“Help Me, Mom and Dad — Is It True What They Say About Christians Hating Gays?”

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“Help me, Mom and Dad! Is It True What They Say About Christians Hating Gays?” That is approximately the working title I used while writing the book published as Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality With Teens.  (Originally it was the overly-strong and potentially misleading, Hey, Mom and Dad — Is It True […]

How To Talk With Your Pre-teens About LGBT Issues

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A reader at The Stream sent a question about how to teach her very young children about transgender-related issues. I wrote her this answer, which I think might be helpful to other parents of young children too. (I’ve adapted my answer slightly for use here.) Hi, S____, Thank you for the question! Kudos to you for thinking […]

Parents: Turn These Tough Talks Into Great Conversations

  My new book Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality With Teens was officially release just two weeks ago. It’s led to some pretty interesting critical conversations itself already. One parent told me of his middle school son who had a gay classmate calling and texting him repeatedly, trying to start a relationship. One […]

Parents Take Note: “We Want Diverse Books”

Parents, take note. Agents, publishers, and their customers at schools and libraries are looking for “more diverse books.” There is a “shift in thinking” among agents for children’s book writers, says Julie Masis in the February 2016 Writer’s Digest. Agents are seeing a demand for “stories with diverse and LGBTQ main characters’” “more LGBT YA […]