Coming Out: Five things parents must do—Part 3

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When a child comes out as gay or transgender, parents go into crisis mode. Often their response to their child can make the situation worse. Chris Torchia says the third thing a parent should do is to engage in three kinds of conversations—conversations that aim for the heart. Click the following link to read Chris’ related blog: “Coming Out as Gay or Transgender: Five things a parent needs to do—Part 3.

About The Author
Chris Torchia was the Parents and Family Ministry Coordinator for Harvest USA. In his role, Chris cared for hurting parents whose children identify as LGBTQ+. Chris also helped educate and equip the Church to minister to hurting parents. Chris completed his Master of Arts in Counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary, Glenside, PA. He has also served as a counseling intern at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF), Glenside, PA. He holds a BA in Intercultural Studies from Lancaster Bible College, PA. Chris recently moved on to do pastoral counselling ministry in his local community in Lancaster, PA.

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