“Christians should love all peoples – homosexual or not.”
~Alan Chambers, author of God’s Grace and the Homosexual Next Door
- Change yourself before others. If you anticipate awkwardness, it means you need to deal first with your own attitudes and feelings. No one can force a person to repent of sin or change. Exercise grace and patience for the person to be won over by God’s loving truth.
- Bless and embrace. Lovingly welcome people with same-sex attractions. The most effective way to battle the shame and rejection homosexual people face is to look for opportunities to invite them to be part of your life. Take them out to coffee; invite them to participate in your family meal or activities; ask them honest, open-ended questions on how they are doing each time you meet.