Guiding Families

Guiding Families

Guiding Families of LGBT+ Loved Ones is powerfully transforming parent and pastor engagement of LGBT+ loved ones in as little as 30 minutes. This 30-page, magazine-style guide is used as part of our parent support group & is the single best resource for families and pastors.

Parents of LGBT+ Children Group

Interested in being part of the next group? Send a message via the contact form below. The goal for this group is to support parents (and family members!) who have children (regardless of age) who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). Below are just some of the topics that are covered. 

  • Is this my fault?

  • He wants to bring his boyfriend home, I'm not sure what to do!

  • My child refuses to talk to me. How can I engage her?

  • I raised my kid in church! How can he think this is ok?

  • I can't tell anyone at our church....what would they think?

  • How can I love my son/daughter while still holding on to what the Bible says is true?

To find out more about the group or to join, please fill in the information below.

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Please tell us a little of your story and why you want to be part of the group.

Not local to the Indianapolis area? Schedule a time to receive support over the phone or through video chat

 

"I realized, as I had met with other parents dealing with the same issue, how much I was still carrying around. I so appreciated the relevance of having someone like Ty, who brings a true perspective and real life experience to shed light and direction to my troubled heart and mind. I really appreciated the opportunity to soundboard my thoughts, feelings, and beliefs (whether controversial sounding or not) to Ty and those in the group and being received with kindness, validation, consideration, respect, and sincere ears. It was here that I was able to finally admit to my own anger; my anger at my son's rejection of my beliefs and our relationship. It was here that I was able to ask the hard questions and to have my concerns addressed." 
          - Father of gay son

We have wept, laughed, and most important of all, grown spiritually the last 4 months after being at your support group. You have helped us see that no matter how difficult our circumstances, our goal is always to be open to His grace and filling in our lives, and pass that on to others, especially our children, while holding fast to His Word." 
         - Mother of lesbian daughter

"I'm not sure I can properly put into words what Ty's ministry has meant to me in my life. I was truly at the end of my rope. Our daughter was living this life, our son embraced it, and my husband was able to push his feelings aside through work. I was heartbroken and alone in my shame and depression over an issue I felt too embarrassed to share at church, and unwelcome to share with the politically correct public.  I was able to be part of a support group led by Ty. It helped me gain new courage and insights, allowing me to continue to serve my Lord and love my child at the same time, just as Jesus wanted all along. I will be forever grateful."
      - Mother of lesbian daughter

Open Space Group

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Open Space is a community-focused group that provides a place for those with a non-straight orientation or experience to share life and build friendships with other individuals with similar experiences. As a group we are committed to the church’s traditional, historic teaching on sexuality and gender while also providing a safe, confidential space for each person to gain clarity on how best to walk with Jesus in light of their sexuality/gender identity.

If you are interested in learning more about the group or if you would like to join, please fill out the form below and one of our group leaders will contact you soon.

 
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We meet At:

Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis