Helping Teens Understand Homosexuality
Sue Bohlin — In this article we look at ways to communicate the truth
about homosexuality to teens. We examine the lies they are told and the sexual
pressure they are under. We also look at ways to help kids process their gender
confusion, as well as address helpful ways to encourage teens who already
identify themselves as gay or lesbian. And finally, we provide perspective on
how to treat those who struggle with same-sex attraction in a compassionate and
In many schools and in the rest of the culture today, only
one perspective is allowed to be heard. Consider four lies that are very
familiar to teens today:
First, ďHomosexuality is normal and healthy.Ē Itís
neither. The fact that it simply occurs (in about 2% of the population) doesnít
make it normal. When we look at the way males and females were designed to
complement each other both emotionally and sexually, that tells us something
about the nature of homosexuality, that something has gone wrong somewhere.
This is not judging the people who experience same-sex attraction; itís like a
red light on the dashboard of a car, denoting that something needs attention.
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|MEET THE AUTHOR
"In the twelve years I have been associated with Living Hope Ministries, a Christ-centered organization that helps people dealing with unwanted same-sex attractions, nothing has built my personal faith in God and my appreciation of His power, His grace, and His love like watching Him change lives. It's my privilege to share some of what I've learned about homosexuality in this article."
Sue is a writer, speaker and webservant for Probe. She has been a Bible teacher and conference speaker for over 30 years, and also speaks for MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) and Christian Women's Connection. She is also a professional calligrapher, but most importantly, she is the wife of Dr. Ray Bohlin and the mother of their two grown sons.
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