The Essentials Edition

Honor God and care well for LGBT+ loved ones in your life with 42 pages of the most essential guidance you’ll need for the journey. For every pastor, every parent, and all who care.

Guiding Families: The Essentials Edition offers relationally honoring, biblically sound guidance for pastors, parents, and all who care.

The Essentials Edition will help you to:

What's Inside


The Essentials Edition pares down over 60 distinct topics over 6 sections from Guiding Families: Expanded Edition into the most essential content. Each page will give you practical knowledge, understanding, and next steps to honor God and relate more effectively with your LGBT+ loved ones.

Growing Up LGBT+

The weight teens carry while growing up

Risks Youth Face

The two leading factors for LGBT+ teen suicide

How Teens Come Out

Six developmental stages for LGBT+ youth

Bridging Relational Gaps

Shepherding the path to independence

How Parents Often Respond

Six acceptance stages for parents of LGBT+ youth

... and more

18 other essential topics

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