", "The osmosis that will occur from reading this brave story will make you more like Jesus because of how passionate, honest, truthful, compassionate, and Christ-like the McDonald family is. "Embracing the Journey" is an excellent resource filled with raw and honest accounts of their mistakes, as well as their good decisions. The UW Summer Chorale (Ryan Ellis, conductor), presents “Embracing the Journey,” a program of music spanning the … For parents, Embracing the Journey provides a thoughtful guide to reconcile their faith with the reality of having an LGBTQ child. Keep on keeping on! But also--wait for it--experienced the love and peace and joy that is also part of the journey. “Embracing the Journey is an essential resource for Christian parents of LGBTQ kids. They are designed to help Christian parents on their journey of having an LGBTQ child. Yet, in the midst of shifting realities – the steadfastness of God remained, and your faithful support made life-saving ministry possible. Receive updates with blog content, media links, book launches, speaking engagements and events. "What a magnificent story of respect, honor, commitment and deep love. In their book, , Greg and Lynn provide a compelling description of a challenge faced by more and more people in the modern church: how to love God and their gay child without losing their faith or their relationship with either. It will cover topics that include: honoring the value of life womb to tomb, bridging generational and cultural divides for more impactful communication and ministry, navigating trauma and grief, and ministering to a post-abortive culture. Embracing Ministries is devoted to working collaboratively with local and national organisations to provide the best possible support for disabled children and adults, and their families. “It is terribly sad but obviously true that when conservative Christian parents discover that their child is LGBTQ, the default reaction is faith-based rejection. Sharing our stories is important. It takes a journey — a hard, brave, grace-filled journey — to move to a place not just of acceptance of the child but transformation of the parents and of their faith. So grateful for the courage and boldness of Greg and Lynn McDonald for sharing all the hard-learned lessons of their journey to truly love and support their gay child, while still holding on firmly to their faith. I pray this book and these people inspire you as much as they have me. It gives me so much peace knowing that God has placed you in my life to find strength and encouragement through our God who loves us all. 2014-08-13. We are weary, we carry a lot of burden,  We have been denied love, acceptance, and grace by church and unfortunately, some by their families as well. Walk the Journey – Lace up your shoes and meet us at the park on September 11, 2021, for the Pregnancy Resources Walk for Life. We are thankful … Knowing that there are people like you out there, we find much encouragement, healing, wisdom, strength, and inspiration for our journey. A sympathetic, compassionate, and inspiring guide for parents—from the founders of one of the first Christian ministries … This book … Hey, welcome to embracing the journey. Three years later, I am even more impressed. Experience Times. - Anonymous. Today some Christian denominations are accepting of homosexuality and transgender identity and inclusive of homosexual and transgender people, such as the United Church of Christ and the Metropolitan Community Church.Formed in 1991, The Evangelical Network is a network of evangelical churches, ministries … When we are able to embrace our own journeys, we can help others do the same. It’s true that 2020 was not what any of us expected. We are pleased to announce that 7 individuals have come together to create a $30,000 matching gift. Children will benefit from seeing the journey from the other side, learning how to better appreciate the steps their parents may take. God bless you! "Embracing the Journey: The Way of Christ focuses on an exploration of spiritual formation as an individual and corporate journey toward wholeness and holiness through the grace of God. Greg and Lynn McDonald share their story of having a gay son with admirable transparency about things … Here are four ways that you can Embrace this Journey: Empower the Journey – Participate in the 2021 Baby Bottle Boomerang Campaign and raise money one quarter, one dollar, and one check at a time. Each chapter ends with a recap of insights and challenges, so the reader might consider how best to apply the information to their own situations. The goal of Parent Connect is to provide a safe environment for parents of LGBT children to experience community and personal … This process of embracing the journey certainly doesn’t end when we walk across the graduation stage. Our church welcomes all people no matter their gender, age, race, culture, ethnic background, sexual orientation, family … … Performances, Student Activities and Performances. The journey … Embracing the Journey - Bob Hale - Ministry Videos Bob Hale's opening at the 2015 Embracing the Journey training seminar hosted by L.I.F.E. Journey Church Exist To Reach People Far From God, To Embrace The Journey, To Live For God, To Love People, And To Serve The World. I predict this book will be an important and helpful resource for a very long time. The truth that you have discovered and experienced about God, life, and enduring love is a message that all families need to hear. Together, Greg and Lynn have created the book that LGBTQ people will be handing to their parents, asking them to read it so that families can be healed, and the lives of LGBTQ people may thrive in relationship with God. * Indicates required field For parents, provides a thoughtful guide to reconcile their faith with the reality of having an LGBTQ child. 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