How do we respond to family members who are in gay relationships?

How do we respond to family members who are in gay relationships?

How do we respond to family members who are in gay relationships?

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Frank Turek answers a difficult question about how to dialogue with a family member who is in a gay relationship.

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  1. Emile Shlemon

    If I knew someone who was identifying as a Christian, I would continue to love them and care for them, but encourage them to listen to Matt Dillahunty on the Atheist Experience.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  2. Alonso Arias

    Answer at the end : be safe with this kind of relationship or be celibate. This means he wants others to decide on others sex life. Wrong and illegal.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  3. Alonso Arias

    My lord didnt have sex. Wrong.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  4. Youl Shabong

    Woman no body chooses to be gay it’s just what it is. Period

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  5. Conman 128

    It’s hilarious how in today’s society, you’re BORN gay/bi/pansexual/whatever else. You can’t control it. However, you can CHANGE your gender to male if born female and vice versa. Every time someone says they’re “born” lesbian or gay, I have a feeling they would agree that you CAN change your gender.
    This world is truly fallen stay close to God🙏🏼

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  6. BuffaloKing

    What a close minded homophobic bigot. Get in the real world

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  7. Gaby Soto

    Being attracted to the same sex isn’t something we can control. I wanted to be straight when I first realized because it would make my life so much easier, but now I’m happy with who I am. I called myself straight because that was the norm. I would force myself to have feelings for boys because I felt like if I didn’t, I wasn’t worth anything. But putting myself through that mental torture couldn’t erase the feelings I had for other girls in my class, the feeling of seeing Katy Perry for the first time and feeling my heart beat race, or just generally being attracted to women and not men. It wasn’t a choice I made, but I don’t regret being born this way one bit.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  8. Urebeat's Gaming

    It's a shame that most people attack Christians and their belief without taking the time to understand it at all.
    Christians believe sex outside of marriage is sin
    Christians believe ma*turbation is sin
    Christians believe that LOOKING with lust is sin
    But we're now expected to make way and allow for homosexual intercourse and relationships in society in total violation of our beliefs and be told sit back and do nothing. It's a violation of God's law. Because you are attracted to something, doesn't make it RIGHT to act on it. God created woman for man, that we might bring life into the world. God tells us that women are saved in childbearing. Not the act of having sexual relations.
    Christians now is the time to get educated on your beliefs because WERE UNDER ATTACK

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  9. Ryan Thompson

    People that use their religion as an excuse to be homophobic are some of the worst kind of people.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  10. Ronny Sison

    I feel fully satisfied with my man 👨🏻👨🏻 more than I ever did with a woman.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  11. zach not my actual name

    The man shouldn’t love man was man shouldn’t love boy which was originally about pedophilia not gay people until it was translated and they chose to mistranslate it so therefor Jesus and god does love gay people

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  12. Glas Wein

    If someone tries to „make“ me cis or straight I will never talk to them again.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  13. Alice :3

    As a gay women myself, I want to just say that all this would do, is push them away and hurt the relationship. This is very hurtful. You want to help them, accept them for who they are. It makes far more of a difference then you may think.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  14. Nick Gagnon

    Accept them.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  15. College Pennsylvania

    "Nor height nor depth nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God." Romans 8:39
    God loves you so much and showed that through Christ. Nothing you could do could separate you from His love. You can always come back to Him. Hopefully this helped you today. God bless.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  16. Connor does stuff

    Frank where is you data, do you have a digree in mental health. You don’t choose how you feel. It is harder for gay, lesbians or bisexual people because we grow up in a straight world making us feel angry at our selfs for wanting a gay relationship, you can’t change it either. When you make claims the burden of proof is on you and like other Christians you give no proof just anecdotes.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  17. Arthur Benke

    Very good

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  18. California High Desert Preacher.

    My ex wife left me for a women. I see how it can be hard to deal with.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  19. Ohead

    Man, this sucks

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  20. Unsourced

    "Ask any brainwashed person what they believe" as opposed to "Ask all of the people who grew up religious, tried to be straight, and realized they couldn't get the same satisfaction in a straight marriage".

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  21. mediocre

    This is why lgbt kids have more suicides btw. If you can’t accept your child for who they are and love them no matter what, you shouldn’t have children. Listen to this guy all you want but if your child leaves the church and you don’t be surprised.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  22. Body and Mindfulness

    A relationship isn’t just about SEX! 🤡

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  23. Sosolieschen _

    you can‘t just „come out“ of being gay, that‘s not how this works. one’s sexual orientation is not a choice, no one chose to be gay or straight or when did you choose to be straight in your life? please stop saying an orientation is based on one’s beliefs, even when you are christian and gay, nothing can turn you straight.
    It is against our nature to try and oppress one’s sexual feelings, in what way should it be justfied to have to lie to ourselves because others say so. It will only lead to the person hating themselve, as they won’t be able to live like you tell them to.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  24. Nishant Verma

    No one chooses a gay life sytle

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  25. Because I'm A Potato

    The like to dislike ratio on this is ridiculous, so many idiots who just can't accept people for who they are. Why would ANYONE want to choose to be gay in a world with people like this? It's not a choice, it's part of the person and if you can't see that then you need to think.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  26. Ryan Peters

    There is a difference between immoral actions and sin. Sin has nothing to do with morals; sins are actions that displease God. Having loving, healthy and compassionate relationships is not immoral; it has nothing to do with morality. Still, such a relationship with someone of the same sex is apparently sinful, as in God doesn't like it. To be blunt, I'm bisexual, and I tried to be an "ex-gay." That was a huge mistake. I eventually realized if God doesn't want me to follow my feelings (romantic attraction, NOT LUST), why would he bestow such feelings upon me in the first place?
    Don't even try to say the "oh, it's a test of faith" argument. All that tells me is God enjoys creating groups of people who suffer emotional abuse and higher rates of suicide because he gets to sit back and watch them self-loath as they try to meet unrealistic expectations he placed on them.
    If a god "loves you," but that love is defined by wanting you to make him happy even if it means succombing to emotional blackmail and denying yourself long-term happiness and good morals, then that god doesn't actually love you; he's just a narcissist. If that god takes things a step further by granting you the desire to upset him, he just enjoys watching people suffer.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  27. K Tan

    Why so many LGBT. Instead of looking at the cause, we are being led to encourage lgbt. LGBt will have more issues socially and financially.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  28. Monica Valladares

    Nope.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  29. Daniel Astorga

    So you're literally comparing being gay to being a spoiled kid who throws a tantrum smh

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  30. Intercosmic Rationalist

    I'm actively bisexual and that comment about "satisfaction" is simply untrue.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  31. Job Bob

    I can’t respect it.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  32. Bee America

    I was fine with my daughter's relationship trying to help her interchange her until I quoted her a verse from the Bible and she looked at me and said Do you believe everything you read and I said if it's in the Bible yes and our relationship ended

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  33. 2AHD Cat

    C'mon… Jesus was a pole smoker just like I am. Running around with a bunch of men all the time,,, lol

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  34. Ian Clerget

    As Christians we believe that the best a person can get is to spend eternity with God in Heaven. There are things that will keep you from that: we call them sins. Love wants the best for the other.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  35. none -ONE

    Fully accept them.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  36. Freï von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg

    Gay people don't have to accept these opinions, and we don't have to accept family members' christian lifestyle. We don't have to adhere to these old superstitions any longer. Christianity: ripping families apart for two thousand years.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  37. asianhippy

    How many people do you know that have switched from a gay relationship to an heterosexual one? I do not know of any. I would like to know where you got your stats from.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  38. where is my pudding

    I think this is an horrible idea. His advice is based on the assumption that people in same sex relationships are less happy than people in traditional relationships and he supported this claim with the story of someone who was in a same sex relationship, stoppedit and felt better afterwards. Problems is that there is no proven causation with stopping the relationship and being more happy.

    It could have been because his homosexual actions conflicted with his beliefs, as he stated he was clearly religious.
    He also could have just been wrong about being homosexual.
    Thing is you should not assume that homosexuality is inherently wrong and leads to misery, thus you don't have to "help" them.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  39. Sierra Clark

    Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven😁

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply
  40. Rod Pruitt

    I have brothers who used tp sell drugs. I loved them and was there for them even if I didn't agree with their lifestyle. The same thing is true for a family member who is gay. I don't bring up the fault if you don't. If you do, then I let you know I love you, even if I don't agree with all your choices. DON'T KEEP TRING TO GET THEM OUT IF THEY ARE AN ADULT, THEY CAN MAKE THEIR OWN DECISION.

    September 19, 2021 at 3:17 am Reply

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