read our story and to learn more about how we, as loving parents, can deeply and tragically wound our children without ever intending to.
That said – Back to About Me
I am now the mom of 6 adult children – including Ryan & 2 spouses who we consider our kids. I feel like the luckiest, most blessed mom and wife in the world – I have learned so much from the enormous mistakes I have made, and that has led to ever-deepening relationships in our family and in our marriage.
I am now working full-time (as a volunteer) working with parents of LGBTQ+ children whose children have just come out, or who are struggling to reconcile their faith with their love for their child. I also speak occasionally, lead the Parent Team at QChristian Fellowship, serve on a couple of boards, and much more. My life is rich with purpose and meaning! God has helped me to find my calling, and I am so grateful.
If you or someone you know has an LGBTQ child and needs support, I have a conference coming up in May 2022 and a weekly Parent Support Group that meets every Wednesday. You can also email me at LindaDRobertson@gmail.com – I may not be fast to reply, but I will!
An updated presentation of our story, filmed at Northpoint Church in Atlanta, GA in May 2021, can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyThjXl7V0A
You can also view our story as presented as part of For They Know Not What They Do, available on Amazon & iTunes.
Much love to each person who has found their way here…