Episode 112: Mark and Emily Nelson, Active LDS, Gay Son

Listen, Learn & Love Hosted by Richard Ostler show

Summary: My friends Mark and Emily share their family story raising 5 sons including their 16 year old son Samuel who is gay. They share the story of Samuel coming out as gay, the difficult road he is on (including being bullied), and personal revelation regarding their wonderful son Samuel. Emily talks about the community she found at ‘I’ll Walk With You (LDS parent group with LGBTQ children https://www.facebook.com/groups/WalkWithYouLDSParentsOfLGBTQ/) and Mark shares the talk he gave in Church in early 2019 about the doctrine of Christ and how it is applied to our LGBTQ family members (his talk is at https://www.facebook.com/emily.e.nelson.92/posts/10219436843341822) Thank you Mark and Emily for sharing your story. It will help so many parents of LGBTQ family members know how to navigate this road using the doctrine of family and of Christ. You are all awesome.