My son, Nick came out 2 years ago and turned our world upside down! He had grown up in a Christian home, never been abused, had a loving involved dad and I'm not a domineering mum. All the stereotypes were smashed and we decided to love and accept our son unconditionally while praying and researching. One of the resources I found in my search, was a blog by Susan Cottrell: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/freedhearts/. Through Susan I joined secret Facebook groups for mums of faith who love their gay kids and began the journey to changing my worldview and becoming a fierce MamaBear ally.
Now I have the privilege of helping Susan to set up a trip to Australia to share her life-giving message. She'll be here in June and speaking in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne and Sydney. Please check out the FB page: https://www.facebook.com/FreedHeartsAustralia2016/timeline. we'll be updating the details as soon as possible.
We hope to see you there.
Ps: Although I was too nervous to chat on here when I first joined, I read a lot and was really encouraged by the posts and stories. Thank you all.