I’m very happy for you! It makes me smile to see that you are so happy with your new found faith. But when you say things like, “I will not rest until you two turn your lives around” it scares me. If you want to keep pushing your religious beliefs on me, I will push my beliefs back on you. And I know that both of us are obviously set in our ways and it is not going to get us anywhere.
Good morning, John. Mom and I are trying to decide which church to try this morning.
I’ve been meaning to follow up our walk around the lake with a note, so here it is. My belief that homosexuality is a sin is based on two things - one is that the Bible says it is wrong several times in both the old and the new testament, and we need to follow what the Bible says.
Proverbs 23:7 reads: “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” (I like this one!)
Just read this…ok? Please. I keep seeing the same story over and over…people who have been in the gay lifestyle for a long time, want out.
Ok, one more thing….we love you. We are here for you. We want to help you. You have the power to cast this out from you.
If you say you were born into this…well welcome to the club…we were all born in sin. It’s what we do with it that makes us Christians. Your sin is no worse then my many sins. Every day I need help with my sins. I can’t do it alone.
Fighting this will be awful and amazing. Lots of tears. Lots of pain. Lots of happiness. Lots of blessings.
My Dear John, I am going to write to you when I feel like you might listen… The more I study this, the more I pray about it, the more I think about, the more that I know I have to keep talking to you. I woke up this morning thinking about how hurt I was that you would not come to us when you were questioning this, that you would tell your friends before you would tell us. This just means that you were afraid that we would try to talk you out of this or try to get you help. You didn’t want to be talked out of this…you wanted this. You showed us disrespect and did not come to us, you went to everyone else…why? You went to everyone else because you knew that they would think this was cool. They would help you on this path. They would confirm that this was right. This almost hurts more then anything else. You knew this was wrong…..very wrong and yet you are seeking to make it right. Please go back to when you were questioning this and see why you were doing that. God was telling you it was wrong.
I will not rest, I will not stop praying, I will not stop fighting, I will protect you, I will love you, I will do everything in my power to help you….but I can not make you change your ways. Jesus can and you can. That is the bottom line. We have to have faith and wehave to have hope. Nothing else matters, not your degree, not yourself, not your life. Your soul is under fire and you are so very strong, you can run from this. Run to Jesus. You can run to us. I want you to continue to live as Jesus wants you to live, clean, sex-free, pure. We will help you, we will be here for you. We will come down to the Cities every week and we will talk. We can talk on the phone every day. We will stand together with you. We are on our knees every day for you. We are asking for God’s wisdom for us and for Him to open your eyes and to open your ears so that you can see and hear His plan for you.
Dad has spoken to me about how the reason he believes it is to be gay is that he feels the holy spirit within him opposes it (I’m struggling to paraphrase here). You do not speak for God and neither do I. Let him speak for himself on this issue and turn to the bible.
Hi My Sweet Precious Son!
I had a conversation on email with your brother where I asked him not to encourage you if you came to him with questions but to help you see the physical dangers of this kind of life (health wise). He defended your right to choose your own life. That is true. But, I have to say that I feel that same way about my brothers and the way they are living their lives. I don’t understand my mom lecturing them or trying to get them to see how they are wrong. To me it seems like she is pushing them farther away….now I understand why my mom is hurting all the time (and why I am probably annoying you and making you want to tune me out!). She loves my brothers like we love you! I love my brothers but it doesn’t really bother me too much how they live their lives. I don’t have a mother’s love for them! I have not been a good sister to them…so know you have forced me to add them to my prayers!