This article is designed to help non-gays deal with their responses to gay people and with their own reactions to homosexuality, and to encourage Christians who are interested in ministering to gay and lesbian people.
An event most people are totally unprepared for is the discovery that someone close to them is gay. Whether the confession of gayness comes from a son or daughter, husband, wife or a close friend, the reaction is often the same: "What do I say to them now?", "How can I help?" and sometimes, "Could I be partly to blame for this situation?"