10 Things I Wish Every Christian Leader Knew About Gay Teens in Their Church

by Laurie Krieg. The Center for Faith, Sexuality and Gender.


From a traditional marriage perspective, this article has concrete suggestions to relate with LGBTQ youth, including healthy conversation ideas, phrases to avoid, building relationships, and Biblical scripture.


how to respond when a teen comes out, Biblical wisdom about sexuality, healthy mentoring

Recommended Audience

Christian parents and faith leaders who value traditional marriage



Practical Applications

  • Become more comfortable talking with LGBTQ youth by reading insights in this article.
  • Preach a sermon about traditional marriage and sexuality by using the insights and language offered in this article.

About the Contributor

Kelly Minas

Kelly Minas designs and directs evaluation processes for grants, resource consulting, and educational programs at the Center for Congregations. Kelly received an undergraduate degree in American culture from Vassar College, where she was active in interfaith work on campus, and a master’s degree in contemporary sociology from the University of Leicester in England.

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