In this episode, Tom Christofferson and I have a discussion about families and their LGBTQ children. Tom is a gay latter-day saint who has been through many experiences in his life, including leaving the faith, and then returning years later. His experience and insight into what LGBTQ members and their families experience in the church is invaluable. He has also authored two books and you will find the links to purchase these books below.
Some of the topics we cover:
- What to do when your child comes out
- How to not just love your child, but be loving
- What to do when church isn’t the best place to be
- Dealing with offensive comments
- How this experience is to help you become more like Jesus Christ
Tom Christofferson has spent his career in investment management and asset servicing, living in the United States and Europe. He has served as a director on corporate and nonprofit boards and as a volunteer with agencies combatting homelessness and long-term unemployment. Tom is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and lives in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of That We May Be One: A Gay Mormon’s Perspective on Faith and Family, published by Deseret Book.
That We May Be One, a Gay Mormon’s Perspective on Faith and Family
A Better Heart, The Impact of Christ’s Pure Love