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Do you have a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender child? Are you wondering about issues of faith?


As parents, we love our children to the ends of the earth, but our heads can be spinning with lots of questions, and we may be confused when our trusted church leaders tell us to distance ourselves from our children. This shreds a parent's heart.


The results? Homelessness, self-destructive behavior, even suicide. There is a better way. A way to fully love, accept and affirm your child, and strengthen your faith in the process!


We've been there. We understand. Let us help you on this journey. You're not alone.

Video Course for Parents!

The FreedHearts comprehensive video course for parents!


For parents - The FreedHearts Parents Course - Addressing the Core Issues & Answering the Tough Questions - will help you respond with love and support during this vulnerable time for your child. With practical advice and heartfelt encouragement, Susan guides you through the fear and uncertainty Christian parents of LGBTQ children often feel. You are not alone.


This course will help you understand your LGBTQ child, keep your child safe and your family together, and strengthen your faith in the process! This is similar to attending a full length conference, but in the privacy of your own home. And with Susan's intimate style and setting, it is like having hours of personal counseling just between you and Susan.


MamaBears - Welcome Home!

We have thousands of parents from all over the country, all over the world, who have come together in community, united by our love for our children. We have private online support groups, and local groups that meet face-to-face.

We walk together on this journey to help us fully understand our children, reconcile faith issues, and keep our kids safe and our families strong. We love, support and encourage each other.


Wherever you are on this journey, we have the perfect support community for Moms, and also for Dads. They are wonderful places to share your heart and get the support and answers you need! You're not alone. Send us a message below and we will get you all the details!


Articles for Parents

"You want to shove those words back in and put the lid on. But you can't. Your child is gay. This goes against everything you've been taught. It was not what you had in mind, and you instantly wonder where you went wrong."

When you become a parent, you know to expect the unexpected. But for many Christian parents, nothing can prepare them to hear that their beloved child is gay....

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5 Tips For Parents Of LGBT Kids

“Mom, I’m gay.” Earth-shattering words to many conservative Christian parents — tragically, many view it as right up there with, “Your child has a brain tumor.” Actually, Christians will empathize with a brain tumor, but just try telling the church your child is gay and you will find the limit of grace withheld not only from gay Christians but from their accepting families. Not only what is said but unsaid can be oppressive for a family seeking love and truth.

I do not blame the parents in these situations for one nanosecond. Lord knows, they are trying to respond, with the wind knocked out of them, in an area where the church at large allows no breathing room.

Parents blame themselves and Christians blame th...

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Christian Parents Rethink LGBT Inclusion

"Mom, I'm Gay!"

Susan's classic book!


When your child reveals that he or she is attracted to the same sex, how you respond may have a lot to do with your faith. Doesn't the Bible say that it's wrong? Will we have to leave our church? Worst of all, you may wonder if you have to choose between your Christian faith and your child?


Susan Cottrell is a mom who has been there and wants you to know that loving and accepting your gay child does not mean abandoning or even compromising your faith. This is not a book about the politics of homosexuality. This is a book about how to respond with love and support during this vulnerable time for your child. With practical advice and heartfelt encouragement, Susan guides you through the fear and uncertainty Christian parents of LGBTQ children often feel.


Kindle edition is available on Amazon.com

"This book will help any parent who is confused, hurt, afraid, angered, or surprised by their child's coming out."


- Cynthia L. Rigby, W. C. Brown Professor of Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

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