You are worthy.

You belong.

Be loved, Beloved!

What if God delights in you just as you are? What if all the hurtful things your parents and others said had nothing to do with you? What if you are more beautiful and beloved than you even know?

Consider joinng us at one of our transformational Beloved Weekends. With the tender, affirming voice of a Mother, and the powerful depth and wisdom of a theologian, Susan will answer your scariest questions, and discuss deeply held faith & family topics.

Your heart will be freed to love and be loved.

Beloved, it's time to arise.

We have a wonderful community of LGBTQI -- our FreedHearts Chosen Family -- who find love, acceptance and affirmation in genuine community. And we have a network of affirming Moms & Dads willing to stand-in at your wedding, graduation or other life event. Just contact us below and we will get you details.

"True Colors" Video Course

The FreedHearts comprehensive video course for LGBTQI


“For anyone who has been spiritually hurt by the church, by parents or family members, Susan Cottrell’s True Colors is a personal, intimate, powerful tool for genuine self-healing.” – Meghan Stabler, National Board of Directors, The Human Rights Campaign.


The FreedHearts comprehensive video course for LGBTQI -- "True Colors - Celebrating the Truth and Beauty of the Real You" -- will help heal shame from family, religious and community wounds, as well as shame from internalized homophobia.


Susan will help you love and be loved as you deserve.


LGBTQI Articles

No matter what you have heard: God is not mad at you. God is not disappointed in you. Not a single little tiny bit! And I do not mean this “in spite of” your orientation or identity. After all, God cr...

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4 Tips For Coming Out To Your Parents

I was heartsick that a Pastor – claiming to speak for God – called his Christian teenage son ‘disgraceful, demon-possessed poison.’

Many of you have been called words like this – by strangers, friends,...

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"True Colors" Book

"True Colors - Celebrating the Truth and Beauty of the Real You" is the powerful book from Susan Cottrell, the acclaimed author of "Mom, I'm Gay" Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your Faith.


A fullsize workbook, True Colors brings healing for the shame from from parent, family, church and community wounds - for people who are LGBTQ and their families. It is time to heal! It is time to celebrate! 


"You can almost hear Susan whispering between the lines 'God loves you exactly as you are. Quit being afraid. Quit hiding. Love yourself as God loves you. Begin your new life as a self-loving LGBTQ person and let the healing begin.'" - From the special foreword by Dr. Mel White, Founder of SoulForce, author of Stranger at the Gate.


Kindle edition is available on

"For anyone who has been spiritually hurt by the church, by parents or family members, Susan Cottrell's True Colors is a personal, intmate, powerful tool for genuine self-healing."


- Megan Stabler, National Board of Directors

The Human Rights Campaign

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