What happens when the most important parts of your life come into conflict? When Christian mom Susan Cottrell’s daughter came out, she faced an impossible choice: her LGBTQ child or her church. In this heartwarming talk, Susan explains why she chose her LGBTQ child and how she fights for progress inside the Christian Church. Susan Cottrell is a prominent voice for faith parents of LGBTQI children. She is an international speaker, acclaimed author (books), and public theologian with a Masters in Theological Studies. After spending 25 years in the Evangelical church, she founded FreedHearts to champion the LGBTQI community and their families. She served as the Vice-President of PFLAG Austin (Texas) and was endorsed by The Human Rights Campaign and The Gay Christian Network. She has five children, two of whom are in the LGBTQI community, with her husband of 30 years, Rob.
I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.
― Brené Brown
You are our strength and salvation, O God.
You are our hope and deliverer.
In the midst of fear and uncertainty in our lives
And when the powerless of the world are overwhelmed by
Recall us to our true source of help.
Awaken us again to your strong presence within us.
Awaken us again to hope.
— John Philip Newell from Celtic Treasure: Daily Scripture and Prayer
- Building a Bridge
- Prayer For When A Loved One Comes Out To You As LGBTQ+
- LGBT Catholics: Owning Our Faith
- Uncommon Generosity, Uncommon Courage
- Widening Our Circle Of Compassion
- Love Is The Measure
- I Have Decided To Love