I need a Christian counseling for my ...
twinkles

Colorado Springs, CO

#103 Sep 6, 2012
RuthTillman wrote:
I live in South Florida and I am trying to find out if there are any Christian counseling centers where they specialize in helping gay men. He is a teenager and acting out very badly. We had an all night prayer meeting at my church where some of the members and I made a prayer circle around him and just called on God for hours but there has been no change. I have had prayer sessions with church elders in his bedroom while he was at school and annointed the walls and his bed...we have just tried everything and it is very frustrating. I know God can move mountains and I need his help. If anyone knows of any place where I can send him for help please let me know and even if you can't help please pray for us. Thank you.
What is known and what we hope live oft in different houses
Let patience have its perfect work is the thought that James’ espouses
Yet the crisis of the moment that tears inside our breasts
Begs the constant memory that it’s the trial that is our faiths great test

Do all you can, and call for help from all that help would offer
Be it friends, or family and all that men can proffer
But lest we fail to keep in mind its God help for which we seek
Our faith requires we keep it up even when the view’s so bleak

To everything there is a season, to weep, and laugh it’s claimed
And God requires each its place and though our hearts complain
It’s only after sufferings filled when tears leave their trails of grief
That in God’s time laughter comes when the heavens send relief

But caution child lest in your pain your son hears what you’ll not say
Daily looks and eyes speaking pain just push him more away
To places that he finds acceptance, amongst those he thinks are friends
Forgetting that his mother’s love is greater than his sins

When we call upon God's helping hand His thoughts are His not ours
Our only peace is ever found when we trust in his great powers
Let patience have its perfect work though your heart in toil foments
Remembering God loves him too, he sees a man beyond teen moments
Birdbearfrog

United States

#104 Sep 7, 2012
Religion is so freakin retarded. I love my gay son. He has the greatest personality with absolutely minimal insecurities, because my wife and I raised him feeling welcome with whatever sexual feelings he was having. It's when you get too involved with criticism about sex, that's when your child turns in to a confused human being. They're at war with themselves their entire life because you people are too worried about stuff that should be private. Leave him be when it comes to that or you will lose him forever. I am so proud of my Air Force Senior Airman. He's a musician, an architect and a DAMN good father. Raise him and love him like you would any other child and stop with your bible nonsense if it interferes with your relationship with your son.
RrD

Ocala, FL

#105 Sep 19, 2012
RuthTillman wrote:
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I understand your point completely; my fear is that by allowing my son to remain in my home he wull expose my younger children to demonic spirits through his behavior.
So gay people are possessed? Read your Bible, it teaches to LOVE your children. Throwing him out on the street and accusing him of being demonic isn't showing him the love of Christ. No wonder he doesn't believe in God!

“Life?”

Since: Sep 12

Traverse City, MI

#106 Oct 3, 2012
RuthTillman wrote:
I live in South Florida and I am trying to find out if there are any Christian counseling centers where they specialize in helping gay men. He is a teenager and acting out very badly. We had an all night prayer meeting at my church where some of the members and I made a prayer circle around him and just called on God for hours but there has been no change. I have had prayer sessions with church elders in his bedroom while he was at school and annointed the walls and his bed...we have just tried everything and it is very frustrating. I know God can move mountains and I need his help. If anyone knows of any place where I can send him for help please let me know and even if you can't help please pray for us. Thank you.
Just let your son be gay. Accept him for who he is and quit trying to make him conform to your ideals.
Nelson

Orlando, FL

#107 Oct 30, 2012
Crazy Baptist wrote:
<quoted text>Shut up, the Lady asked for help. She asked it on a religious topix open forum. The nature of her need for help was based in a spiritual manner. You need to mind your own business and figure out how you made it all these years and are still so simple minded as to not KNOW that there is a God.
CB
How could you possibly know there is a god? Have you seen him? What makes your feelings real above those of different beliefs that claim the same "spiritual feelings" as you do. It's a hoax and perhaps you are just to simple or to programmed to realize it. SMH. One born every second.
ChristianEvoluti onist

Gurgaon, India

#108 Nov 5, 2012
Hi, I do not wish to spread any disrespect here but I would just like to say that, I my self am a Christian and a very strong one at that. Personally I beleive in god and his messages but there are some messages that I think are more important that others. For example, in the Bible there is only one lie talking about how a man should not lay with another man and then the the rest of that beautiful book is about how you should respect and love all others. I think that you have to take his messages and now use them, by accepting your son and loving him for who he is. It is obvious in my eyes that God has created him in order to test your love of people and wants to see whether or not you love ALL of his creatures. Whether you choose to accept my advice or not is your choice but please at least consider it :D
psy10

York, PA

#109 Dec 12, 2012
premio53 wrote:
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Rather than offend homosexuals by directly confronting the issue of their sinful lifestyle, modern evangelism often tries to soften the approach by saying that "God hates the sin, but loves the sinner." This isn’t a new concept.
Charles Finney stated, "God is not angry merely against the sin abstracted from the sinner, but against the sinner himself. Some persons have labored hard to set up this ridiculous and absurd abstraction, and would fain make it appear that God is angry at sin, yet not at the sinner. He hates the theft, but loves the thief. He abhors adultery, but is pleased with the adulterer. Now this is supreme nonsense. The sin has no moral character apart from the sinner. The act is nothing apart from the actor. The very thing that God hates and disapproves is not the mere event—the thing done in distinction from the doer; but it is the doer himself. It grieves and displeases Him that a rational moral agent, under His government, should array himself against his own God and Father, against all that is right and just in the universe. This is the thing that offends God. The sinner himself is the direct and the only object of his anger."
So the Bible shows. God is angry with the wicked [Psalm 7:11], not with the abstract sin. If the wicked turn not, God will whet His sword—He has bent His bow and made it ready—not to shoot at the sin, but the sinner—the wicked man who has done the abominable thing. This is the only doctrine of either the Bible or of common sense on this subject" (The Guilt of Sin).
The biblical way to witness to a homosexual is not to argue with him about his lifestyle but to use the Law to bring the knowledge of sin. This will show him that he is guilty of breaking God’s holy Law, and he is damned not because of, but despite his sexual preference. The Law was made for homosexuals, as well as other lawbreakers. See Psalm 5:5 (The Evidence Bible)
Oh please. That concept is no different than if your kids does drugs. Not only do you hate that he does drugs, you hate him for it. See, sounds completely illogical, doesn't it? You seem to have forgotten, "For God so LOVED the world, that he gave his only begotten son so that we may not perish, but have ever lasting life". He would not hate his children, He would disapprove of their actions.
Cam

Newnan, GA

#110 Feb 1, 2013
The way I see it the Bible says every sin is equal. To say that someone is born gay means people are born killers or liars, its all the same to God. I believe gays can still go to heaven by accepting Jesus as their savior but just like any other sin, especially not a repented one, God will judge you accordingly. I think my sister is gay a and its tough, but I will love her. As it says hate the sin, love the sinner. Nothing against gay people but no one will ever tell me its ok to be gay just like its not ok to be a killer or a liar or adultress.
amazing

San Diego, CA

#111 Feb 14, 2013
wow, you're all a-holes.
amazing

San Diego, CA

#112 Feb 14, 2013
btw God is a lie
enjoy being brainwashed you dumbf*cks
Allah

United States

#113 Feb 16, 2013
Who wrote:
<quoted text>
Satan could not have said it better. For shame!
HAIL SATAN!!!!
faith henson

United States

#114 Feb 23, 2013
premio53 wrote:
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Rather than offend homosexuals by directly confronting the issue of their sinful lifestyle, modern evangelism often tries to soften the approach by saying that "God hates the sin, but loves the sinner." This isn’t a new concept.
Charles Finney stated, "God is not angry merely against the sin abstracted from the sinner, but against the sinner himself. Some persons have labored hard to set up this ridiculous and absurd abstraction, and would fain make it appear that God is angry at sin, yet not at the sinner. He hates the theft, but loves the thief. He abhors adultery, but is pleased with the adulterer. Now this is supreme nonsense. The sin has no moral character apart from the sinner. The act is nothing apart from the actor. The very thing that God hates and disapproves is not the mere event—the thing done in distinction from the doer; but it is the doer himself. It grieves and displeases Him that a rational moral agent, under His government, should array himself against his own God and Father, against all that is right and just in the universe. This is the thing that offends God. The sinner himself is the direct and the only object of his anger."
So the Bible shows. God is angry with the wicked [Psalm 7:11], not with the abstract sin. If the wicked turn not, God will whet His sword—He has bent His bow and made it ready—not to shoot at the sin, but the sinner—the wicked man who has done the abominable thing. This is the only doctrine is not to argue with him about his lifestyle but to use the Law to bring the knowledge of sin. This will show him that he is guilty of breaking God’s holy Law, and he is damned not because of, but despite his sexual preference. The Law was made for homosexuals, as well as other lawbreakers. See Psalm 5:5 (The Evidence Bible)
#.........verily i say unto u..do not touch that of the unclean.for god invented sexuality for procreation....to follow and serve him..not to be left to our own sexual devices......god was clear about this......more clear than murder...the one sin to denounce the temple...your body..there are just as much earthly consequences as there are after life.......ypur opinion is based on much lack of the bible....it was written for believers....only...therefore only beleivers may receive the messages god intended with his words...love tge lord god wirh all your mind body and spirit....doesnt say unless u feel gay .....u seriously need to not put such demonic doubt on the words of my lord and savior....publicly.thus woman asked for help not condemnation...no one is born gay...because the bible says we were made in his image born in sin..born innoscent....if thats not true then read what god says about the innoscence of a child
Matt

Concord, Australia

#115 Feb 23, 2013
First of all you need to very careful passing judgement. You have no right to categorised homosexuality as a greater sin then the ones you all commit on a daily basis.

Jesus was about healing through forgiveness. You have isolated your son and pushed him down in your own judgement. Have your sought Gods wisdom and heart in this matter?

What did Jesus do when a woman was caught committing adultery? What did Jesus teach about sexual immorality? We are no different to that woman and we have all sinned.

What gives you the right to pass judgement on your son when you yourself are not perfect?

What you son needs is love (refer to Paul on what love is).
Just being honest

Brooklyn, NY

#116 Mar 8, 2013
Amazing to read some of the post on here and see how this topic brings the anger out in people. I am a 42 year old male who has struggled with homosexuality all of my life. I was raised in a good Christan home, attended Bible College and have even worked in a few churches over the years. I no longer attend church because of the lack of compassion and willingness to understand my struggle from fellow Christians,(both from Christians who affirm the gay lifestyle and those Christians who oppose it). In other worlds when I was in the church I was so alone and hurting because of lack of support from those who claimed they loved me. Today I struggle daily with my sexuality but I choose to follow God rather than my feelings and desires. Depression is a battle, sexuality is a battle, but if we read scripture that is what this life is all about one big battle of righteousness and unrighteousness, its the whole reason Christ came to die for our sins, so that we would have a way back to a righteous God. If the Bible is wrong about homosexuality (mistranslated over the years) then the whole entire Bible is up for debate, Jesus is up for debate, Him dying on the Cross is up for debate. This is the whole point of faith, believe what is is unseen.

We live in a fallen, sinful world, none of us is without sin be it gay, straight, the Pope or the president; we are all unrighteous in the eyes of God. It is only through Jesus Christ can we be made righteous. Jesus said if ANYONE who will follow me he MUST deny HIMSELF (sexuality, feelings, emotions, struggles, hurts, pains, etc.) and follow Him. To be a Christians means to turn from our desires and to follow, trust in and recognize that Gods ways are much higher than our own, yet we have faith to follow him no matter our lack of understanding or frustration that our sexuality does not line up with the Bible.

To follow Christ is a walk of faith, that each day He will give us the strength to set aside our desires, be them gay or straight those desires of the flesh that don't line up with the word of God. I heard someone recently say "but we are all children of God and God made me this way, he loves me just as I am". Although this is a wonderful idea that we are all children of God, its not what the Bible says. We are not all children of God, only those who have chosen to follow Jesus Christ and make Him their Lord and Savior, until someone has done that they can not see or experience the fullness of Christ and will be clouded by their lust of the flesh, feelings, emotions such as one is who follows their same sex attractions.

Every day I struggle with homosexuality, it can be lonely, and very depressing when I take my eyes off of Jesus and try to walk this life in my own strength. We all are giving challenges in this life, but the Bible tells us it is those challenges (homosexuality, lust, addictions, anger, abuse) those challenges as unfair as they may be it is these things that draw us to Christ and a relationship with Him.

To the gay person who is angry and offended by the post on this site, I challenge you to really dive in and find out what the Bible says, not just about homosexuality but what God says, who God is, who Jesus is; read it for yourself and not what others say about the Bible or what you have heard.

To the Christian struggling with understanding someone who is gay, put yourself in their shoes, ask yourself was it Jesus who died for them? Is it Jesus who loves them? And if so then love the homosexual as Jesus would. Jesus loved and accepted the woman at the well, yet He did not want her to remain in sin.

Jesus is asking us all to follow Him, to deny ourselves and follow Him no matter what our struggle in this life may be. Luke 9:23
Then Jesus “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

To the struggling parent. Just love your son, let him find Jesus through your love for him. He will find Jesus in his own time.
Denise

Ahmadi, Kuwait

#117 Mar 14, 2013
You Evangelicals are a DISGRACE to the very name of GOD & sanctity of religion. I will tell you what will be the true outcome of your DOINGS, if there is a just GOD you will face DAMNATION for attempts at 'Changing' your son. Forgive for my rather indiscreet words but really why do you think ANY PERSON WOULD POSSIBLY CHOOSE TO BE GAY? I've got Gay friends who've confessed to me that they've known they were different as young as 4. By that I don't mean they contemplated the pleasure of sexual acts with other men. They simply liked the prince more than the princess in the FairyTale. Gay people aren't contemplating 'SINFUL SEX' as would rather put it, all the time, some simply want the company of a MAN that just well loves them & cares for them. And please by God if you want him to have a healthy life & his sanity stop your odd practices at reforming him & show your acceptance. Believe me he will probably be the happiest kid in the world if you said that inspite what his sexual orientation be, you still love him. I lost my older brother to something such & parents wish upon their very lives everyday that hoping things could have been different. So heres hoping for you & your son & I'll pray for your peace & wellbeing.
VoiceOfReason

New York, NY

#118 Mar 20, 2013
RuthTillman wrote:
I live in South Florida and I am trying to find out if there are any Christian counseling centers where they specialize in helping gay men. He is a teenager and acting out very badly. We had an all night prayer meeting at my church where some of the members and I made a prayer circle around him and just called on God for hours but there has been no change. I have had prayer sessions with church elders in his bedroom while he was at school and annointed the walls and his bed...we have just tried everything and it is very frustrating. I know God can move mountains and I need his help. If anyone knows of any place where I can send him for help please let me know and even if you can't help please pray for us. Thank you.
This has got to be another troll post. Seriously? You would kick your own flesh and blood out of the house because you are ignorant, selfish and scared? God isn't even real and deep down all you overzealous religious bible pushing freaks know it. let it go, because if you love him you truly would support anything he does as long as isn't physically harming anyone. People like you are why normal people hate Christians and religion. Does that make you feel good? Are you proud to be justly despised and obviously wrong? It is so pathetic and you look like an asshole. Throw a bible at me or try and prove me wrong. You can't. I win, so get out.
Hello

Hawesville, KY

#120 Apr 27, 2013
Excuse me all wrote:
No. Im not stupid. I know how god, MY god, made me. And he put me here to speak for others like me. Because dudes? My life, my salvation? Is as a dirty wrag, dirt black, as is yours. However my saviors grace, his divine blood? It creates nope, not a clean wrag, blood not bleach, but a wrag of a new color. Something more beautiful and creative than the white wrag. A wrag if a beautiful crimsom, drenched in his love and passion.
Im sorry but your analogy of salvation being like unto a "wrag of a new color" is not scriptural. Scripture clearly says that a heart that has been cleansed by the Blood of Jesus Christ shall be washed as white as snow and not washed red as blood.
So therefore theoretically speaking any spiritual bloodwashing resulting in a heart being made any color other than "white as snow" would be the end result of a washing by the blood of a foreign or unkown christ aka a false/anti-christ of a false gospel.

There is a reason the scriptures tells us that a heart that washed with the Blood of Christ is washed white and it is not washed red.
Any knowedgeable artist will verify that "white" is not a actual color so therefore any heart that is washed with a color is in fact a stained heart. A stained heart would be a heart that is contaminated with a colored substance or rather contaminated by sin.
Satan would love to trick christians into believing the Blood of Jesus Christ washes believers hearts into all these beautiful wonderfull diverse colors of the rainbow. But this is simply not scriptural and therefore not true.
Hello

Hawesville, KY

#121 Apr 27, 2013
Excuse me all wrote:
Dont judge god, do not damn others or it will come back onto you, whomever believed in him had everlasting light, and he gave his blood for the sins of his people, things like this, and listen, OK?! Your KID. YEA, like me, he/she may be thinking this, but because if what you are saying is true (and dudes you are our parents, we wanna trust you, we love you, you love me right mommy? Daddy? Cause that girl over there? I love her to.) then well maybe we are better off DEAD. BECAUSE if god doesnt want us if we feel like this, and you dont want us, we dont want to be hated, and we dont want to go to hell, but we are MISRABLE the way you WANT US..... So maybe, we are better off dead.
Im sorry if i sound a bit cold blooded but the biggest trick Satan uses to manipulate the church into accepting and embracing homosexuality is the "if you dont accept me and my homosexuality i will have to kill myself" rhetoric.
God does not tell you to kill yoursef. Your family doesnt tell you to kill yourself. Your friends at school dont tell you to kill yourself. The family dog doesnt tell you to kill yourself. There are no big flashing signs on the side of the road saying "HEY YOU NEED TO KILL YOURSELF AND DO SO ASAP".
Any voice that tells you to kill yourself is the voice of satan and when you do as satan commands you to do then that means satan is your master making you a servant of satan.
So tell me do you think a person who was under the control of satan and served him as their master will go to heaven when they die? Not likely.
petite

Central District, Hong Kong

#122 Apr 29, 2013
First: to the one that calls themselves 'Hello', I can't think of another better word to describe how ironically putting of you are and your belief. Bitch please, those people that like to kill or harm themselves because they think people don't understand/ accept them are called emos, according to general sterotyping. and tumblr.
Now I'm not saying that there aren't any 'emo' gays or anything cause there are. But most of them are all 'grow a pair, I'm gay, and I don't give a shit for your opinion'.
And obviously no one tells you to kill yourself in the Bible. But Satan isn't using any gay people as an ultanium? for Christians to choose between accepting either your son's sexuality or for them to die. Because after reading the original post for the thread, this poster would rather kick her son out of her house than to accept him. Is this the unconditional love that you Christians enjoy proclaiming loudly in front of other people's faces?
I believe what 'excuse me wrote' is that well, if no one loves and accepts us, which totally contradicts the Bible, then we would be better off dead then to live a life that is a lie and pose, act like someone who you are not. Because, then that too is not life, sure you are alive but not truly living, so what's the difference if you are lying buried in a grave?
If according to the Bible, God said in the NEW Testament to love yourself and others. Trying tio live a lie is not loving youself. And, ironically, the Bible tells us not to lie. So what does this mean, hmm?
And puhlease, according to you Christians all are sinners, thus servants of Satan. Is this not why Jesus had to come down and sacrifice himself to save all sinners?
There may not be a flashing sign daying that syicide is neccessary, but think this: perhaps if us teenagers have a loving family that supports us, then maybe Satan can't use this way to 'control' us.
Now back to the topic: Homophobes, all of you. Shall I elaborate later?
Hello

Hawesville, KY

#123 Apr 30, 2013
petite wrote:
Now back to the topic: Homophobes, all of you. Shall I elaborate later?
No you shall not elaborate because anything you have to say is of your father the devil and is of no help at all.

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