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Resources for LGBTQ+ Individuals and Those Who Care About Them 

Why I Changed My Mind on Homosexuality (video) – Pastor Danny Cortez explaining what brought him to the place of viewing the seemingly clear Biblical passages differently.  

The Baptist Pastor and His Transgender Friends (video) – Pastor Mark Wingfield talks at TEDx about the impact his transgender friend had on his theology. 

For the Bible Tells Me So: Hermeneutics and the Debate About LGBTQ Inclusion (video) – Scholar Matthew Vines explains how the tools Christians already use to interpret the Bible can and should be applied to the conversation around LGBTQ inclusion.  

Just Because He Breathes (video from North Point Community Church in Atlanta) – Linda Robertson shares the extended story of how she and her husband learned to truly Love their gay son. Q&A included.  

Just Because He Breathes (video from QCF Parent Summit) – Linda Robertson shares the extended story of how she and her husband learned to truly Love their gay son, with additional added reflections of what she has learned included at the end.   

Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gay vs Christian Debate (book) – Justin Lee, a gay man and devout Christian, bridges the gaps between his faith and sexuality in this insightful and touching memoir. A must read.  

God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships (book) – The landmark book exploring what the Bible actually says—and doesn’t say—about same-sex relationships. Another must read.  

Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships (book) – New Testament scholar James Brownson develops a broad, cross-cultural sexual ethic from Scripture, locates current debates over homosexuality in that wider context, and explores why the Bible speaks the way it does about same-sex relationships.  

Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians (book) – Austen Hartke offers a biblically based, educational, and affirming resource to shed light and wisdom on this modern gender landscape. 

The Big Reveal: Loving Your LGBTQ+ Child While Strengthening Your Faith (book) – Debbie Causey, a licensed counselor and parent of a gay son presents practical ways to love your LGBTQ+ child while navigating your faith. 

Embracing the Journey: A Christian Parents’ Blueprint to Loving Your LGBTQ Child (book) – Greg & Lynn McDonald’s honest memoir from two evangelical parents who clung to two absolutes: they would love God, and they would love their gay son. 

Changing Our Mind: Definitive Edition of the Landmark Call for Inclusion of LGBT Christians with Response to Critics (book) – A Christian Ethicists rethinks his position on LGBTQ acceptance and inclusion after encounter LGBTQ christians demonstrating genuine faith and love for Jesus. 

Heavy Burdens: Seven Ways LGBTQ Christians Experience Harm in the Church (book) – As a celibate gay follower of Jesus, Bridget Eileen Rivera provides an honest account of the ways LGBTQ people experience discrimination in the church, helping Christians grapple with hard realities and empowering churches across the theological spectrum to navigate better paths forward. 

For They Know Not What They Do (documentary) – From the director of For The Bible Tells Me So comes a powerful exploration of the intersection of religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity in America through the stories of four families of faith, including the Robertsons.  

Pray Away (documentary) – In this Emmy-nominated documentary, former leaders of the “pray the gay away” movement contend with the aftermath unleashed by their actions, while a survivor seeks healing and acceptance from more than a decade of trauma.   

Always Jane (documentary) – A two-year journey with a transgender teen living in rural New Jersey provides a compelling look at the emotions and challenges of identifying as a transgender teen from both Jane, her parents, siblings and extended family. 

The Reformation Project (organization) – TRP’s work is grounded in our three core values: their love for God, for the Bible and for the church as they work to advance LGBTQ inclusion in the church. They provide abundant resources for LGBTQ Christians and the pastors, parents and family members who love them. 

Nuance Ministries / Geeky Justin (organization & resources) – A wealth of resources from Justin Lee, a fervent follower of Christ who continually works to bridge the LGBTQ/Christian divide.  

Embracing The Journey (organization) – Providing a wide breadth of support to evangelical Christian parents, Embracing the Journey’s mission is to build bridges between LGBTQ+ individuals, their families, and the church, not in spite of the Bible but because of the Bible, drawing parents and children into a deeper relationship with each other and vertically with God. 

QChristian Fellowship (organization) – QCF is a diverse community of LGBTQ people with varied backgrounds, cultures, theologies and denominations, drawn together through the love of Christ and their belief that every person is a beloved child of God. Note: Linda Robertson is on the board of QCF and leads their Parent Ministry Team, as well.  

General Parenting Resources  

Note: Though these resources are primarily directed to parents of younger children, they contain volumes of truth that parents – and people who have parents – can use. These books, and others that have helped us understand the ways that our brains work have made an immeasurable difference in the way that we are able to show up for each other and our adult children.  

The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired (book) – Based on the latest brain and attachment research, Dr. Daniel Siegel (MD) and Dr. Tina Payne Bryson (PhD) share stories, scripts, simple strategies, illustrations, and tips for nurturing secure attachment with our children in all kinds of situations—when our kids are struggling or when they are enjoying success; when we are consoling, disciplining, or arguing with them; and even when we are apologizing for the times we don’t show up for them. 

Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be (book) – Dr. Becky Kennedy, one of the most renowned child psychologists in our country, shares her parenting philosophy, complete with actionable strategies, that will help parents move from uncertainty and self-blame to confidence and sturdy leadership. Good Inside is a comprehensive resource for a generation of parents (and grandparents, teachers, etc.) looking for a new way to raise their kids while still setting them up for a lifetime of self-regulation, confidence, and resilience. 

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