How to Talk to Your Children About Homosexuality

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Children typically spend anywhere from 900-1,000 hours a year in school, which means by the time they graduate from high school, they’ve spent over 11,000 hours in the classroom. Add in the time spent texting, on the Internet, watching television and movies and playing video games, and it adds up to a lot of hours of influence from the culture. And most of it isn’t coming from a Christian perspective.

So, the time parents spend training and equipping their children to know God’s Word, to discern the truth, and to respond confidently, winsomely and biblically to cultural pressures is not only critical, it’s priceless.

Focus on the Family’s latest Thriving Values guide, “How to Talk to Your Children about Homosexuality: A Parent’s Guide,” helps parents address one of the most challenging political, social, moral and personal topics of our day. And while this resource is designed for parents, the principles, real-life scenarios and possible responses are equally useful for grandparents, Sunday school teachers and Christians who have children in their care.

With Scriptural precepts in mind, the guide is segmented into three learning stages:

  • Preschool (Ages 0-6)
  • Elementary (Ages 6-12)
  • Junior High and Beyond (Ages 12 and up)

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PLEASE NOTE: This resource does not provide information or advice about helping children or teens who have “come out” and identify as gay or bisexual, assisting those who are struggling with gender confusion, or counseling those who were sexually abused and may be questioning their sexual identity. Instead, this guide is for parents addressing their children about homosexuality when it is encountered in the culture. For assistance and resources for serious concerns, such as those mentioned previously, please call Focus on the Family’s counseling service at 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459) weekdays 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Mountain Time). Please be prepared to leave your contact information for a counselor or chaplain who will return your call as soon as possible. The consultation is available at no cost to you. You may also reach our counselors online and arrange for a callback by filling out our Counseling Request Form.

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